Andrey Santos is expected to play a prominent role for Chelsea in pre-season. Here is absolutely everything you need to know about him…

Who is Andrey Santos?

Andrey Nascimento dos Santos is a professional footballer who plays for Chelsea.

Santos began his love story with football at the young age of four, where he actually played futsal in order to lose weight. He enjoyed it so much that he made the step up to football, where he eventually found his way into Vasco De Gama’s academy.

Chelsea Pre-Season Training Session
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In 2021 at the age of just 16, Santos made his debut for the Brazilian side. He then had a string of substitute appearances where he impressed greatly, which ultimately led to the manager making him a regular starter at the beginning of the 2022-23 season.

He became the youngest goalscorer in the club’s history on the 7th of June 2022, engraving his name into the club’s history forever.

It’s no surprise that big European clubs were sniffing around, and it was Chelsea who obtained his signature in the January 2023 transfer window.

Where and when was Andrey Santos born?

Santos was born on the 3rd of May 2004 – which currently makes him at the time of writing 19 years old.

He grew up in the capital of Brazil – Rio De Janeiro. A little more tropical than West London.

Brazil v Tunisia: Round of 16 - FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023
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What position does Andrey Santos play?

Andrey Santos is predominantly a central midfielder but is capable of both attacking and defending, which makes him so versatile in multiple roles.

It’s worth mentioning Andrey Santos’ height is 5ft 11 inches.

How good is Andrey Santos?

There was a reason Chelsea snapped up the Brazilian’s signature. Described by the club themselves as a ‘box-to-box midfielder, Santos is a midfielder full of tenacity and energy.

Not only this, he’s very tidy on the ball, with an abundance of technical ability. Although not the most physical, Santos makes up for it with his acute dribbling, wide array of passing and phenomenal link-up play.

You can see Santos showing his qualities in the video below.

Andrey Santos Chelsea stats

Here are the stats for Andrey Santos thus far at Chelsea.

Premier League: Games: 0, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
Champions League: Games: 0, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
FA Cup: Games: 0, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
EFL Cup: Games: 0, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
Academy: Games: 0, Goals: 0, Assists: 4

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