Full name: Andrey Nascimento dos Santos
Date of birth: 03/05/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Youth career: Vasco da Gama
Current club: Vasco da Gama
Squad number: 18
Current national team: Brazil U-18
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2019 South American Under-15 Football Championship (5/2), Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior 2022
Contract until: 01.08.2023
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Konrad Laimer
– work rate
– ball control
– off the ball movement
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– box-to-box midfielder
– player with very good body mass ratio, power, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– powerful midfielder that imposes himself on the pitch with his tireless running, work rate, and strength
– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game with dribbling, progressive runs, and passes
– perfect player for a high intensity and pressing team
– possesses high stamina, energy, and the ability to make dangerous runs through the middle of the park
– able to make effective late runs into the opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his shooting skills
– makes many interceptions thanks to his great recovery pace
– covers a lot of space
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength and ability to shield the ball
– able to dribble and make quick combinations at top speed
– extremely dominant in the air
– indirect set-piece threat
– consistent, aggressive, determined, and tenacious in the defensive phase
– mature with above-average decision-making for a player of his age
Andrey makes a late run into the penalty area and scores with a beautiful mid-range shot.
Andrey makes a great timing tackle and starts a dangerous counter-attack.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
2019 South American Under-15 Football Championship winner with Brazil.
League summary (as for 21 January 2022):
Campeonato Carioca 2021: 1 game/0 goals (Vasco)
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B 2021: 1 game/0 goals (Vasco)
Andrey Santos is a product of Vasco da Gama youth academy. He made his professional debut for Vasco on 7 march 2021 in the Campeonato Carioca game against Volta Redonda. Andrey is one of the most exciting players of a very strong generation of Brazilian players born in 2004 which includes, among others Biro, Matheus Nascimento, Matheus França, Kaiky Melo, Emersonn, Mycael, Vinícius Tobías, Ângelo Gabriel, Thauan Lara, Mateusão, Sávio, Giovani, and Victor Hugo.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.