Matheus França

Matheus França

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 01/04/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Brazil

Height: 178cm

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 —

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: Lifepro

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Marcos Llorente


– pace 

– athleticism 

– technique 

– ball control 

– versatility 

– tackling

– passing

– tactical intelligence

– dribbling 

– 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.




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