Wonderkid Endrick scoring every 45 mins for Brazil – Future Real Madrid star now worth €55m


Youngest ever scorer at Wembley 

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This international break, one of the standout stars has been Brazil’s 17-year-old wonderkid Endrick. Palmeiras’ exciting star became the youngest ever goalscorer at the famous Wembley stadium when he came off the bench and scored the winner against England. The teenager backed that up at the Bernabeu (which will be his new home later this year) when he scored against Spain in a 3-3 draw a few days later. Endrick is scoring on average once every 45 minutes from his first four caps for the ‘Seleção’.

In the latest Brazilian Serie A market value update this Thursday, Endrick saw his market value rise by €10 million to take his value to €55m, and make him the second most valuable player in the world born in 2006, after Warren Zaïre-Emery (€60m). He is also the most valuable player playing in Brazil. Real Madrid sealed a €37.5 million deal last summer to bring the then 16-year-old Endrick to the Bernabeu, but the youngster is unable to move to Europe until he is 18 due to international transfer law, meaning he will make the move from South America to Spain this summer. 

How has Endrick performed in Brazil?

Endrick has already scored 18 goals in 66 appearances for Palmeiras, and he’s only 17 years old. To put that into perspective, when goal machine Erling Haaland turned 18, he had scored just 16 goals in 62 games. He also scored in both legs of Palmeiras’ Campeonato Paulista final win against Água Santa, aged just 16, last April. It’s no surprise he is by far the most valuable player in the division. 

Market values Brazil: The most valuable players after the March update

20. Guilherme Arana | Atlético Mineiro | Market value: €10M

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19. Gabriel Menino |Palmeiras | Market value: €10M

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18. Estevão | Palmeiras | Market value: €10M

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17. Jhon Arias | Fluminense | Market value: €12M

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+€2m

16. Luiz Henrique | Botafogo | Market value: €12M

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15. Maurício | Internacional | Market value: €12M

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+€4M

14. Piquerez | Palmeiras | Market value: €13M

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13. Bento | Athletico Paranaense | Market value: €13M

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+€1M

12. Yuri Alberto | Corinthians | Market value: €13M

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-€2M

11. De La Cruz | Flamengo | Market value: €14M

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10. Pablo Maia | São Paulo | Market value: €14M

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€3m

9. Giorgian de Arrascaeta | Flamengo | Market value: €15M

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-€1M

8. Gerson | Flamengo | Market value: €15M

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7. Paulinho | Atlético Mineiro | Market value: €15M

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6. Gabriel Moscardo | Corinthians | Market value: €15M

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5. Luis Guilherme | Palmeiras | Market value: €17M

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4. Raphael Veiga | Palmeiras | Market value: €18M

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3. Pedro | Flamengo | Market value: €22M

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2. André | Fluminense | Market value: €25M

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1. Endrick | Palmeiras | Market value: €55M

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+€10M

Legendary Brazilian forward Ronaldo, also widely known as “R9”, has been full of praise for Endrick: “I think he is a boy with a very promising future and that he is already acting as a professional.” Ronaldo said. The great Ronaldo also even felt Endrick should have been part of Brazil’s squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, “It’s something that I feel is missing in the Brazilian team. In 2010 (South Africa), Dunga didn’t take Neymar with all of Brazil asking for him, but in 1994 Carlos Alberto Parreira took me, and in 2002 Luiz Felipe Scolari took Kaká.” 

Also speaking about Endrick, Brazilian football expert Filippo Silva told Transfermarkt. “He is the biggest prospect in Brazil since Neymar. However, Endrick is a very different player than Neymar. He is clinical in front of goal and extremely strong, already capable of pushing a grown man at age 16.” Big things are already expected for the teenager, but two other Brazilians have already paved the way for what he can achieve in Europe.

How Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo moved from Brazil to become Madrid stars

Speaking to TNT in April 2023, Vinicius said “I have a very great affection for him [Endrick], I’m always supporting and cheering him on. I’m very happy for his title and for the goal he scored in the final. People are waiting for him to arrive [in Madrid] already.” And Endrick will be hoping he can make the same impact, and have the same route to becoming a first team star, as Madrid’s current number 7.

Signed from Flamengo in 2018 for €45m at just 18 years of age, Vinicius had to be patient for opportunities with the Spanish giants, making just 21 league starts in his first two seasons, but his ultimate impact was certainly worth the wait. In his last two full campaigns with the Los Blancos, Vinicius has scored 45 goals from the left-wing. In both the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons, the former Flamengo player had the most La Liga goals among all wingers. He’s been a provider too – no player had more assists in the 22/23 season and only Ousmane Dembélé could beat his 10 assists in 21/22. He’s now the second most valuable player in La Liga behiind team mate Jude Bellingham – valued at €180m.

It’s been a similar journey for Rodrygo. Arriving a year later than Vinicius in 2019 from Santos, also for €45m. Last season, Rodrygo scored nine and assisted nine in the Spanish league, but his biggest impact has perhaps come in the Champions League. Rodrygo was part of the winning Real Madrid team in 2022, scoring crucial goals in the quarter-final and semi-final, and has 29 direct goal involvements in 48 Champions League appearances. He’s now valued at €100m. 

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Spain content manager at Transfermarkt Iván Fuente gives us more insight to the impact made by Vinicius at Madrid: “In recent years, Real Madrid have signed many young players and one of the reasons is the costly renovation of the stadium, which has been much more expensive than expected. Vinicius had a difficult start. The cost of his signing put him under a lot of pressure playing with Castilla in a low division. He scored four goals in five games, but his play bothered opponents and he even had problems in a derby against Atlético B where he was bitten by an opposition player! At the beginning with the first team it was said he had no goals in his game and that his skills generated little danger. But Carlo Ancelotti really helped Vinicius to improve his goalscoring ability.”

Fuente also discussed Rodrygo’s journey, “Rodrygo’s start as a Real Madrid player was something of a preview of his career. He was better in the Champions League than in La Liga. He scored four goals in five games in Europe in his first season, but just two in 19 in the league. He started as a substitute, but ended up getting into the starting eleven. He played fewer games with Castilla than Vinicius.” If Endrick was looking for inspiration, the two wingers that made the move from Brazil to Madrid before him couldn’t offer much more. If he can have a similar impact, he’s sure to be another Real Madrid superstar. 

 


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