|Intro||Brazilian association football player|
|Is||Athlete Football player Association football player|
|Birth||10 May 1997, Nova Venécia, Espírito Santo, Brazil|
Richarlison de Andrade (born 10 May 1997), known as Richarlison (Brazilian Portuguese: [hiˈʃaʁl(i)sõ]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for English Premier League club Everton and the Brazilian national team.
He began his professional career with América Mineiro in 2015, winning promotion from the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in his only season before transferring to Fluminense. He totalled 67 matches and 19 goals in his two years there, and was named in the Team of the Season when the club finished as runners-up in the 2017 Campeonato Carioca. He then signed for Watford, and a year later Everton.
At international level, Richarlison made his senior debut for Brazil in 2018, and was later a member of the team that won the 2019 Copa América.
Richarlison de Andrade was born in Nova Venécia on 10 May 1997. He joined América Mineiro's youth setup in December 2014, from Real Noroeste. In June 2015, he was promoted to the first team by manager Givanildo Oliveira. He had previously been close to giving up on a career in football, having been rejected by several teams and spent all his money on a 600-kilometre one-way ticket to Belo Horizonte for his trial.
Richarlison made his professional debut on 4 July 2015 in a 3–1 home win against Mogi Mirim. After entering as a late substitute for Cristiano, he scored the last goal of the match. Seventeen days later, he extended his contract until 2018.
On 21 November 2015, as América earned promotion to Campeonato Brasileiro Série A with a 1–1 home draw against Ceará, Richarlison was sent-off at the end of the match for a foul on Charles.
On 29 December 2015, Richarlison signed a five-year contract with Série A club Fluminense. He made his debut on 13 May 2016 in the second leg of the second round of the Copa do Brasil, contributing to all of his team's goals in a 3–3 home draw (6–3 aggregate) against Ferroviaria.
He made his league debut two days later, starting in a 1–0 away win against former club América. His first goal in the division came on 26 June, the winner in a 2–1 success against rivals Flamengo, a game in which he came on as a late substitute but was himself taken off injured.
In the 2017 Campeonato Carioca, Richarlison scored 8 goals in 12 matches and was named in the team of the season as his club finished as runner-up to Flamengo. This included one on 22 April in a 3–0 semi-final win over Vasco da Gama at the Maracanã Stadium.
In the same year, Richarlison also took part in his first continental competition, the 2017 Copa Sudamericana. He played four games in the Rio de Janeiro-based club's run to the quarter-finals, and scored in wins over Liverpool (Uruguay) and Universidad Católica (Ecuador) in the first two phases.
Richarlison completed a move to English Premier League club Watford on 8 August 2017, signing a five-year contract for a £11.2 million transfer fee. He made his debut for the club as a substitute in a 3–3 draw against Liverpool on the opening day of the 2017–18 Premier League season. In his next match, on 19 August against AFC Bournemouth, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 win. He was the only player in the Watford squad to play every match of the Premier League season and scored five goals over its course.
Richarlison transferred to fellow Premier League club Everton on 24 July 2018 for a transfer fee starting at £35 million and potentially rising to £50 million, reuniting him with former Watford manager Marco Silva. In his competitive debut on 11 August, he scored twice in a 2–2 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Two weeks later, he was sent off in the first half of a match of the same score away to Bournemouth for clashing heads with Adam Smith.
Due to poor form of fellow Everton strikers, Richarlison was deployed in the centre forward role for Everton's game against Leicester City on 6 October, scoring in the 7th minute in a 2–1 away win. Four weeks later, he scored twice in a 3–1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion. Richarlison finished the season as Everton's joint highest goalscorer along with Gylfi Sigurðsson on 13 Premier League goals, while both had 14 goals in all competitions. Richarlison continued his fine form through the next season as well, as he finished the 2019-2020 season as Everton's joint highest goalscorer, this time sharing the honor with Dominic Calvert-Lewin on 13 Premier League goals, while both had 15 goals in all competitions.
On 3 December 2019, Richarlison signed a new five-year contract with Everton.
Richarlison was selected in the Brazil under-20 squad for the 2017 South American U-20 Championship. He made eight appearances and scored two goals in the tournament.
On 27 August 2018, he received his first call-up to the senior team by coach Tite, for friendlies against the United States and El Salvador, after Pedro withdrew injured. He made his debut against the Americans on 7 September at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, as a 75th-minute substitute for Roberto Firmino in a 2–0 win, and scored his first goals in the latter match four days later, netting twice in a 5–0 win.
In May 2019, he was included in Brazil's 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América on home soil. In the final against Peru on 7 July, at the Maracanã Stadium, Richarlison came off the bench for Firmino in the second half and scored the final goal of a 3–1 victory from the penalty spot.
On 9 August 2015, Richarlison signed a three-year sponsorship contract with American company Nike.
- As of match played 26 July 2020
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|América Mineiro||2015||Série B||24||9||—||—||—||—||24||9|
- As of match played 19 November 2019
- As of match played 7 July 2019. Brazil score listed first, score column indicates score after each Richarlison goal.
|1||11 September 2018||FedExField, Landover, United States||2||El Salvador||2–0||5–0||Friendly|
|3||20 November 2018||Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, England||6||Cameroon||1–0||1–0|
|4||5 June 2019||Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil||9||Qatar||1–0||2–0|
|5||9 June 2019||Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil||10||Honduras||7–0||7–0|
|6||7 July 2019||Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||13||Peru||3–1||3–1||2019 Copa América Final|
- Copa América: 2019
- Campeonato Carioca Team of the Year: 2017