Gaining more and more space in the national football scene, and even playing a leading role in competitions such as Conmebol Libertadores, young Brazilians gain the spotlight abroad. A study prepared by the CIES Football Observatory (Centro Internacional de Estudos de Esporte) pointed out five promises from Brazil among players who did not even turn 18 years old.
The so-called ‘2004 generation’ is led by the prodigy Gavi, from Barcelona, pointed out by the study as the greatest promise among players of this age.
The podium also features Gabriel Slonina, an American goalkeeper who belongs to Chicago Fire (USA), but who agreed to loan him to Chelsea, and also archer Daniil Khudyakov, jewel of Lokomotiv Moscow, from Russia.
The best ranked Brazilian is midfielder Victor Hugo, who has been gaining space in the Flamengo squad under the command of coach Dorival Júnior and occupies 4th place in the report released by CIES Football Observatory. The red-black jewel is closely followed by another national football sensation: Ângelo.
Menino da Vila, which has already emerged with greater protagonism in Santos, appears in 5th position.
Popular with Palmeiras’ under-20 generation and courted for months by Ajax, Giovani is 9th in the survey prepared by the Swiss body.
One of the sensations of Athletico-PR, including in the semifinals of Conmebol Libertadores, Vitor Roque is the 11th place in the projection study made by CIES Football Observatory. Brazil still has as its representative the striker Matheus Nascimentoof Botafogo.