Pro File: João Pedro – The Boy From Brazil

By: Watford FC Staff

João Pedro


“At my grandmother’s house, I would take whatever there was, paper or bottles, anything I could find just to be able to play football.”

From the streets of Brazil to Vicarage Road via an explosive breakthrough at Fluminense, João Pedro's football journey is a fascinating and inspiring one.

In our latest Pro File, which premiered today (December 16), the forward and his mother Flavia tell his story, revealing how the teenager played above his age group as a child, explaining how his astonishing hat-trick on his full senior debut was “meant to happen”, and how the likes of Heurelho Gomes and Domingos Quina have helped him hit the ground running in Hertfordshire.

We also hear of the strong bond between João Pedro, his mother and grandmother, the sacrifices Flavia made for “the pride and joy of the family” and how this drives the 19-year-old to fulfil his potential. João Pedro’s love of Fortnite, Brazilian music and the stories behind his meaningful tattoos are also on the agenda in this unmissable extended interview.

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