Everton Soares

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Everton
EvertonCopaAmerica2019-2.jpg
Everton receiving the 2019 Copa América top scorer award with Brazil
Personal information
Full name Everton Sousa Soares
Date of birth (1996-03-22) 22 March 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Maracanaú, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Benfica
Number TBD
Youth career
2009–2012 Fortaleza
2012Grêmio (loan)
2013 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2020 Grêmio 137 (36)
2020– Benfica 0 (0)
National team
2018– Brazil 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 October 2019

Everton Sousa Soares (born 22 March 1996), known simply as Everton or Everton Cebolinha (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈɛvɛɾtõ]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Benfica and the Brazil national team.

Club career[edit]

Everton was born in Maracanaú, Ceará, and joined Grêmio's youth setup in 2012, from Fortaleza.[1] Initially on loan, he signed a permanent contract in October 2013, whilst also being linked to Manchester City in the process.[2][3]

Promoted to the main squad by Enderson Moreira ahead of the 2014 season, Everton made his first team debut on 19 January of that year, coming on as a second-half substitute for Yuri Mamute in a 1–0 Campeonato Gaúcho away loss against São José-PA.[4] His first goal came on four days later, as he scored the first in a 2–1 home win against Lajeadense.[5]

Everton made his Série A debut on 20 April 2014, replacing Pará in a 1–0 away loss against Athletico Paranaense.[6] Rarely used during the tournament, he started to feature more regularly during the 2015 campaign, scoring his first goal in the top tier on 6 September in a 2–1 home success over Goiás.[7]

On 15 August 2016, Everton renewed his contract with Grêmio until 2020.[8] On 23 November, in the first leg of the 2016 Copa do Brasil Finals, he came on as a late substitute for Douglas and scored the last goal in a 3–1 away win against Atlético Mineiro;[9] he was a starter in the second leg, a 1–1 home draw which granted the title to Tricolor.[10]

Everton played his 100th match for Grêmio on 9 March 2017, after coming on for Pedro Rocha in a 2–0 Copa Libertadores away win against Zamora FC.[11]

On 7 August 2020, Everton concluded a transfer to Benfica.

International career[edit]

On 17 August 2018, Everton was called up by coach Tite for friendly matches against United States, and El Salvador. Thus, Everton was in the first list of Brazil after 2018 FIFA World Cup.[12]

In May 2019, he was included in Brazil's 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América on home soil.[13] He scored his first ever international goal in Brazil's opening game of the tournament, netting the final goal in a 3–0 win against Bolivia on 15 June.[14] Seven days later, Everton scored his second international goal against Peru, in Brazil's final group stage match, firing in a shot at the near post from outside the box; the match ended in a 5–0 victory to Brazil, which enabled the hosts to advance to the quarter-finals of the tournament.[15]

In the 2019 Copa América Final on 7 July, at the Maracanã Stadium, Everton scored the opening goal in an eventual 3–1 win over Peru,[16] and was named Man of the Match; he also finished the tournament as the top scorer with 3 goals, alongside Peru's Paolo Guerrero, but won the Golden Boot Award due to having played fewer minutes than the Peruvian throughout the tournament.[17][18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 6 March 2020.[19]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grêmio 2014 Série A 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 14 2
2015 14 4 2 0 0 0 12 1 28 5
2016 27 3 6 2 5 1 11 2 49 8
2017 32 8 5 2 12 1 12 1 61 12
2018 27 10 3 1 10 5 11 3 51 19
2019 30 11 5 1 12 4 10 4 57 20
2020 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 3 8 3
Total 137 36 21 6 40 11 70 16 268 69
Career total 137 36 21 6 40 11 70 16 268 69

International[edit]

As of 31 October 2019.[20]
Brazil
Year Apps Goals
2018 2 0
2019 12 3
Total 14 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Brazil's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Everton goal.
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 June 2019 Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil 7  Bolivia 3–0 3–0 2019 Copa América
2. 22 June 2019 Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, Brazil 9  Peru 3–0 5–0
3. 7 July 2019 Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12 1–0 3–1 2019 Copa América Final

Honours[edit]

Grêmio[19]

Brazil

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cria do Fortaleza, cearense Éverton é campeão da Copa do Brasil com o Grêmio" [Fortaleza youth prospect, cearense Éverton is the champion of the Copa do Brasil with Grêmio] (in Portuguese). O Povo. 8 December 2016. Archived from the original on 27 June 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Manchester City tem projeto para contratar promessa do Grêmio em 2017" [Manchester City have a project to sign Grêmio prospect in 2017] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Atacante da base do Fortaleza é comprado pelo Grêmio" [Forward from Fortaleza's youth setup is bought by Grêmio] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Grêmio sofre revés na estreia do Gauchão 2014" [Grêmio suffer setback in the debut of the Gauchão 2014] (in Portuguese). Grêmio FBPA. 19 January 2014. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Com pênalti no fim, Grêmio supera Lajeadense e vence a primeira no Gaúcho" [With a penalty in the end, Grêmio overcome Lajeadense and win the first one in the Gaúcho] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Atlético-PR marca, segura pressão do Grêmio e vence no Orlando Scarpelli" [Atlético-PR score, hold on to Grêmio's pressure and win at the Orlando Scarpelli] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Grêmio supera perda de pênalti, vence Goiás de virada e segue na cola dos líderes" [Grêmio overcome penalty missed, defeat Goiás with a comeback and remain on the leaders' tail] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Grêmio renova com o meia-atacante Éverton até 2020" [Grêmio renew with attacking midfielder Éverton until 2020] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Grêmio joga melhor que o Atlético-MG, mata o jogo aos 45 e leva boa vantagem para o Sul" [Grêmio play better than Atlético-MG, finish the game in the 90th minute and win a good advantage for the South] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Grêmio leva golaço do Atlético-MG, mas vira o maior campeão da Copa do BR" [Grêmio suffer great goal from Atlético-MG, but become the biggest champion of the Copa do BR] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Atacante Everton recebe homenagem pelos 100 jogos no Grêmio" [Forward Everton receives honour for the 100 matches at Grêmio] (in Portuguese). Grêmio FBPA. 8 April 2017. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Na primeira convocação após a Copa da Rússia, Tite chama Everton, do Grêmio". GaúchaZH. 17 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Brazil name Copa America squad". Football Italia. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Brazil 3-0 Bolivia: Copa America: Brazil fans jeer hosts despite Coutinho brace in 3-0 win". BBC Sport. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Brazil's Roberto Firmino on target in Copa América win against Peru". The Guardian. 22 June 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  16. ^ Smyth, Rob (7 July 2019). "Brazil 3-1 Peru". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  17. ^ "BCebolinha é eleito melhor da final, vira artilheiro e enlouquece Galvão". UOL (in Portuguese). 7 July 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Daniel Alves é eleito craque da Copa América; Alisson e Everton também ganham prêmios" [Daniel Alves is elected the best player of the Copa América; Alisson and Everton also win awards] (in Portuguese). Globo. 7 July 2019.
  19. ^ a b Everton at Soccerway. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Everton Soares – Matches". ogol. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Brazil 3–1 Peru". BBC Sport. 7 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  22. ^ "El equipo ideal de la CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 9 July 2019.

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