Football scouting blog
Name: Evander Ferreira Age: 17 years old (born 9 June 1998)
Club: Vasco de Gama
League: Série B Height: 178 cm, 5’8 Position: AM/LW/CM
Brazil is football’s best place to see some of the world’s most exciting youngsters. And, Evander Ferreira is one of those exciting wonderkids. He is a 17 year old midfielder, who is already starting to interest some of the world’s top clubs.
At 5 foot 8, he is not the biggest of midfielders and not the biggest in his build. Infect, he resembles the body type of a typical wide player or forward player. A small and agile player who is also tenacious enough to press and close down when needed.
Technically gifted player who can do almost anything you could want from a young central midfielder. An incredible player in many respects and one of his key strengths is his ability to shoot from distance. He has scored some wonderful goals in the youth tournaments already although not essentially a regular goalscorer.
He is also capable of dictating the tempo of the game and at the same time good enough to win games single handedly. His passing range is amazingly broad and he has great vision although at times he prefers to shoot over passing.
Although, he has played some of his youth games as a striker. He is best suited playing the deeper role, as he shown in the Fifa U17 World Cup. His awareness of space and ability to pick out the rigjt chances for a shot is best when in the channels. He can get attracted to the ball and which can result in him dropping deeper in search for the ball. However, he is capable of switching from a forward thinking number 10 to a deep lying playmaker who is just happy to sit and dictate tempo from deep.
Potential: (World Class)
He has all the ability to pay for any top team in the future and even in a country filled with talent like Brazil. He does look like he has potential to one day be a regular for their national team.