Matheus Nascimento

Matheus Nascimento


Full name: Matheus Nascimento de Paula

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 03/03/2004 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Height: 183cm

Youth career: Botafogo

Current club: Botafogo

Squad number: 23

Current national team: Brazil U-16

Position: centre-forward

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2019 South American Under-15 Football Championship (5/3)

Contract until: 2023

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: Atletico Madrid

Similar type of player: Ruud van Nistelrooy



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– decent in the air but if he improves his heading ability he will become even more dangerous

– needs to work on his physicality to endure stronger defenders and be more ready for professional football


Style of play:

– goal poacher

– very composed finisher capable on both feet

– extremely dangerous in the penalty area

– very good pace, agility and coordination

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– possesses very impressive mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– constantly on the move looking for space, and usually tries to make runs off the shoulder of the last defender to go through on goal

– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his technique and ball control

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– able to sniff out a goal in any situation

– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates

– accurate penalty taker

Matheus Nascimento with fantastic off the ball movement and superb finish.


Matheus Nascimento outpaces defenders, dribbles past the goalkeeper and scores with a smart finish.


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.





2019 South American Under-15 Football Championship winner with Brazil.


League summary (as for 2 September 2020):

No senior team appearances yet.



Matheus Nascimento is a product of Botafogo youth academy. Thanks to his fantastic form and many goals for Botafogo youth teams he signed his first contract and was promoted to the first-team. He was named on the bench several times already so his professional debut seems to be only a matter of time. In 2019, Matheus represented his country at the South American Under-15 Football Championship, where young ‘Canarinhos’ won the gold medal and presented a great generation of talented players such as Kaiky Melo, Vinícius Tobías, Arthur Wenderroscky, Robinho and Sávio.



“These first weeks were very good for me because I’m learning a lot here and I believe I’m getting better. Botafogo integrate the first-team with the academy and this is very important because when we go up we feel safer and more comfortable. I am very happy, it’s a childhood dream coming true.”

(Matheus Nascimento after first few weeks in the Botafogo first-team)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.





2 responses to “Matheus Nascimento

  1. HiMy name is Boubaker Guediri very pleased to meet. Please confirm how we could send you player players cv post to advertise in your Football Talent Scout? Thankful to explain how it works?Best regards Guediri Boubaker 

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  2. Great talent! Will be a top forward in Europe in the next 18 years for sure! He kinda reminds me of Haaland, a fast and Clinical number 9 that is always on the pursuit for spaces and runs.

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