Future Watch: Joao Felix Rookie Soccer Cards, Atlético Madrid

Future Watch: Joao Felix Rookie Soccer Cards, Atlético MadridFuture 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.

Felix was named in November as the winner of the Golden Boy Award given to the best player under 21 who is based in Europe. Past winners include Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney and Kylian Mbappe.

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.

Collectors looking for Felix’s cards can find them in 2018-19 Topps UEFA Champions League Chrome and 2019-20 Panini Gold Standard Soccer.

Future Watch: Joao Felix Rookie Soccer Cards, Atlético Madrid – Stats

Standard Stats Table
Playing Time Performance Per 90 Minutes Expected Per 90 Minutes
Season Age Squad Country Comp LgRank MP Starts Min Gls Ast PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG npxG xA xG xA xG+xA npxG npxG+xA Matches
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
Country Comp LgRank MP Starts Min Gls Ast PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG npxG xA xG xA xG+xA npxG npxG+xA Matches
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
Provided by FBref.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/6/2020.

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