Thalys

Thalys

Full name: Thalys Henrique Gomes de Araújo

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 22/05/2005 (17 years old)

Place of birth: São Miguel dos Campos (Brazil)

Height: 184cm

Youth career: CRB, Palmeiras (since 2020)

Current club: Palmeiras

Squad number: —

Current national team: —

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: CEE Cup 2022 (3/3)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Rivaldo

Strengths:

– dribbling 

– ball control 

– technique 

– athleticism 

– creativity 

– passing 

– vision 

– first touch 

– off the ball movement 

– pace 

– heading 

To improve:

– faster decision-making on the ball

– needs to work on his consistency during games/has a tendency to ‘disappear’ sometimes

– efficiency in defensive duels

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

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

– good pace and coordination for a player of his size

– likes to dribble

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

– likes to make effective late runs into the opposition box

– intelligent movement, both inside and around the penalty area

– likes to try spectacular things such as first touch volleys, overhead kicks, backheel finish, etc.

– flamboyant, skillful, and creative player who’s able to make a difference in the final third at any time

– elegant on the ball and calm under pressure

– excellent footwork in tight spaces

– unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– operates quite comfortably with his right weaker foot

Thalys cuts inside from the right wing, dribbles past his opponent, and provides an assist.
Thalys scores with a beautiful acrobatic first touch volley.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

Video:

Achievements:

Brazilian Cup U-17 2022 winner with Palmeiras.

Festival TSFC 2022 winner with Palmeiras.

CEE Cup 2022 winner with Palmeiras.

CEE Cup 2022 MVP Award.

League summary (as for 26 October 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.

Description:

Thalys is a product of the Palmeiras academy – a fantastic youth system that produced many brilliant talents in recent years such as Giovani, Gabriel Veron, Luis Guilherme, Gabriel Silva, Gabriel Menino, Danilo, Endrick, Estêvão Willian, and Kauan. Thalys is considered to be one of the most interesting U17s in Brazil. He showed himself to a wider crowd during the prestigious CEE Cup, where Palmeiras U-19 won in great style and he was awarded the Player of the Tournament award.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 

First team material in a top European league.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Playmaker

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