Surename: Araujo "Paulinho"
Date of birth: 21/09/1999
Linguages spoken: Portuguese, English
Position: Central foward
Club: CF Estrela Amadora
Scout: Andrea Gallo
He began his career at the youth sector level in the Merilinense area, before moving to Vizela first, and then to São Paio D'Arcos. In July 2020 he moved from São Paio D'Arcos to AD Fafe, the Portuguese third division team. In the 2020-2021 season he puts together 4 appearances scoring 1 goal. In the current season, however, with his current team, FC Estrela Amadora, he boasts 12 matches between the Portuguese Serie B and the national cup, with 6 goals and 1 assist.
-0.42 key pass per game
-1.86 shoot per game (63% accurate)
-0.26 cross per game (20% accurate)
-18 challenges - 4 aerial - 14 ground (34% won)
-2.2 dribbling per game (43% succesful)
-11 passes per game (77% accurate)
-0.51 goals per game
-16.4 expected goals (20)
Paulinho is a modern striker, who combines an important physical structure with a good technique and good speed and mobility. His main feature is the header to finish at the net: inside the area it becomes very dangerous if he is given room to jump. He is very good at playing the bank and in the aerial spikes to facilitate the insertion of his teammates. He becomes dangerous even in the attack at depth, having a good time to enter behind the defensive line. He doesn't excel at dribbling, but he's gifted with a good shot. His ideal role is the first striker; In my opinion, the game systems that favor him most are those systems where he can collect crosses from the wingers, such as 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1.