Date of birth: 01/04/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Brazil
Youth career: Flamengo
Current club: Flamengo
Squad number: —
Current national team: Brazil U-17
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 30.06.2025
Player’s agent: Lifepro
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Marcos Llorente
– ball control
– work rate
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– box-to-box midfielder
– extremely versatile player who can play anywhere in midfield and on both wings/naturally adept in several positions, and is capable of aiding his team defensively as well as offensively
– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– midfielder who can perform at all of midfield positions, linking up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness
– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines
– electric pace and acceleration
– midfielder that imposes himself on the pitch with his physicality, work rate, energy and determination
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his size, technique and good close control
– possesses high stamina, energy and the ability to go on lung-bursting runs through the middle of the park
– above-average decision making
– great tactical and spatial awareness
– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack
– good in combination play
– able to make effective late runs into opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his shooting skills
– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch
– good reaction to the loss of the ball with good aggressive attitude, and good recovery of his position
– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems
– his stamina, determination and pace enables him to cover a lot of ground ground
– hard-working and determined in defensive phase with many important tackles and interceptions for his team
– decent in the air
– very accomplished for his age
– natural leader
França arrives late in the penalty area, dribbles past one man and scores with a great shot.
França tracks back, intercepts the ball and starts the attack of his team.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 17 June 2021):
No senior team appearances yet.
Matheus França is a product of Ninho do Urubu – a famous Flamengo youth academy. He is currently one of the leaders of Mengão U-17 team. He is a part of a very interesting new generation of Flamengo teenagers which includes, among others Lázaro, Gabriel Noga, Patrick, Daniel Cabral, Mateusão, Victor Hugo, Dudu and Matheus Gonçalves.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.