Full name: Marcos Leonardo Santos Almeida
Date of birth: 02/05/2003 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Itapetinga (Brazil)
Youth career: Santos
Current club: Santos
Squad number: 36
Current national team: Brazil U-17
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 1.500.000 €
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 22.10.2022
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Radamel Falcao
– off the ball movement
– ball control
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– complete forward
– pacey and determined forward with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements
– very good agility, coordination and pace
– likes to score with first time shots
– very composed finisher capable on both feet
– killer instinct in the penalty area
– possesses very impressive mid-range and long-range shooting skills
– able to sniff out a goal in any situation
– superb technique and ball control/very good in combination play
– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– aerial threat in the opposition box despite his height/great jumping skills
– very good ambidexterity using his left weaker foot
Leonardo dribbles past his man and scores a fantastic goal with his weaker foot.
Leonardo with a great off the ball movement and simple finish.
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre-forward in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 23 October 2020):
Campeonato Brasileiro 2020 (ongoing): 6 games/1 goal (Santos)
Marcos Leonardo is a product of a famous Santos youth academy. He is part of a new wave o highly talented Santos players which include, among others Renyer, Kaiky Melo, Sandry, Kaio Jorge, Derick, Ivonei and Ângelo Borges. Marcos made his professional – and Campeonato Brasileiro – debut on 20 August, coming on as a second-half substitute for Yeferson Soteldo in a 1–0 away win against Sport Recife. He scored his first professional goal on 4 October, netting his team’s third in a 3–2 away win against Goiás.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.