Future Watch: Joao Felix Rookie Soccer Cards, Atlético Madrid – One young soccer phenom to keep a close eye on is Portuguese attacker Joao Felix. Felix was transferred in this past offseason from his native country’s giant club Benfica to world footballing power Atlético Madrid for a reported transfer fee of nearly $145 million.
That alone puts an immense amount of pressure on a now 20-year old player. Add to that, Atlético are battling the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid for supremacy in La Liga and it is easy to see why Felix might need some time to settle. He has two goals and one assist in league play so far for Los Colchoneros. The prodigious talent also chipped in with two goals in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. That helped Atleti move on to the round of 16 where they will face Liverpool in February.
On the international level, there will be even more pressure heaped upon Felix. When you play for Portugal and are a young star in the making, the comparisons to the legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, are inevitable.
There can be no doubting his talent. Felix is smooth on the ball, excellent in tight space and can deliver a perfect pass with either foot. And he can find the back of the net in just about any way imaginable. Felix is truly a world class talent who can change the landscape of the beautiful game for the next decade. He may well be the heir apparent as the “next” big star of the world’s game.
Future Watch: Joao Felix Rookie Soccer Cards, Atlético Madrid – Stats
|Playing Time||Performance||Per 90 Minutes||Expected||Per 90 Minutes|
|2018-2019||18||Benfica||pt POR||1. Primeira Liga||1st||26||21||1,735||15||7||0||0||2||0||0.78||0.36||1.14||0.78||1.14||Matches|
|2019-2020||19||Atlético Madrid||es ESP||1. La Liga||3rd||15||14||1,099||2||1||0||0||3||0||0.16||0.08||0.25||0.16||0.25||4.4||4.4||1.6||0.39||0.15||0.54||0.39||0.54||Matches|
|2 Seasons||2 Clubs||2 Leagues||41||35||2,834||17||8||0||0||5||0||0.54||0.25||0.79||0.54||0.79||4.4||4.4||1.6||0.39||0.15||0.54||0.39||0.54|
|Benfica (1 Season)||1 League||26||21||1,735||15||7||0||0||2||0||0.78||0.36||1.14||0.78||1.14|
|Atlético Madrid (1 Season)||1 League||15||14||1,099||2||1||0||0||3||0||0.16||0.08||0.25||0.16||0.25||4.4||4.4||1.6||0.39||0.15||0.54||0.39||0.54|
|Primeira Liga (1 Season)||26||21||1,735||15||7||0||0||2||0||0.78||0.36||1.14||0.78||1.14|
|La Liga (1 Season)||15||14||1,099||2||1||0||0||3||0||0.16||0.08||0.25||0.16||0.25||4.4||4.4||1.6||0.39||0.15||0.54||0.39||0.54|
Future Watch: Joao Felix Rookie Soccer Cards, Atlético Madrid – More Resources
- UEFA.com Player Profile – Joao Felix
- Joao Felix – Secondary Market Pricing
- Follow Joao Felix on Twitter @joaofelix70
Future Watch: Joao Felix Rookie Soccer Cards, Atlético Madrid – Image Gallery
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- Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool
- Erling Haland, Borussia Dortmund
- Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid
- Matthijs de Ligt, Netherlands
- Jefferson Savarino, Atletico Mineiro
- Timothy Weah, USMNT
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