Pedro (footballer, born 1997)
|Full name||Pedro Guilherme Abreu dos Santos|
|Date of birth||20 June 1997|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2020||→ Flamengo (loan)||45||(18)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:09, 29 October 2022 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:10, 27 September 2022 (UTC)
He began his career with Fluminense, playing 93 total games and scoring 31 goals. In 2019, he signed for Fiorentina for €11 million, but after playing rarely in Serie A he returned to Brazil with Flamengo, initially on loan before a permanent transfer. He has won several honours with Flamengo, including the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 2020 and two Campeonato Carioca titles.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Pedro began his career at the age of eight in the youth ranks of Flamengo, who released him at the age of 14. He spent two years at Duquecaxiense and had a brief spell at Artsul before moving to Flamengo's rivals Fluminense.
He made his professional debut on 10 March 2016 in a 2–0 win over Criciúma in the Primeira Liga, starting the match in what was his only appearance as Fluminense won the tournament. On 26 June that year he played his first game in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, replacing Richarlison for the final seven minutes of a 2–1 win over rivals Flamengo, and made two more substitute appearances over the season.
On 24 January 2017, substitute Pedro scored his first professional goal in a 3–2 win over Criciúma in the Primeira Liga opener, and he added two more in ten games as they came runners-up to Flamengo in the Campeonato Carioca. On 21 September, he scored the crucial away goal in a 2–1 loss away to LDU Quito in the second leg of the round of 16 in the Copa Sudamericana, sending Flu through.
Pedro became a regular in the 2018 Campeonato Carioca season, top scoring with seven goals in 13 games, earning him a place in the Team of the Tournament. On 25 March, he opened a 3–0 win over Botafogo at the Maracanã Stadium to win the Taça Rio.
In the summer of 2018, Pedro attracted offers from other clubs, with Fluminense rejecting an €8.5 million offer from Bordeaux and a €15 million bid by Mexico's Monterrey. Despite a knee injury, he was Fluminense's top scorer of the league season with 10 goals in 19 games, and 19 in 40 games over the whole year; he was named Best Newcomer at the Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão.
On 2 September 2019, Pedro joined Italian club Fiorentina on a five-year contract. The transfer fee was €11 million, of which €8 million went to Fluminense for 30% out of their 50% share in his economic rights, and the other €3 million was paid to Artsul, a third-party owner who owned the other 50%.
On 23 January 2020, Pedro returned to Rio de Janeiro, joining Flamengo on loan for the rest of the year, for a fee of €1 million with the option to purchase. He made his debut on 4 February in the state championship, replacing Giorgian de Arrascaeta in the 65th minute away to Resende and scoring the equaliser in a 3–1 win eight minutes later. He helped his side to a 3–1 aggregate final win over Fluminense in July, scoring the opening goal.
In the national league season, Pedro scored his first goals on 2 September 2020 with two in a 5–3 win at Bahia. With 13 goals, he was 7th top scorer in the league, which his team won. He was unused as the team won the Supercopa do Brasil against Athletico Paranaense, but scored from the bench in a 5–2 aggregate win over Independiente del Valle in the Recopa Sudamericana.
On 9 December 2020, Pedro signed a contract with Flamengo lasting until 2025, for a fee of €15 million. The fee was paid in instalments, with Fluminense and Artsul also receiving. Towards the end of the following year's state league, he scored all of the goals in a 3–0 win at Volta Redonda on 1 May.
Pedro was called up by coach Tite for the Brazil national team in August 2018, for friendlies against the United States and El Salvador. However, he withdrew through injury and was replaced by his former clubmate Richarlison. On 13 November 2020, he made his debut in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, which Brazil won 1–0.
On 17 June 2021, Pedro was named in the Brazil squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics. However, he withdrew from the squad on 2 July after Flamengo declined to release him for the tournament, and was replaced again by Richarlison.
- As of match played 29 October 2022
|Club||Season||League||State league||National cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Flamengo (loan)||2020||Série A||34||13||11[b]||5||2||2||5[d]||2||2[e]||1||54||23|
- As of match played 27 September 2022
- Scores and results list Brazil's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Pedro goal.
