Matheus Gonçalves

Matheus Gonçalves

Full name: Matheus Gonçalves Martins

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 18/08/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Brazil

Height: —

Youth career: Flamengo

Current club: Flamengo

Squad number: —

Current national team: Brazil U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Ángel Di María


– pace

– acceleration

– technique 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– first touch 

– flair 

– agility 

– creativity 

– balance 

– passing

– crossing

– finishing

– long shots


– operating with his right weaker foot

Style of play:

– inside forward

– extremely skilled and versatile player able to play anywhere in attack

– creative player with great technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– likes to dribble

– often moves into midfield areas and combines play intelligently with midfielders

– above-average vision, passing, and playmaking skills/has all the qualities to play as an advanced playmaker as well

– has the technique, ability, and confidence to execute killer passes and set up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates

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

– likes to have the ball at his feet and often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score or pass

– possesses good midrange and longrange shooting skills

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control

– exceptional ability to maneuver in tight spaces

– 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

– very good in combinational play

– excellent balance, footwork, coordination, and changes of pace

– very good ball control and dribbling skills at top speed

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

– all-action and energetic

– does not hesitate to track back and work for the team/high work rate in the defensive phase/pressing

– gets fouled often

– competent set-piece taker

Matheus Gonçalves cuts inside, dribbles past two opponents with ease, and scores with a clinical shot from outside the penalty area.
Matheus Gonçalves enters the penalty area, loses his marker with a great first touch, and scores with a powerful finish.

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.



Campeonato Brasileiro 2021 U-17 winner with Flamengo.

Brazilian Cup U-17 2021 winner with Flamengo.

League summary (as for 26 November 2021):

No senior team appearances yet.


Matheus Gonçalves is a product of Ninho do Urubu – the famous Flamengo youth academy. He is currently one of the stars of a very successful Rubro-negro U-17 team. He is a part of a very interesting new generation of Flamengo teenagers which includes, among others Lázaro, Gabriel Noga, Petterson, Daniel Cabral, Mateusão, Werton, Victor Hugo, Dudu, and Matheus França.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


World-class potential.



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