Pedro (footballer, born 1997)

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Pedro
Personal information
Full name Pedro Guilherme Abreu dos Santos
Date of birth (1997-06-20) 20 June 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Flamengo
(on loan from Fiorentina)
Number 21
Youth career
2005–2011 Flamengo
2012–2013 Duquecaxiense
2014–2016 Fluminense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Fluminense 47 (17)
2019– Fiorentina 4 (0)
2020–Flamengo (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2019– Brazil U23 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:38, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2019

Pedro Guilherme Abreu dos Santos, better known as Pedro, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Flamengo, on loan from Fiorentina.[1]

Club career[edit]

Fluminense[edit]

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Pedro began his career at the age of eight in the youth ranks of Flamengo, who released him at the age of 14.[2] He had two years at Duquecaxiense before moving to Flamengo's rivals Fluminense.[2]

He made his professional debut on 10 March 2016 in a 2–0 win over Criciúma in the Primeira Liga, starting the match in what was his only appearance as Fluminense won the tournament.[3] On 26 June that year he played his first game in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, replacing Richarlison for the final seven minutes of a 2–1 win over rivals Flamengo,[4] and made two more substitute appearances over the season.

On 24 January 2017, substitute Pedro scored his first professional goal in a 3–2 win over Criciúma in the Primeira Liga opener,[5] and he added two more in ten games as they came runners-up to Flamengo in the Campeonato Carioca. On 21 September, he scored the crucial away goal in a 2–1 loss away to LDU Quito in the second leg of the round of 16 in the Copa Sudamericana, sending Flu through.[6]

Pedro became a regular in the 2018 Campeonato Carioca season, top scoring with seven goals in 13 games,[2] earning him a place in the Team of the Tournament.[7] On 25 March, he opened a 3–0 win over Botafogo at the Maracanã Stadium to win the Taça Rio.[8]

In the summer of 2018, Pedro attracted offers from other clubs, with Fluminense rejecting an €8.5 million offer from Bordeaux and a €15 million bid by Mexico's Monterrey.[9] Despite a knee injury, he was Fluminense's top scorer of the league season with 10 goals in 19 games, and 19 in 40 games over the whole year; he was named Best Newcomer at the Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão.[10]

Fiorentina[edit]

On 2 September 2019, Pedro joined Italian club Fiorentina on a five-year contract.[11] The transfer fee was €11 million, of which €8 million went to Fluminense for 30% out of their 50% share in his economic rights, and the other €3 million was paid to Artsul, a third-party owner who owned the other 50%.[12]

Pedro made his debut in Serie A on 3 November in a 1–1 home draw with Parma, replacing Kevin-Prince Boateng for the final five minutes.[13]

Loan to Flamengo[edit]

On 23 January 2020, he was loaned to Flamengo until 31 December 2020, with an option to purchase.[14]

International career[edit]

He was called up by coach Tite for the Brazil national team in August 2018, for friendlies against the United States and El Salvador. He withdrew through injury, and was replaced by his former clubmate Richarlison.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 February 2020.[16]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fluminense 2016 Série A 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 4 0
2017 15 2 3 1 5 1 12[c] 3 35 7
2018 19 10 4 0 4 2 13[d] 7 40 19
2019 10 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 14 5
Total 47 17 9 1 11 3 26 10 93 31
Fiorentina 2019–20 Serie A 4 0 0 0 4 0
Flamengo (loan) 2020 Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0 3[d] 2 3 2
Career total 51 17 9 1 11 3 28 11 99 32
  1. ^ Appearances in Campeonato Carioca and Primeira Liga
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Primeira Liga.
  3. ^ Ten appearances and one goal in Campeonato Carioca, two appearances and on goal in Primeira Liga.
  4. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Campeonato Carioca.

Honours[edit]

Fluminense
Flamengo
Brazil Youth
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/times/flamengo/noticia/fiorentina-libera-e-pedro-e-esperado-no-rio-ate-sexta-para-fechar-com-o-flamengo.ghtml
  2. ^ a b c d "Artilheiro e destaque do Fluminense, Pedro foi dispensado pelo Flamengo" [Top scorer and highlight of Fluminense, Pedro was released by Flamengo] (in Portuguese). O Dia. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ Rabelo, Thiago (10 March 2016). "Em estreia de Levir, Fluminense vence Criciúma e se classifica" [On Levir's debut, Fluminense beat Criciúma and qualify]. Estadão (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Vaz erra, Richarlison desencanta, e Flu bate o Fla por 2 a 1 em Natal" [Vaz makes a mistake, Richarlison disenchants, and Flu beat Fla 2–1 in Natal] (in Portuguese). Globo. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  5. ^ "De virada, Fluminense vence Criciúma pela Primeira Liga na reestreia de Abel Braga" [In a turnaround, Fluminense beat Criciúma in the Primeira Liga on Abel Braga's second debut] (in Portuguese). ESPN. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  6. ^ "2-1: Fluminense cae pero se cita con Flamengo en cuartos" [2-1: Fluminense fall but arrange a date with Flamengo in the quarters]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 September 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Ferj divulga seleção do carioca com cinco jogadores do Flu e dois do Bota" [FERJ name Team of the Carioca with five Flu players and two from Bota] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  8. ^ Siqueira, Igor (26 March 2018). "Fluminense vence o Botafogo e conquista a Taça Rio" [Fluminense defeat Botafogo and win the Taça Rio] (in Portuguese). Globo. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Fluminense recusa proposta de 15 milhões de euros do Monterrey por Pedro" [Fluminense reject 15 million euro bid from Monterrey for Pedro] (in Portuguese). Globo. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Pedro, do Fluminense, leva prêmio de revelação do Brasileirão 2018" [Pedro, of Fluminense, scoops Best Newcomer award of 2018 Brasileirão] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Pedro è viola" [Pedro is viola] (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  12. ^ Siqueira, Filipe; Werlang, Hector (1 September 2019). "Fluminense receberá R$ 36,5 milhões por Pedro e manterá 20% dos direitos; veja detalhes" [Fluminense will receive R$36.5 million for Pedro and will maintain 20% of the rights; see details] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Pedro estreia pela Fiorentina em empate com o Parma" [Pedro debuts for Fiorentina in draw with Parma] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 3 November 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  14. ^ "PEDRO CEDUTO AL FLAMENGO" (Press release) (in Italian). Fiorentina. 23 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Richarlison called up by Brazil for the first time for friendly matches". BBC Sport. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Pedro". ogol. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Ferj divulga seleção do Campeonato Carioca: Fluminense e Vasco dominam indicações" [FERJ name Team of the Campeonato Carioca: Fluminense and Vasco dominate names] (in Portuguese). UOL. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.

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