Name: Antony Matheus dos Santos
D.O.B: 24/02/2000 (20 years old)
Place of Birth: Osasco, Brazil
Youth Career: São Paulo Futebol Clube
Club: São Paulo Futebol Clube, transfer arranged to Ajax 01/07/2020
Squad Number: 11
Current National Team: Brazil U23
Preferred Foot: Left
Market Value (by transfermarkt.de): £16.2m
Tournaments Participated In: CONMEBOL Libertadores, Brasileiro Série A, Paulista, Série A1
Contract Until: 30/06/2024
Players Agent: 4ComM
Transfer Rumours: –
Similar Type of Player: Antony is a very unique player. He is absolutely in his element when taking a player on and has been known to wait for players to catch up so he can take them on again (a la Garrincha). His turn of pace is so sharp, that if you blink he’ll be gone and he is very skillful. With them traits in mind he reminds me of a Sporting Lisbon/early Manchester United days Cristiano Ronaldo. A lot of work to be done however to hit them heights.
Footy Files says
Antony’s move to Ajax has come at exactly the right time. As a seemingly direct replacement for Ziyech it’s going to be very interesting to see him slot into the side and ultimately take to the Eridivisie. With pace to burn, the ability to get his head up and pick out a pass, and seeing the pure enjoyment he gets when taking on an opposition player one on one, makes Antony a must watch for any football fan.
Note: A big thank you to Jacek Kulig (footballtalentscout.net) for allowing me to use his template for this bio.