Full name: Ricardo Mathias da Silva
Date of birth: 25/07/2006 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Nova Iguaçu (Brazil)
Youth career: Ferroviária, Internacional (since 2022)
Current club: Internacional
Squad number: —
Current national team: —
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Duván Zapata/Umar Sadiq
– off the ball movement
– activity and efficiency in pressing
Style of play:
– complete forward
– very tall player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– forceful, quick, and powerful
– has tendency to drift onto the wings and attack from there
– likes to make powerful runs into penalty box
– killer instinct and great off the ball movement both inside and outside the penalty area
– clinical finisher
– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– often moves deeper into midfield and draws defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates
– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength, ability to shield the ball, and excellent close control
– good dribbler who’s also prolific when attacking from deep/wing
– above-average dribbling skills, footwork, and close control in limited spaces
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace, acceleration, and movement
– aerial threat in the opposition box
Mathias attacks from the wing, dribbles past his opponent with ease, and scores from a tight angle.
Mathias shows his great pace and movement on the counter and scores.
Heatmap by InStat:
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre-forward in 4-3-3.
Campeonato Paulista U-15 2021 runner-up with Ferroviária.
League summary (as for 30 August 2022):
No senior team appearances yet.
Ricardo Mathias joined Celeiro de Ases, the superb Internacional youth academy, from Ferroviária in 2022 after a fantastic season in the Campeonato Paulista U-15 in which Ricardo scored 13 goals, helping his team reach the final of the competition. Currently, he is an absolute star of Inter U-17, an interesting team with many exciting talents such as Vinicius Côrtes, João Dalla Corte, Matheus Lemons, Rodriguinho, Allex, Lucas Farias, and Vytor Kawan. He is also a member of a very strong generation of Brazilian players born in 2006 which includes, among others Rayan, Endrick, Luis Guilherme, Pedro, Dudu, Vitor Figueiredo, Felipe Lima, Bernardo Valim, Bill, Lorran, Matheus Lima, Estrella, João Victor, and Camilo.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.