Everton’s impressive start to the season under manager Marco Silva has due to one man. His name is Richarlison. The young Brazilian forward has started life at the Toffees in aplomb. His goals have given his team vital points in the league and his excellent displays have earned him a cap for the Brazilian national team.
Today we will look at some interesting facts about the Brazilian footballer, Richarlison.
Top Facts About Richarlison
1. His full name is Richarlison de Andrade. He was born on the 10 th of May 1997 in Nova Venécia, Brazil. Richarlison was the oldest of five kids. His father was a stonemason, while his mother was a cleaner and ice-cream seller. This means he was born into a life of poverty.
2. He started his football career when he signed up for América Mineiro’s youth team in 2014. He was then promoted to the first team the following year.
3. Richarlison said that he had been very close to giving up on his footballing career. He was rejected by several teams and spent all his money on a 600-kilometer one-way ticket to
Belo Horizonte for his trial. Nonetheless, he made his professional debut on 4 July 2015 in a 3–1 home win against Mogi Mirim. He came on as a late substitute and scored the last goal of the match.
4. By December 2015, Richarlison signed a five-year contract with Brazilian Série A club Fluminense. His first year until the club was successful and he was named in the 2017 Campeonato Carioca team of the season.
5. In August 2017, Richarlison completed a transfer to English Premier League club Watford. He signed a five-year contract for a reported £11.2 million transfer fee. He played every match with his team that season and scored 5 goals.
6. Premier League club Everton signed Richarlison for a transfer fee starting at £35 million and potentially rising to £50 million. He has since been impressive for the club and has scored crucial goals.
7. Richarlison signed a three-year sponsorship contract with American company Nike in August 2015.
8. He has made his senior debut for the Brazilian national team and has even scored.
What is Richarlison net worth and salary?
Richarlison’s salary per week at Everton is allegedly £75,000 per week. Richarlison’s net worth is estimated to be around £2.5 million ($2,900,000).