Full name : – RICHARLISON de Andrade
Born on 10th May 1997 in Nova Venecia, Brazil.
Height : 1.84m (6′ 0″)
Weight : -kg (-st -lbs)
A really annoying player when he played against Spurs, Richarlison became Tottenham’s record signing at a reported £60 million from Everton in July 2022.
The Brazilian developed a reputation as a temperamental figure in his time at Watford and Everton, often getting involved in arguments that didn’t involve him, going down very easily when challenged and play-acting. This detracted from his performances which brought him 48 goals in just over 170 Premier League matches. So he was quite a divisive figure and the move to Tottenham was hoped to remove some of the more negative of his character without losing the edge to his game.
Richarlison started as a youth player with local club Real Noroeste, before he spent all his savings on a one-way ticket to Belo Horizonte to trial with America Mineiro. Luckily, they took him into their youth system in December 2014 and the manager called him into the first team squad in the summer of 2015. There was an immediate impact on his introduction from the bench in his first game for the club, scoring in a 3-1 win and that prompted the club to get him to extend his stay until 2018 just seventeen days after debut. As part of the side that won promotion that season, the striker had caught the eye of other Brazilian clubs and in December 2015, he became a Fluminense player on a five year deal.
With the side finishing second to rivals Flamengo in 2019, Richarlison’s performances earned him a selection in the Campeonato Carioca Team of the Season, as again his achievements attracted a wider audience and Watford came calling, bringing him to England for a fee of £11.2 million. The Brazilian adapted to the Premier league quickly and featured in all the Hornets’ games in the competition in his debut season, scoring five times, but playing well enough for his former manager at Vicarage Road Marco Silva to shell out up to £50 million in a deal that took Richarlison to Everton. Scoring twice on his debut endeared him to the fans of the Toffees and equally his aggressive style upset opposing defenders – a headbutt on former Spurs defender Adam Smith when Everton visited Bournemouth resulted in a red card for Richarlison.
His stay at Goodison Park was longer than the five managers he served under during his four years with the club and the off-field turmoil the club was in was evident when, after 54 goals in 152 games, Richarlison had to be sold to balance the books for Everton, who were in danger of falling foul of the Financial Fair Play regulations. It was a strange signing for Tottenham and must surely reflect Antonio Conte’s intent in playing a forward with a bit more of a physical presence. Coming into a squad that contained the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Dejan Kulusevski, he faced the prospect of not being a big fish in a small pond, but Antonio Conte’s liking for his versatility in being able to play in any position across the forward line may help him.
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|America Mineiro (Brazil)||2015||–||4th July 2015 v Mogi Mirim (Primera Division) (home) Won 3-1 (as a sub) (scored once)||24||9|
|Fluminense (Brazil)||29th December 2015||??||13th May 2016 v Ferroviara (Copa do Brasil) (home) Drew 3-3||67||19|
|Watford||1st July 2017||£11,200,000||12th August 2017 v Liverpool (Premier League) (home) Drew 3-3 (as a sub)||41||5|
|Everton||24th July 2018||£50,000,000||11th August 2018 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Premier League) (away) Drew 2-2 (scored twice)||152||53|
|TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR||1st July 2022||£60,000,000 (cond.)||–||–||–|
Tottenham Hotspur career
– League appearances; – goals
– FA Cup appearances; – goal
– League Cup appearances; – goals
– European appearances; – goals
Honours (as of 11.07.2022)
36 full caps; 14 goals
Debut : – 7th September 2018 v USA (Friendly) (New Jersey) Won 2-0 (as a sub)
14 Under-23 caps; 1 goal
Copa America winner 2019 (Brazil)
Olympic Gold Medallist 2020 (Brazil U23)
Selected in the Campeonato Carioca Team of the Year 2017 (Fluminense)
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