09/08/2017

Richarlison | Factfile 

•    Richarlison de Andrade was born in Nova Venicia, 10 hours north of Rio De Janiero, Brazil, on May 10, 1997.

•    His career started in the youth systems of minnows Real Noroste, before a move to America Minerio, where he made his first-team debut in July 2015. After scoring nine goals in 24 games for the club, he moved to Fluminense for a £2m fee.

•    The versatile front-man drew attention in Europe for his pace, skill and finishing in 67 appearances for Fluminense. The 20-year-old scored 19 goals in league and cup football.

•    Richarlison made his debut for the Brazil Under-20 side in September 2016. He has netted three goals in 10 games for Seleção, and stood out at the 2017 Under-20 South American Championship where he played eight out of nine matches.

•    There have been premature comparisons to some Brazilian greats back in his home country, but Richarlison doesn’t take these too seriously. “I think it's cool, it's gratifying. But I do not want to be 'new Ronaldo' or 'new Romário', no. I want to be called Richarlison [laughs] and make my own story,” he told Globo Esporte in March. 

•    The Brazilian had also been linked with Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan and Ajax before joining the Hornets. 

Richarlison in action for Fluminense
First Team 08/08/2017

Official | Richarlison Signs

Brazilian attacker Richarlison has signed for Watford on a five-year deal, the Hornets are delighted to confirm.
 
The Hornets have beaten off strong competition to secure the services of the highly-rated 20-year-old, following a successful work permit application.
 
A pacey and exciting forward with an eye for goal, Brazil Under-20 international Richarlison joins from Fluminense, where he played 67 games and scored 19 times.
 
He came through the ranks at América Mineiro and has scored three times in 10 games for Brazil Under-20s.