Santos had four players mentioned in a list drawn up by the CIES Football Observatory. The 386th issue of the Weekly Post compiled technical performance data from young athletes from around the world via the InStat platform to list the best.
Among those born in 2004, Ângelo appears in fifth place on the list with 70.1 points: behind Victor Hugo (Flamengo), Daniil Khudyakov (Lokomotiv-RUS), Slonina (Chicago Fire-USA) and leader Gavi (Barcelona-ESP)
Among the 2003, Marcos Leonardo is eighth on the list with 74.8 points: behind Gusto (Lyon-FRA), Moriba (Valencia-ESP), Infantino (Rosario Central-ARG), Zakharyan (Dinamo-RUS), Elliott (Liverpool-ING), Musiala (Bayern-ALE) and Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund-ALE).
Among those born in 2001, Santos has two on the list: Vinicius Zanocelo (26th place, with 80.3 points) and Lucas Pires (34th place, with 78.6 points). The top five are Saka (Arsenal-ING), Timber (Ajax-HOL), Inácio (Sporting-POR), Rodrygo (Real Madrid-ESP) and Eric García (Barcelona-ESP).
Of the four youngsters from Santos mentioned in this study, Vinicius Zanocelo and Marcos Leonardo are starters. Lucas Pires and Ângelo are currently reserves under the command of coach Lisca.
Ângelo and Marcos Leonardo were trained at Santos’ base, while Lucas Pires arrived from Corinthians for the under-23 team and Vinicius Zanocelo arrived from Ferroviária directly to the professional squad.