Endrick: The young phenom who outshines Neymar

On Wednesday, Endrick, just 17, not only won the Brazilian championship title for Palmeiras but also broke Neymar’s scoring record. Looking ahead to a move to Real Madrid, could this be the start of something special?
Cruzeiro v Palmeiras - Brasileirao 2023
Cruzeiro v Palmeiras - Brasileirao 2023 / Pedro Vilela/GettyImages

Triumph at Palmeiras

Endrick’s goal against Cruzeiro (1–1) not only secured the title for Palmeiras but also propelled him above Neymar in the rankings of underaged players with the most goals scored during a Brazilian season. Endrick bagged eleven goals across his 31 matches this year, outpacing Neymar who had struck ten times playing over the 2008–2009 season.

This young prodigy has exceeded expectations by scoring six out of eight last games making it two closer to Ronaldo’s record at Cruzeiro that stands tall at twelve strikes!

Real Madrid calling

Endrick is on his way to leaving the team he grew up in and joining Real Madrid next summer — a decision made final back in December 2022. The Spanish giants are eagerly waiting for him when turns 18 years old this July 21, 2006.

Looking ahead to the upcoming season with Sao Paulo, Endrick has five months left to beat Ronaldo’s precocity record which was witnessed by him himself while watching the game at Belo Horizonte stadium as an owner of a local club there.

Having made his professional debut at just 16 in September 2022, Endrick achieved the title in his first season. He played a significant role in this campaign as well, helping to propel his team’s comeback during their final run.

His next challenges include going for the Paulista championship come January and then competing against Sao Paulo on behalf of the Brazil Super Cup afterward.

Real Madrid Experience

Real Madrid is looking forward to having Endrick present at Santiago Bernabéu when they face Villarreal on Sunday 17th December. While his official time with the Merengues starts in the summer of 2024, it’ll be a great chance for him to get an exclusive taste of champion life there.

Every other month, Juni Calafat moves between the Spanish and Brazilian countries. This is one way Real Madrid scouts are preparing and grooming young Brazilians for future development. Communication remains across, and his upcoming visit to Madrid shows it from both sides.

Seleção recognition

At 17 years and 118 days, he became the fourth-youngest player to don the Seleção uniform in official play. A list that includes legends like Pelé, Edu, and Coutinho. Despite Brazil narrowly losing 2–1 against Colombia with Luis Diaz scoring two goals, Endrick made his mark in 14 minutes of gameplay which showcased how much potential he holds. 

The teen sensation also saw 18 minutes of action against Argentina though that experience didn't turn out to be as successful.

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Rumors are swirling around about the completion of Real Madrid’s transfer for young sensation Endrick at €35 million; as excitement builds up among football fans worldwide who can’t wait what adventure awaits this prodigy both locally and internationally.