Endrick Felipe Moreira de Sousa (born 21 July 2006) popularly known as Endrick Felipe or simply Endrick, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Campeonato Brasileiro U20 club Palmeiras. He is considered one of the best Brazilian football prospects. Endrick is 173cm, or around 5ft 6in.
Endrick does not have a professional contract with Palmeiras as of yet.
A left-footed forward with a good shot, Endrick has drawn comparisons with legendary Brazil strikers Ronaldo and Romário. His idol is Cristiano Ronaldo.
Early Life and Career
Born in Brasília, Endrick started playing football at the age of four. His father, Douglas Sousa, published his son’s goals on YouTube and looked for interested parties among the big Brazilian clubs. He joined Palmeiras youth team at the age of ten. In five years he scored 165 goals in 169 games for Palmeiras youth teams. He participated in the 2022 Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior where he scored six goals in seven games and was voted Player of the Tournament by supporters after leading Palmeiras to the title. Following the tournament, he caught the attention of international media and major European clubs.
With any player as young as Endrick, it is extremely difficult to tell just how good a player they will turn out to be, but in this case the signs are promising.
With natural youthful exuberance, Endrick displays an eye for a goal that is perhaps beyond his years, while his workrate in the final third is superb as he constantly hassles defenders in and around their own penalty area.
Though he has previously been compared to Vinicius Junior, prominent Brazilian journalist Danilo Lavieri believes he is more like Ronaldo or Romario which gives an indication of his potential.
“I confess that I didn’t really like this wave again Vinícius Junior in relation to Endrick, but that’s how some European newspapers are treating him, who is the new jewel of Palmeiras,” Lavieri said on UOL.
“I think he’s more like a Ronaldo or Romario.”
Lavieri’s colleague Brunno Carvalho also waxed lyrical about Endrick, saying:
“Endrick is absurd. I saw both Copinha games and he’s been playing a lot. His physique is very impressive and I think that helps him a lot to stand out. I believe it’s necessary to take it easy. You have to give time to time.”
Endrick’s shot onto the map recently with a fabulous goal scored against Real Ariquemes that went viral as it demonstrated his skill and poise in front of goal.
As he is just 15, he is yet to make his senior debut but Palmeiras hope to tie him down to a professional contract when he turns 16 in June of 2022.
However, the Brazilian giants already face the prospect of his departure due to the number of clubs currently looking at him.
Endrick has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona recently, with the Daily Mail even suggesting that Premier League sides have already requested scouting reports on the youngster.
Real Madrid are believed to be leading the race for his signature, though, as he shares an agent with current Los Blancos star Vinicius Junior.
Endrick Felipe is still single considering his age. Endrick Felipe is not in any relationship or married.
Net Worth and Salary
Endrick Felipe’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $50, 000 – $500, 000