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Matheus Fellipe Costa Pereira (born 5 May 1996) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for English club West Bromwich Albion on loan from Sporting CP as a right winger.

Matheus Pereira
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Pereira with 1. FC Nürnberg in 2019
Personal information
Full name Matheus Fellipe Costa Pereira
Date of birth (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
West Bromwich Albion
(on loan from Sporting CP)
Number 12
Youth career
2007–2010 Trafaria
2010–2015 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Sporting B 42 (17)
2015– Sporting CP 15 (1)
2017–2018Chaves (loan) 27 (7)
2018–20191. FC Nürnberg (loan) 19 (3)
2019–West Bromwich Albion (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2019

Club careerEdit

Born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Pereira moved to Portugal at a young age, joining Sporting CP's youth system at the age of 14. On 18 January 2014, whilst still a junior, he made his debut as a senior with the B-team, coming on as a 46th-minute substitute for Cristian Ponde in a 1–1 away draw against C.D. Trofense for the Segunda Liga championship.[1] He scored his first goal in the competition on 7 March of the following year, contributing to a 4–3 home win over C.D. Tondela.[2]

Early into the 2015–16 season, Pereira was first called to the main squad by newly appointed manager Jorge Jesus.[3] His first competitive appearance took place on 1 October, as he started in a 1–1 draw at Beşiktaş J.K. in the UEFA Europa League.[4] Late in the same month he scored his first goals as a professional, helping defeat U.D. Vilafranquense in the Taça de Portugal (4–0, away)[5] and KF Skënderbeu Korçë in the Europa League (5–1, home),[6] being subsequently selected for the latter competition's team of the week.[7]

In the 2017–18 campaign, Matheus was loaned to fellow Primeira Liga club G.D. Chaves.[8] He scored seven league goals during his spell (eight overall), helping to a sixth-place finish.[9]

On 31 August 2018, the last day of the summer transfer window, Matheus joined 1. FC Nürnberg on loan until the end of the season[10][11] after criticising José Peseiro's choice of not selecting him to the first match against Moreirense F.C. on social media.[12] He made his Bundesliga debut 16 days later, playing 61 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against SV Werder Bremen.[13]

Matheus scored his first league goal on 30 March 2019, helping the hosts defeat FC Augsburg 3–0.[14] He was nominated for the Bundesliga Rookie of the Season award, but his team suffered relegation after finishing last.[15]

On 8 August 2019, Pereira joined West Bromwich Albion on an initial season-long loan with a view to a permanent move.[16]

Club statisticsEdit

As of 18 May 2017[17]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting B 2013–14 4 0 4 0
2014–15 12 1 12 1
2015–16 12 8 12 8
2016–17 14 8 14 8
Sporting 2015–16 8 0 2 2 3 0 5 3 0 0 18 5
2016–17 7 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Chaves (loan) 2017–18 27 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 29 8
FC Nürnberg (loan) 2018–19 19 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 3
Total 15 1 3 2 4 0 5 3 0 0 27 6
Career Total 49 12 3 2 4 0 5 3 0 0 61 17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trofense-Sporting B, 1–1: Equilíbrio dá empate" [Trofense-Sporting B, 1–1: Balance equals draw]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 January 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Sporting B vence Tondela com bis de Rubio" [Sporting B defeat Tondela with Rubio brace]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 March 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Matheus preserva estatuto" [Matheus preserves status]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 September 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Beşiktaş and Sporting share spoils in Istanbul". UEFA. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Sporting vence Vilafranquense por 4–0" [Sporting defeat Vilafranquense 4–0]. Expresso (in Portuguese). 17 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Sporting see off Skënderbeu in style". UEFA. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  7. ^ "UEFA Europa League team of the week". UEFA. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Sporting empresta Matheus Pereira ao Chaves" [Sporting loan Matheus Pereira to Chaves] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  9. ^ "SAD do Chaves está atenta a Matheus Pereira" [Chaves PLSC keeping an eye on Matheus Pereira]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 August 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Club holt Matheus Pereira aus Lissabon" [Clubs get Matheus Pereira from Lisbon] (in German). 1. FC Nürnberg. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Nürnberg verpflichtet Misidjan und Matheus Pereira" [Nürnberg acquire Misidjan and Matheus Pereira] (in German). kicker. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  12. ^ Frias, Rui (12 August 2018). "Insatisfação de Matheus Pereira levou resposta de Peseiro" [Matheus Pereira dissatisfaction got reply from Peseiro]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Joker Misidjan vermiest Sahin das Werder-Debüt" [Joker Misidjan spoils Sahin's Werder debut] (in German). kicker. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Nürnberg schlägt Augsburg 3:0 – die Hoffnung lebt" [Nürnberg beat Augsburg 3:0 – there's still hope] (in German). Bayerischer Rundfunk. 30 March 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Ozan Kabak ist der Rookie der Saison 2018/19" [Ozan Kabak is the 2018/19 season rookie] (in German). Bundesliga. May 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Pereira signs for the Baggies". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 8 August 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Matheus Pereira". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 October 2015.

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