Full name: Yan Bueno Couto
Date of birth: 03/06/2002 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Curitiba (Brazil)
Youth career: Coritiba FC
Current club: Coritiba FC
Squad number: —
Current national team: Brazil U-17
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2019 South American U-17 Championship (4/0), 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (4/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Dani Alves
– pace and acceleration
– overly aggressive sometimes when defending
Style of play:
– complete full-back
– attack-minded player looking to push on at every opportunity, offering great pace overlapping runs into advanced positions
– very good agility and coordination, with great pace at all distances
– able to play as a wing-back in 3-5-2 and even as a winger if needed
– often looks to burst forward to offer width to the attacking movement in the final third
– able to cut inside and run at the defense directly
– likes to cross
– known for his tireless runs up and down the wings to aid both attack and defence
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control
– endless energy and his powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes on the right side
– determined and tenacious in defensive phase
– great timing and game reading ability when going forward
– all-action and energetic
Yan Couto with a great cross to assist his teammate in the World Cup U-17 final.
Yan Couto dribbles past his opponent and makes a great run down the right flank.
He is best suited to playing as:
Right-back in 4-3-3.
2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner with Brazil.
League summary (as for 20 November 2019):
No senior team appearances yet.
Yan Couto is a product of the Coritiba youth academy. He was one of the most important players of Brazil national team which won the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. In 2019, he was one of three Brazilians that featured on a list entitled “Next Generation 2019: 60 of the best young talents in world football” by The Guardian.
“Started off playing futsal for five years, giving him great technique, and he joined Coritiba at the age of 10. He is not the tallest, nor the strongest, but he is extremely quick and is a threat going forward as well as good at defending. His reference point is Dani Alves although his style of play is perhaps more like Rafinha, another former Coritiba player, who went on to spend eight seasons at Bayern Munich and is now back in Brazil with Flamengo.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.