Eguinaldo

Eguinaldo

Full name: Eguinaldo de Sousa Lemos

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 09/08/2004 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Monção (Brazil)

Height: 175cm

Youth career: Vasco da Gama

Current club: Vasco da Gama

Squad number: 21

Current national team: Brazil U-20

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 08.08.2027

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Gabriel Jesus

Strengths:

– pace 

– acceleration 

– technique 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– agility 

– finishing 

– movement 

– heading 

– work rate 

To improve:

– combative and tenacious in duels but still has a big margin to improve his physicality to feel more comfortable in contact situations

– can be a little bit wasteful sometimes/still needs to work on his composure in the final third to become even more prolific

Style of play:

– inside forward/advanced striker

– versatile and mobile forward who is capable of playing anywhere along the front line

– great acceleration, agility, flair, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination

– player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– likes to dribble

– creative at his off-the-ball movements in and around the penalty area

– constantly on the move looking for space

– very explosive over the first meters

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

– mobile and skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure

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

– likes to make effective off the ball/shoulder runs to beat the defensive line

– possesses interesting and powerful mid-range and long-range shooting skills with his right foot

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

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

– good heading ability/aerial threat in the penalty area despite his height

– very active and hardworking in pressing

– gets fouled often

– all-action and energetic

Eguinaldo controls the ball at the edge of the penalty area, makes a quick decision, and scores with a powerful and precise finish.
Eguinaldo attacks from the wing, dribbles past two opponents, and provides an assist for his teammate with a simple pass.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-4-2.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 14 September 2022):

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B 2022 (ongoing): 10 games/2 goals (Vasco)

Description:

Eguinaldo 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, Rayan, Nathan, Talles Magno, Marrony, Riquelme, Bruno Gomes, Pedrinho, MT, Arthur Sales, and Gabriel Pec. He made his professional debut for Vasco on 20 July 2022 in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B game against Ituano. He scored his first goal just 9 days later against CRB. Thanks to his good form in the Brazilian second tier, he recently received his first-ever call-up to the Brazil U-20 national team.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 

First team material in a top European league.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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