Full name: Matheus Ferreira Gomes
Date of birth: 22/02/2006 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Brazil
Youth career: Vasco da Gama
Current club: Vasco da Gama
Squad number: —
Current national team: Brazil U-17
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior 2023 (4/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Fernandinho
– work rate
– progressive passing and general creativity
– can be a bit too aggressive, often ending up getting booked unnecessary bookings
– tall and strong but he doesn’t have the aerial dominance
Style of play:
– modern holding midfielder
– perfect mix of a midfield controller and midfield destroyer
– can also play higher and has many qualities of a box-to-box midfielder
– player with great body mass ratio, physical strength, natural fitness, and stamina
– would find himself very well in a high-intensity and pressing team
– good coordination and pace for a player of his size
– intelligent player with good movement who feels comfortable in combination play
– likes to play short passes
– high football IQ and spatial awareness
– able to maraud forward and make dangerous runs through the middle of the park
– difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength, ability to shield the ball, and close control
– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option thanks to his positional awareness and understanding of the game
– good composure and retention skills in tight spaces and under pressure
– tireless runner with a good engine who covers a lot of space
– prefers an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents
– energetic, hardworking, and determined in the defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide key interceptions and tackles
– consistent, aggressive, and hard-tackling player
– committed and concentrated
– very good at recovering from mistakes thanks to his long legs, recovery pace, and determination
– feels comfortable in the physical duels and knows how to use his body well to gain advantage
– mature with good leadership skills
Ferreira tracks back and stops a dangerous attack with a very well-timed sliding tackle.
Ferreira wins the ball back after a superb counter-pressing and plays a very good pass to his teammate in the attack.
Heatmap by InStat:
He is best suited to playing as:
Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.
Campeonato Carioca U-17 2022 winner with Vasco.
Copa Rio U-17 2022 winner with Vasco.
League summary (as for 21 March 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Matheus Ferreira is a product of the Vasco da Gama academy – a superb youth system which produced many exciting talents in recent years such as Andrey Santos, Douglas Luiz, Evander, Talles Magno, Paulinho, Rayan, GB, Eguinaldo, Nathan, Lucas Figueiredo, Marlon Gomes, and Riquelme. He is a member of a very strong generation of Brazilian players born in 2006 which includes, among others Rayan, Endrick, Lorran, Luis Guilherme, Pedro, Dudu, Vitor Figueiredo, Felipe Lima, Bernardo Valim, Bill, Ricardo Mathias, João Dalla Corte, Matheus Lima, João Victor, and Camilo.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.