Future Watch: Jefferson Savarino Rookie Soccer Cards, Atletico Mineiro – A player to keep an eye on as he makes his way out of MLS is forward Jefferson Savarino. The 23-year-old, as reported earlier this week by The Athletic, is being transferred from MLS’ Real Salt Lake to Brazilian top flight club Atletico Mineiro. While it might be a good bit of business for the Utah side, they will certainly feel his absence on the pitch in 2020.
Savarino first came to RSL in 2017 on loan from Zulia FC in his native Venezuela. In three seasons in MLS, Savarino made 82 appearances and amassed 21 goals and 21 assists. His top goal scoring campaign came just last season when he tallied eight goals. He set a career high in assists in 2018 with nine.
Watch Savarino for any length of time and certain things jump out to you regarding his many skills. Though he does not strike you as physically imposing (listed at 5’7” and 145 lbs on MLSSoccer.com), Savarino is very strong and has excellent balance when contacted by defenders. He uses his strength well to create space and get off shots. Another skill he possesses is a wicked right foot. Savarino generates tremendous power with it from any scoring distance, often including from well outside the penalty area.
As you see from his assist totals, he is a forward who is willing to get his teammates involved often. Unselfish but unafraid to try for goal as well.
Internationally, Savarino will be a key player for La Vinotinto going forward. He saw time last summer in Copa America. His lone goal so far or the national team came in a friendly against the United States in June.
A move to Brazil is good for this player and he will continue to get looks from clubs in big leagues in Europe because of it.
Collectors looking for Jefferson Savarino’s cards can find them in 2019 Topps MLS.
Future Watch: Jefferson Savarino Rookie Soccer Cards, Atletico Mineiro – Stats
|Playing Time||Performance||Per 90 Minutes||Expected||Per 90 Minutes|
|2016||19||Zulia||ve VEN||1. Primera División||7th||37||37||3,298||14||0||1||1||1||0||0.38||0.00||0.38||0.35||0.35||Matches|
|2017||20||Zulia||ve VEN||1. Primera División||10th||11||10||917||6||0||0||0||0||0||0.59||0.00||0.59||0.59||0.59||Matches|
|2017||20||Real Salt Lake||us USA||1. MLS||14th||22||19||1,667||6||5||0||0||0||0||0.32||0.27||0.59||0.32||0.59||Matches|
|2018||21||Real Salt Lake||us USA||1. MLS||12th||32||32||2,855||7||9||0||0||2||0||0.22||0.28||0.50||0.22||0.50||5.7||5.7||7.1||0.19||0.23||0.42||0.19||0.42||Matches|
|2019||22||Real Salt Lake||us USA||1. MLS||6th||28||27||2,323||8||5||0||0||1||1||0.31||0.19||0.50||0.31||0.50||5.5||5.5||3.1||0.21||0.12||0.33||0.21||0.33||Matches|
|4 Seasons||2 Clubs||2 Leagues||130||125||11,060||41||19||1||1||4||1||0.33||0.15||0.49||0.33||0.48||11.2||11.2||10.2||0.20||0.18||0.38||0.20||0.38|
|Real Salt Lake (3 Seasons)||1 League||82||78||6,845||21||19||0||0||3||1||0.28||0.25||0.53||0.28||0.53||11.2||11.2||10.2||0.20||0.18||0.38||0.20||0.38|
|Zulia (2 Seasons)||1 League||48||47||4,215||20||0||1||1||1||0||0.43||0.00||0.43||0.41||0.41|
|MLS (3 Seasons)||82||78||6,845||21||19||0||0||3||1||0.28||0.25||0.53||0.28||0.53||11.2||11.2||10.2||0.20||0.18||0.38||0.20||0.38|
|Primera División (2 Seasons)||48||47||4,215||20||0||1||1||1||0||0.43||0.00||0.43||0.41||0.41|
Future Watch: Jefferson Savarino Rookie Soccer Cards, Atletico Mineiro – More Resources
- MLSsoccer.com Player Profile – Jefferson Savarino
- Jefferson Savarino – Secondary Market Pricing
- Follow Jefferson Savarino on Twitter @QSavarino10
Future Watch: Jefferson Savarino Rookie Soccer Cards, Atletico Mineiro – Image Gallery
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- Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid
- Erling Haland, Borussia Dortmund
- Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid
- Matthijs de Ligt, Netherlands
- Timothy Weah, USMNT
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