Full name: Rayan Vitor Simplício Rocha

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 03/08/2006 (15 years old)

Place of birth: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Height: 186cm

Youth career: Vasco da Gama

Current club: Vasco da Gama

Squad number: —

Current national team: —

Position: winger, centre-forward

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: Copa São Paulo de Futebol Junior 2022 (4/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Adriano


– pace 

– finishing 

– instinct 

– off the ball movement 

– athleticism 

– dribbling 

– technique 

– ball control 

– link-up play 

– heading 

– versatility 


– defensive contribution

Style of play:

– complete forward

– modern all-round forward able to shine on many attacking positions and roles/often plays on the wing as an inside forward

– tall player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– powerful and determined forward with killer-instinct, great technique on the ball, and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

– great pace, footwork, and coordination for a player of his size

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game/very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

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

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize

– creative and elegant with above-average playmaking skills

– clinical finisher capable on both feet

– possesses interesting mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his technique, strength, and ball control

– very good dribbler who’s also very prolific when attacking from deep/wing

– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed

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

– aerial threat in the opposition box

Rayan enters into the penalty area, makes a quick one-two with his teammate, and scores with a very calm finish.
Rayan dribbles past the defendert thanks to his great pace and scores with a powerful finish.

Heatmap by InStat:

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 15 June 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.


Rayan is a product of Vasco da Gama academy – a youth system that produced many interesting youngsters in recent years such as Douglas Luiz, Paulinho, Evander, Andrey Santos, Nathan, Talles Magno, Marrony, Riquelme, Bruno Gomes, Pedrinho, MT, Arthur Sales, and Gabriel Pec. Rayan is considered to be one of the most talented U17s in Brazil. He is one of the leaders of an extremely interesting generation of Brazilian players born in 2006 which includes, among others Endrick, Luis Guilherme, Pedro, Dudu, Vitor Figueiredo, Felipe Lima, João Victor, Camilo, and João Dalla Corte.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.



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