Colombia wins 2-1 over Brazil in a game of Conmebol qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup It should be remembered for being Colombia’s first victory against the Brazilians, history in the history of the South American Qualifiers, Luis Daz’s great game, the Vinicius injury…and Endrick’s debut (July 21, 2006) for Brazil at just 17 years and 118 days old.
Endrick Felipe Moreira de Sousa, football player signed by Real Madrid who will join the merengue team next season, at 18 years old, jumped onto the grass Metropolitan of Barranquilla for replace Raphinha, Barcelona player at 80 minutes.
Real Madrid’s young striker made his debut when his team was already losing 2-1 and was unable to avoid the defeat of the ‘canarinha’.
Endrick surpasses Ronaldo and is the fourth youngest football player to debut for the Brazilian national team
Endrick also became the the youngest football player to debut for Brazil since Ronaldo in 1993.
Ronaldo Lus Nazrio de Lima, who in Spain played for FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, debuted in Brazil with 17 years, 6 months and 2 days.
Endrick also surpasses Neymar (18 years, 6 months and 5 years) Yes Vitor Roque (18 to 25 years)Barcelona’s stellar signing.
It has always been a big dream to wear the Brazil shirt
“It has always been a big dream to wear the Brazil shirt”Endrick commented in the preview of Brazil’s match against Colombia.
Things happened very quickly in my life and this is another dream that came true
“Things happened very quickly in my life and this is another dream come true. I just have to thank my family, my agents and Palmeiras, who always believed in me”, said Taguatinga’s top scorer.
The youngest football players to debut for the Brazilian national team
The youngest football player to debut for Brazil was Pel (Edson Arantes do Nascimento), who did so at the age of 16 years and 257 days, on July 7, 1957..
The other two first debuts with Brazil were, as published by the EFE agency, those of Jonas Eduardo Amrico ‘Ed’ (16 years and 303 days) in 1966 Yes Antonio Wilson Vieira Honrio ‘Coutinho’ (17 years old and 28 years old) in 1960.
Endrick is a very special player. However, you need to lower your expectations a little in this regard.
“He is a very special player, what he has produced at the age of 17 already opens the door to a bright future. “Now it’s time to give Endrick security so he doesn’t feel overwhelmed. It is necessary to alleviate this burden and strengthen him emotionally to face the challenges of his career”, warns Fernando Diniz, Brazil coach.