Brazil will play Switzerland in their next Group G fixture of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Monday. All eyes will be on Brazil striker Richarlison who scored a double against Serbia in Selecao’s opening World Cup win. Brazil thrashed Serbia 2-0 to top the Group G points table. Switzerland are in the second place after defeating Cameroon 1-0.
Who is Richarlison?
Born on May 10, 1997 in Espírito Santo, Richarlison de Andrade joined América Mineiro’s youth setup in December 2014. The following year, he was promoted to the first team. He made his professional debut on July 4, 2015, securing a 3–1 home win against Mogi Mirim. He entered the game as the late minute substitute for Brazilian striker Cristiano da Silva Santo and went on to score the last goal of the match. Subsequently, his contract was extended until 2018.
On December 29, 2015, he signed a five-year contract with Série A club Fluminense and went on to make his debut in May 2016 in Copa do Brasil. His first goal, however, came on 26 June during the game against Flamengo.
In the 2017 Campeonato Carioca, Richarlison played 12 matches, scoring a total of 8 goals. His club finished runner-up to Flamengo.
On August 8, 2017, he signed a five-year contract with the English Premier League club Watford. He made his club debut against Liverpool on the opening day of the 2017–18 Premier League season. He scored his first goal for the club on August 19 when Watford played AFC Bournemouth.
On July 24, 2018, he was transferred to fellow Premier League club Everton for a transfer fee starting at £35 million. He made his debut for the club on August 11, scoring twice in a 2–2 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
On July 1, 2022, he signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £50m plus £10m in potential add-ons from Everton.