Full name: Eduardo Kogitzki Anastacio
Youth career: Athletico Paranaense
Current club: Athletico Paranaense
Squad number: —
Current national team: Brazil U-17
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2023 South American U-17 Championship (8/3)
Contract until: 30.04.2026
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Mesut Özil
– ball control
– first touch
– football IQ
– player of a small frame who doesn’t feel very comfortable in contact situations
– a classic number 10 who needs to adjust to play with higher intensity and consistency, especially in the defensive phase
– operating with with his weaker right foot
– aerial duels
Style of play:
– advanced playmaker
– doesn’t possess electric pace but he’s quite fast and agile
– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence
– highly creative player who likes to be given a free role to roam the pitch and find space
– extremely elegant with the ball at his feet with a truly futsal-esque technique
– very high football IQ and general understanding of the game
– player with an outstanding vision to execute killer passes and set up goalscoring opportunities for his teammates
– unpredictable and able to make a difference with his passing skills at any time
– superb spatial awareness/always keeps his head up and scans the pitch before receiving the ball
– very good feeling to make effective late runs into the opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to score
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions under pressure
– excellent first touch and ability to operate in tight spaces
– avoids using his weaker right foot
– direct and indirect set-piece specialist
Under pressure Dudu spots the movement of his teammate and provides an assist with a brilliant chipped pass.
Dudu shows his incredible vision and provides an assist with a superb cross.
Dudu enters the penalty area, dribbles past his opponent with a superb touch, and scores with a calm finish.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
2023 South American U-17 Championship winner with Brazil.
League summary (as for 20 June 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Eduardo Kogitzki Anastacio, commonly known as Dudu, is a product of the excellent Athletico Paranaense youth academy. 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, Matheus Ferreira, Vitor Figueiredo, Felipe Lima, Bernardo Valim, Riquelme Fillipi, Ricardo Mathias, João Dalla Corte, Kauã Elias, Vitor Reis, and Da Mata. In 2023, Dudu was one of Brazil’s leaders and tournament top assist provider at the South American U-17 Championship which young Seleção won in great style.
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