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Who Is Endrick Felipe? Brazilian Prodigy Who’ll Join Real Madrid and Idolizes Cristiano Ronaldo

Endrick Felipe, the Brazilian wunderkind, has caught global attention this season, and it won’t be long before the Brazilian prodigy plays for elite European clubs.

In October, the 16-year-old prodigy became the youngest ever goalscorer for his current club, Palmeiras. With this, he netted his first goal in the Brazilian Serie A.

Who is Endrick Felipe, who has been going viral multiple times this year after videos of him netting goals at the age of 15 had gone viral on the internet? Especially after breaking a 106-year-long record in Brazil, the prodigy is now seen as one of the huge future prospective in the football arena.

According to reports, the Spanish giants, Real Madrid, have beaten other elite European clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea into signing the Brazilian. But who is Endrick Felipe the wonderkid?

Who is Endrick Felipe?

Endrick Felipe Moreira de Sousa, mononymously known as Endrick, was born in July of 2006 and is only 16-year-old.

He is a left-footed forward who has the skills to play anywhere along the frontline and has signed his first-ever professional contract this year.

The wunderkind joined the club Palmeiras when he was 11, and since then, has continued playing for them and progressed from the youth squads to make his team debut this season at 16.

His team debut has been a blast this season; he impressed everyone domestically, caught global attention, and turned the eyes of elite European clubs. He also played Brazil’s under-16 and scored against England.

He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and isn’t a lightweight pushover; instead, he can stand strong against defenders while having all the charisma and characteristics of a star striker in making. His play style has brought comparisons to the Brazilian icon Ronaldo.

Endrick Felipe idolizes Cristiano Ronaldo

Speaking of Ronaldo, it’s the European variant Endrick Felipe idolizes.

“Cristiano Ronaldo, a spectacular man, a phenomenon. I have to follow in his footsteps,” said Felipe while speaking to Marca this year.

The Brazilian prodigy’s rising fame resembles that of the Brazilian icon Neymar’s past rise to superstardom at a tender young age.

So far, Felipe, the wunderkind, has already acquired a huge 1.4 million followers on Instagram following his performance and goals spreading through the footballing world like wildfire, making him one of the most sought players.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, and more seek Felipe

Many European giants have been flocking like bees to sign the rising star.

This includes the Premier League giants Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea, who have been rumored to be in connection with the prodigy.

La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are also said to be in contact with the Brazilian, with the Bernabeu already rumored to have made their first move.

Other clubs who have shown interest in the youngster are Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, but according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid is reported to have won the race of signing the wunderkind for £62m.

He will likely to join the Spaniards in July 2024, after turning 18.

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