Full name: Victor Hugo Gomes Silva
Date of birth: 11/05/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Brazil
Youth career: Flamengo
Current club: Flamengo
Squad number: —
Current national team: Brazil U-17
Position: attacking midfielder, second striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior 2022
Contract until: 31.12.2025
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Rivaldo
– ball control
– first touch
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– advanced playmaker
– in addition to his technical and playmaking skills, he has a lot of qualities of a raumdeuter
– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch
– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession, and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays
– able to get out of various different scenarios and often chooses options which are unexpected for the opposition/difference-maker
– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions
– highly technical and creative player
– likes to dribble
– likes to make quick first touch combinations with his teammates
– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, and very confident of his skills
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player
– often makes surging runs into the penalty box
– very good sense of space, timing, instinct, and finishing skills in the penalty area
– possesses very impressive mid–range and long-range shooting skills
– fairly good in the air
Victor Hugo loses his marker with a quick feint and scores with a good finish.
Victor Hugo makes a good off the ball run into the penalty area and scores.
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
Campeonato Brasileiro 2021 U-17 winner with Flamengo.
Brazilian Cup U-17 2021 winner with Flamengo.
League summary (as for 7 January 2022):
No senior team appearances yet.
Victor Hugo is a product of Ninho do Urubu – the famous Flamengo youth academy. In 2021, he was one of the biggest stars of a very successful Fla 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, Matheus Gonçalves, Lucas Santos, Dudu, and Matheus França.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.