Bruno Gonçalves

Bruno Gonçalves


Full name: Bruno Gonçalves de Jesus

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 14/03/2003 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Brazil

Height: —

Youth career: Red Bull Bragantino

Current club: Red Bull Bragantino

Squad number: —

Current national team: Brazil U-16

Position: center-forward

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: Copa SP de Futebol Júnior 2020

Contract until: 01.03.2022

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Ronaldo Fenomeno



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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– complete forward

– pacey and determined forward with killer-instinct and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

– very good agility, coordination and pace

– very composed finisher capable on both feet

– likes to be given a free role to roam the pitch and find space

– able to get out of various different scenarios, able to play wide and go direct, or being central and cutting through the lines/difference-maker

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

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– likes to come deep to recieve the ball and start out his attacks from there

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– superb technique and ball control

– able to dribble at top speed

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– good ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

Bruno enters the penalty area, dribbles past three opponents and scores with his weaker foot.


Bruno outpaces all defenders and scores with his weaker foot.


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 16 November 2020):

Campeonato Paulista Série A2 2020: 6 games/0 goals (RB Bragantino)



Bruno Gonçalves de Jesus, simply known as Bruno Gonçalves or Bruno, is a product of Red Bull Bragantino youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Brazil at the moment. He showed himself to a wider crowd at the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior 2020 – the most important under-20 football competition in Brazil. In 2020, he was one of two Brazilians that featured on a list entitled “Next Generation 2019: 60 of the best young talents in world football” by The Guardian.



“Considered the best Brazilian footballer born in 2003, Bruno Gonçalves is a mix of speed and technical ability. Perhaps the best evidence of his talent is the goal he scored against Serra during Copa São Paulo, one of the best goals of the competition, when he dribbled past five opponents before putting the ball into the net. Bruno Gonçalves has been a player at Red Bull Bragantino since 2015 (Red Bull have invested heavily in Brazilian football recently) after failed attempts to play for Corinthians and São Paulo. The youngster may have a great future but, he says, his main aim is to remain humble and buy a house for his mother, who is a housekeeper in São Paulo.”

(The Guardian)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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World-class potential.





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