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Richarlison with Brazil U20 in 2017
Personal information
Full name Richarlison de Andrade[1]
Date of birth (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Nova Venécia, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 30
Youth career
2013–2014 Real Noroeste
2014–2015 América Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 América Mineiro 24 (9)
2016–2017 Fluminense 42 (9)
2017–2018 Watford 38 (5)
2018– Everton 6 (4)
National team
2017 Brazil U20 8 (2)
2018– Brazil 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:37, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:45, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Richarlison de Andrade (born 10 May 1997) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Everton and the Brazilian national team.

He began his professional career with América Mineiro in 2015, winning promotion from the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in his only season before transferring to Fluminense. He totalled 67 matches and 19 goals in his two years there, and was named in the Team of the Season when the club finished as runners-up in the 2017 Campeonato Carioca. He then signed for Watford, and a year later Everton.

Club career[edit]

América Mineiro[edit]

Born in Nova Venécia, Espírito Santo, Richarlison joined América Mineiro's youth setup in December 2014, from Real Noroeste.[3] In June 2015, he was promoted to the first team by manager Givanildo Oliveira.[4] He had previously been close to giving up on a career in football, having been rejected by several teams and spent all his money on a 600-kilometre one-way ticket to Belo Horizonte for his trial.[5]

Richarlison made his professional debut on 4 July 2015 in a 3–1 home win against Mogi Mirim. After entering as a late substitute for Cristiano, he scored the last goal of the match.[6] Seventeen days later, he extended his contract until 2018.[7]

On 21 November 2015, as América earned promotion to Campeonato Brasileiro Série A with a 1–1 home draw against Ceará, Richarlison was sent-off at the end of the match for a foul on Charles.[8]


On 29 December 2015, Richarlison signed a five-year contract with Série A club Fluminense.[9] He made his debut on 13 May 2016 in the second leg of the second round of the Copa do Brasil, contributing to all of his team's goals in a 3–3 home draw (6–3 aggregate) against Ferroviaria.[10]

He made his league debut two days later, starting in a 1–0 away win against former club América. His first goal in the division came on 26 June, the winner in a 2–1 success against rivals Flamengo, a game in which he came on as a late substitute but was himself taken off injured.[11]

In the 2017 Campeonato Carioca, Richarlison scored 8 goals in 12 matches and was named in the team of the season as his club finished as runner-up to Flamengo.[12] This included one on 22 April in a 3–0 semi-final win over Vasco da Gama at the Maracanã Stadium.[13]

In the same year, Richarlison also took part in his first continental competition, the 2017 Copa Sudamericana. He played four games in the Rio de Janeiro-based club's run to the quarter-finals, and scored in wins over Liverpool (Uruguay) and Universidad Católica (Ecuador) in the first two phases.[14][15]


In August 2017, Richarlison completed a move to English Premier League club Watford, signing a five-year contract for £11.2 million transfer fee.[16][17] He made his debut for the club as a substitute in a 3–3 draw against Liverpool on the opening day of the 2017–18 Premier League season. In his next match, on 19 August against AFC Bournemouth, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 win.[18] He was the only player in the Watford squad to play every match of the Premier League season and scored five goals over its course.[19]


In July 2018, Richarlison transferred to fellow Premier League club Everton for a transfer fee starting at £35 million and potentially rising to £50 million,[20] reuniting him with former Watford manager Marco Silva. In his competitive debut on 11 August, he scored twice in a 2–2 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.[21] Two weeks later, he was sent off in the first half of a match of the same score away to Bournemouth for headbutting Adam Smith.[22]

International career[edit]

Richarlison was selected in the Brazil under-20 squad for the 2017 South American U-20 Championship. He made eight appearances and scored two goals in the tournament.[23]

On 27 August 2018, he received his first call-up to the senior team by coach Tite, for friendlies against the United States and El Salvador, after Pedro withdrew.[24] He made his debut against the Americans on 7 September at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, as a 75th-minute substitute for Roberto Firmino in a 2–0 win,[25] and scored his first goals in the latter match four days later, netting twice in a 5–0 win.[26]

Personal life[edit]

