Matheus Dantas

Matheus de Jesus Dantas (born 5 September 1998) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Casa Pia as a centre back.

Matheus Dantas
Personal information
Full name Matheus de Jesus Dantas
Date of birth (1998-09-05) 5 September 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Campo Grande, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Oeste
Youth career
2013–2014 São Paulo
2014–2018 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2020 Flamengo 1 (0)
2020–2021 Oeste 7 (0)
2021– Casa Pia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 February 2021

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Mato Grosso do Sul, Dantas grew up supporting São Paulo and joined the club's youth team in 2013. In the following year, he switched to Flamengo. He broke his cruciate ligament in July 2016 and was ruled out of play for seven months. In 2017, he suffered a knee injury which also put him in the sidelines.[1][2] Progressing through the youth teams, he went on to captain the under-20 team.[3]

FlamengoEdit

2018 seasonEdit

On 17 January 2018 Dantas made his first team debut coming on as a late substitute in a 2–0 win against Volta Redonda, in Campeonato Carioca.[4] On 2 May, his contract was extended until 31 December 2019.[5]

2019 seasonEdit

On 5 May 2019 Dantas played his first Campeonato Brasileiro Série A match at Estádio do Morumbi against São Paulo, he started the match as head coach Abel Braga fielded the whole team with reserves, the match ended 1–1.[6]

FarenseEdit

On 21 July 2020 Farense signed Dantas from Flamengo on a free transfer.[7] Although the transfer didn't happen as he failed in the medical exams.

OesteEdit

On 20 August 2020 Dantas signed on a free transfer with Oeste until December 2023.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 26 October 2020.
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 2018 Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
2019 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 3 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 6 0
Oeste 2020 Série B 7 0 7 0
Career total 8 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 13 0
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Campeonato Carioca.

HonoursEdit

Flamengo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zagueiro do Flamengo na Copinha é destaque com lançamentos e cobranças de falta" [Flamengo's defender in the Copinha is highlighted with launches and charges of lack] (in Portuguese). Torcedores. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "São-paulino na infância, Dantas supera lesões e vira líder do Fla na Copinha" [Sao-paulino in childhood, Dantas overcomes injuries and becomes leader of Fla in the Cup]. Globo Esporte. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  3. ^ D'Souza, Gilvan (30 September 2018). "Fama de artilheiro e idolatria a Juan e Sergio Ramos: conheça Dantas, zagueiro promissor do Flamengo" [Fame of scorer and idolatry to Juan and Sergio Ramos: meet Dantas, promising defender of Flamengo] (in Portuguese). Coluna do Flamengo. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Arrumado, corajoso e intenso: como o Fla usou a juventude para vencer o Voltaço" [Tidy, courageous and intense: how the Fla used the youth to win the Voltaço] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Flamengo renova contrato de zagueiro campeão da Copinha" [Flamengo renews champion Cup clerk contract] (in Portuguese). Terra. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Com festival de garotos em campo, São Paulo e Flamengo empatam no Morumbi". Globoesporte.com. 5 May 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Flamengo acerta com Farense transferência de Matheus Dantas; resta assinatura do jogador". onefootball.com (in Portuguese). 21 July 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Matheus Dantas, ex-Flamengo, acerta com Oeste". colunadofla.com (in Portuguese). 20 August 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  9. ^ Unwin, Will (23 November 2019). "Flamengo 2–1 River Plate: Copa Libertadores final – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  10. ^ Vickery, Tim (27 February 2020). "Flamengo's Recopa win over Independiente a stepping stone to more glory". ESPN. Retrieved 27 February 2020.

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