Colombia wins 2-1 over Brazil in a game of Conmebol qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup It must be remembered for being the first Colombian victory against the Brazilians, history in the history of the South American qualifiers, Luis Daz’s great game, the Vinicius injury…and Endrick’s debut (July 21, 2006) with Brazil at only 17 years and 118 days old.
Endrick Felipe Moreira de Sousa, footballer signed by Real Madrid who will join the merengue team next season when he is 18 years old, jumped onto the grass of the Metropolitan of Barranquilla for replace Barcelona player Raphinha in the 80th minute.
The young Real Madrid forward made his debut when his team was already losing 2-1 and could not avoid the defeat of the ‘canarinha’.
Endrick surpasses Ronaldo as the fourth youngest footballer to debut with the Brazil national team
Endrick also became the youngest footballer to debut for Brazil since Ronaldo did so in 1993.
Ronaldo Lus Nazrio de Lima, who in Spain played for FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, debuted with Brazil with 17 years, 6 months and 2 days.
Endrick also surpasses Neymar (18 years, 6 months and 5 years) y Vitor Roque (18 to 25 years)Barcelona’s stellar signing.
It has always been a great dream to wear the Brazil shirt
“It has always been a big dream to wear the Brazil shirt,”Endrick commented in the preview of the Brazil match against Colombia.
Things have happened very fast in my life and this is another dream come true
“Things have happened very quickly in my life and this is another dream come true. I can only thank my family, my agents and Palmeiras, who have always believed in me,” said the Taguatinga scorer.
The youngest footballers to debut with the Brazil national team
The youngest footballer to debut for Brazil was Pel (Edson Arantes do Nascimento), who did so at the age of 16 years and 257 days on July 7, 1957..
The other two earliest debuts with Brazil were, as published by the EFE agency, those of Jonas Eduardo Amrico ‘Ed’ (16 years and 303 days) in 1966 y Antonio Wilson Vieira Honrio ‘Coutinho’ (17 years old and 28 years old) in 1960.
Endrick is a very special player. However, it is necessary to lower expectations a little about it.
“He is a very special player, what he produces at 17 years old already opens the door to a projection of a bright future. However, it is necessary to lower expectations of him a little. Let him not feel pressured. The best we can do “Now it is to provide Endrick with security so that he does not feel overwhelmed. We must lighten that burden and strengthen him emotionally to face the challenges of his career,” warns Fernando Diniz, Brazil coach.