|1||27 September 2022||Parc des Princes, Paris, France||Tunisia||5–1||5–1||Friendly|
- Copa Libertadores: 2022
- Recopa Sudamericana: 2020
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2020
- Copa do Brasil: 2022
- Supercopa do Brasil: 2020, 2021
- Campeonato Carioca: 2020, 2021
- Campeonato Carioca top scorer: 2018
- Campeonato Carioca Team of the Year: 2018
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Newcomer: 2018
- Copa Libertadores Top scorer: 2022
- Copa Libertadores Best of the Tournament: 2022
- Copa Libertadores Team of the Tournament: 2022
- "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Squad list: Brazil (BRA)" (PDF). FIFA. 15 November 2022. p. 4. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
- "Artilheiro e destaque do Fluminense, Pedro foi dispensado pelo Flamengo" [Top scorer and highlight of Fluminense, Pedro was released by Flamengo] (in Portuguese). O Dia. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- Rabelo, Thiago (10 March 2016). "Em estreia de Levir, Fluminense vence Criciúma e se classifica" [On Levir's debut, Fluminense beat Criciúma and qualify]. Estadão (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "Vaz erra, Richarlison desencanta, e Flu bate o Fla por 2 a 1 em Natal" [Vaz makes a mistake, Richarlison disenchants, and Flu beat Fla 2–1 in Natal] (in Portuguese). Globo. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "De virada, Fluminense vence Criciúma pela Primeira Liga na reestreia de Abel Braga" [In a turnaround, Fluminense beat Criciúma in the Primeira Liga on Abel Braga's second debut] (in Portuguese). ESPN. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "2-1: Fluminense cae pero se cita con Flamengo en cuartos" [2-1: Fluminense fall but arrange a date with Flamengo in the quarters]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 September 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "Ferj divulga seleção do carioca com cinco jogadores do Flu e dois do Bota" [FERJ name Team of the Carioca with five Flu players and two from Bota] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- Siqueira, Igor (26 March 2018). "Fluminense vence o Botafogo e conquista a Taça Rio" [Fluminense defeat Botafogo and win the Taça Rio] (in Portuguese). Globo. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "Fluminense recusa proposta de 15 milhões de euros do Monterrey por Pedro" [Fluminense reject 15 million euro bid from Monterrey for Pedro] (in Portuguese). Globo. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "Pedro, do Fluminense, leva prêmio de revelação do Brasileirão 2018" [Pedro, of Fluminense, scoops Best Newcomer award of 2018 Brasileirão] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
- "Pedro è viola" [Pedro is viola] (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
- Siqueira, Filipe; Werlang, Hector (1 September 2019). "Fluminense receberá R$ 36,5 milhões por Pedro e manterá 20% dos direitos; veja detalhes" [Fluminense will receive R$36.5 million for Pedro and will maintain 20% of the rights; see details] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
- "Pedro estreia pela Fiorentina em empate com o Parma" [Pedro debuts for Fiorentina in draw with Parma] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 3 November 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
- "Com reverência a Zico, atacante Pedro é anunciado oficialmente pelo Flamengo" [With reverence to Zico, attacker Pedro is officially announced by Flamengo] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 23 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
- "Após estreia com vitória no Flamengo, Pedro lembra passado de torcedor: "Fiquei emocionado"" [After winning debut for Flamengo, Pedro rememebrs past as a fan: "I was excited"] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
- "De reservas a esperança de gols, Pedro e Evanilson são candidatos a herói de título em Fla-Flu final" [From reserves to goal hopes, Pedro and Evanilson are candidates for title hero in Fla-Flu final] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
- "Flamengo 1 x 0 Fluminense: Fla vence o Flu mais uma vez e celebra o título do Campeonato Carioca" [Flamengo 1–0 Fluminense: Fla beat Flu again and celebrate the Campeonato Carioca title] (in Portuguese). Goal. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
- "Fla vence Bahia por 5 a 3 com golaços e empolga pela 1ª vez com Dome" [Fla beat Behia 5–3 with wondergoals and thrill for the first time under Dome] (in Portuguese). UOL. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
- "Brasileirão Série A: Os artilheiros e garçons da temporada 2020" [Brasileirão Série A: The top scorers and assisters of the 2020 season] (in Portuguese). Goal. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
- "Independiente del Valle y Flamengo empataron 2–2 en un vibrante duelo de ida de la Recopa Sudamericana" [Independiente del Valle and Flamengo draw 2–2 in a vibrant duel for the first leg of the Recopa Sudamericana] (in Spanish). Infobae. 19 February 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
- "Flamengo confirma compra de Pedro junto à Fiorentina e assina até 2025" [Flamengo confirm purchase of Pedro together with Fiorentina and signing until 2025] (in Portuguese). Terra. 9 December 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
- "Em noite de Michael e Pedro, Flamengo goleia o Volta Redonda e 'põe os dois pés' na final do Carioca" [On night of Michael and Pedro, Flamengo thrash Volta Redonda and 'put both feet' in the Carioca final]. Lance! (in Portuguese). 1 May 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
- "Richarlison called up by Brazil for the first time for friendly matches". BBC Sport. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- "Pedro comemora estreia pela Seleção e lembra lesão há dois anos: "Sensação de superação"" [Pedro marks debut for National Team and remembers injury two years ago: "Sensation of overcoming"] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 13 November 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
- "Seleção Olímpica é convocada para os Jogos Olímpicos de Tóquio 2020" [Olympic team is chosen for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games]. CBF. 17 June 2021. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
- "Sem Pedro, vetado pelo Flamengo, Jardine convoca Richarlison para seleção olímpica" [Without Pedro, vetoed by Flamengo, Jardine calls upRicharlison for the Olympic team]. Globo Esporte. 2 July 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
- "Com direito a gol de Pedro, Brasil goleia a Tunísia em último amistoso pré-Copa" (in Portuguese). Lance!. 27 September 2022. Retrieved 7 November 2022.
- "Seleção Brasileira está convocada para a Copa do Mundo FIFA Qatar 2022" (in Portuguese). CBF. 7 November 2022. Retrieved 7 November 2022.
- "Pedro". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
- "Pedro". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
- "Gabi Leads Flamengo To Libertadores Title". CONMEBOL Libertadores. 30 October 2022. Retrieved 3 November 2022.
- Vickery, Tim (27 February 2020). "Flamengo's Recopa win over Independiente a stepping stone to more glory". ESPN. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
- "Supercopa: em jogo doido, Flamengo vence o Palmeiras nos pênaltis" [Supercopa: in crazy match, Flamengo beat Palmeiras on penalties] (in Portuguese). One Football. 11 April 2021. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
- "Ferj divulga seleção do Campeonato Carioca: Fluminense e Vasco dominam indicações" [FERJ name Team of the Campeonato Carioca: Fluminense and Vasco dominate names] (in Portuguese). UOL. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- "Pedro scored 12 goals that were key to Flamengo's title for the Copa Libertadores 2022". 247 News Agency. 29 October 2022. Retrieved 2 November 2022.
- "Best of the Tournament: Pedro". Conmebol Libertadores. 30 October 2022. Retrieved 2 November 2022.
- "(FOTO) El 11 ideal de la Copa Libertadores 2022". OneFootball (in Spanish). 31 October 2022. Retrieved 2 November 2022.
- Pedro at Soccerway