13 fun facts about Richarlison


Richarlison de Andrade, commonly known as Richarlison, is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and the Brazilian national team.

Born on May 10, 1997, in Nova Venecia, Espirito Santo, Brazil, he began his footballing journey in his hometown, joining Real Noroeste as a youth player in 2013, moved to America Mineiro a year later and quickly rose through the ranks to make his first-team debut in 2015.

He was signed by Fluminense in 2016, signing a five-year deal with the Brazilian top-flight side before getting plucked by then-Premier League side Watford in July 2017 thanks to his impressive performances, which earned him recognition as one of the brightest talents in Brazilian football.

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He made an instant impression at Vicarage Road, scoring five goals in his first 12 league games. His ability to score goals, create chances, and work tirelessly on the field endeared him to the Watford fans.

After a successful debut season in England, Richarlison attracted the interest of Everton. In July 2018, he completed a transfer to the Toffees for a reported fee of £35m, becoming the club's most expensive signing at the time.

The 26-year-old established himself as one of the most talented strikers in the Premier League during his tenure at Goodison Park, scoring 53 times in 152 appearances for the Merseyside club. He also played a critical role as the Toffees narrowly avoided relegation with a 16th-placed finish.

Richarlison joined Tottenham Hotspur from Everton in a £60m move in the summer of 2022. He endured a tough debut season in north London, but there's little doubt that he would come good and become a valuable asset for Spurs.

At the international level, Richarlison made his senior debut for Brazil in 2018. He was a member of both the Brazilian team that won the gold medal at the Olympics in 2020 and Copa America in 2019, while he also starred for the Selecao at the recent 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In total, he has scored 20 goals from 42 appearances for his country.

But what are the 13 things you absolutely need to know about the Spurs striker?