On 9 August 2015, Richarlison signed a three-year sponsorship contract with American company Nike.[27]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 6 October 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
América Mineiro 2015[23] Série B 24 9 24 9
Fluminense 2016[23] Série A 28 4 3 0 0 0 31 4
2017[23] Série A 14 5 6 0 4[c] 2 12[d] 8 36 15
Total 42 9 9 0 4 2 12 8 67 19
Watford 2017–18[28] Premier League 38 5 2 0 1 0 41 5
Everton 2018–19[29] Premier League 6 4 0 0 1 0 7 4
Career total 110 27 11 0 2 0 4 2 12 8 139 37
  1. ^ Includes Copa do Brasil and FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes EFL Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in Copa Sudamericana
  4. ^ Appearances in Campeonato Carioca


As of match played 16 October 2018[30]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 2018 4 2
Total 4 2

International goals[edit]

As of match played 12 October 2018. Brazil score listed first, score column indicates score after each Richarlison goal.[30]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 11 September 2018 FedExField, Landover, United States 2  El Salvador 2–0 5–0 Friendly [31]
2 4–0




  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Richarlison: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Cria do Real Noroeste brilha na Série B e desperta interesse de gigantes" [Real Noroeste's youth graduate shines in Série B and raises interest from the biggest ones] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Mais uma revelação vindo do forno" [Another youngster coming up] (in Portuguese). América's official website. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  5. ^ "'I nearly quit football' - Everton star Richarlison reveals incredible journey to Brazil first team". 12 September 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  6. ^ "América-MG engrena no fim, supera o lanterna Mogi e volta ao G-4 da Série B" [América-MG engages in the end, overcomes last-placed Mogi and returns to Série B's G-4] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  7. ^ "América prorroga contrato de Richarlison" [América extends contract of Richarlison] (in Portuguese). SuperEsportes. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  8. ^ "América-MG empata, garante retorno à Série A e complica o Ceará" [América-MG draw, guarantee return to Série A and make it complicated for Ceará] (in Portuguese). ESPN. 21 November 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Terceiro reforço: Fluminense confirma a contratação do atacante Richarlison" [Third addition: Fluminense confirm the signing of forward Richarlison] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Scarpa brilha e Richarlison faz estreia de gala" [Scarpa shines and Richarlison puts on a show on debut]. Lance! (in Portuguese). 13 May 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  11. ^ "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 22 July 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Com nove jogadores de Fla e Flu, Ferj divulga seleção do Campeonato Carioca" [With nine players from Fla and Flu, FERJ names team of the Campeonato Carioca] (in Portuguese). Globo. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Fluminense 'esquece' vantagem, atropela Vasco no Maracanã e está na final do Carioca" [Fluminense 'forget' lead, trample Vasco in the Maracanã and are in the final of the Carioca] (in Portuguese). ESPN. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Em dia de Maracanã cheio, Fluminense bate o Liverpool pela Sul-Americana" [On day of full Maracanã, Fluminense beat Liverpool in the Sudamericana]. O Dia (in Portuguese). 6 April 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Fluminense 4 x 0 Universidad Católica-EQU" (in Portuguese). Estadão. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Abad confirma venda de Richarlison ao Watford por 12,5 milhões de euros" [Abad confirms the selling of Richarlison to Watford for 12,5 million euros] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Official: Richarlison Signs". Watford F.C. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  18. ^ MacInnes, Paul (19 August 2017). "Richarlison and Capoue strikes reward battling Watford at AFC Bournemouth". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Season In Stats: 2017/18". Watford F.C. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Richarlison: Everton sign Brazilian from Watford for £50m". BBC Sport. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  21. ^ Tyers, Alan (11 August 2018). "Richarlison the star as he scores twice on debut for ten-man Everton but game Wolves dig in for a point". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  22. ^ Morgan, Richard (26 August 2018). "Bournemouth 2–2 Everton: Nathan Ake scores late equaliser as two see red at the Vitality". Sky Sports. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  23. ^ a b c d "Richarlison: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  24. ^ "Richarlison called up by Brazil for the first time for friendly matches". BBC Sport. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  25. ^ "USA 0–2 Brazil". BBC Sport. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Brazil 5 El Salvador 0: Two-goal Richarlison leads rout as Neto ends eight-year wait". FourFourTwo. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  27. ^ "Nike patrocina Neymar, Ronaldo e agora Richarlison" [Nike sponsors Neymar, Ronaldo and now Richarlison] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 9 August 2015. Archived from the original on 20 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  28. ^ "Games played by Richarlison in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  29. ^ "Games played by Richarlison in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  30. ^ a b "Richarlison". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  31. ^ "Brazil 5–0 El Salvador". BBC Sport. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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