Qatar 2022: Richarlison's journey from the favela to the World Cup

Qatar 2022: Richarlison's journey from the favela to the World Cup

A cover flip that enraged the entire country of Brazil. Richarlison, the Tottenham striker who scored two goals in Selecao's debut in Qatar 2022, was the standout performer.

If the first goal was robbery, sense and nose for the goal that made him find ready for the winning paw in the small area at 62', the overhead kick arrived 11 minutes later is a candidate to become the best goal of this world cup. A dream realized: from the favelas of Nova Venecia, a town of 46 thousand people in the state of Espirito Santo, to the global spotlight. Richarlison de Andrade, born in 1997, is a symbol of a talented boy's redemption after a difficult childhood: raised in poverty, he sold ice cream, washed cars, and collected coffee to help out in the family.

The hard life in a favela, one of the many poor neighborhoods in Brazil made up of shacks with tin roofs, was told by Richarlison himself, who at the age of ten risked being killed by a drug trafficker in his neighborhood who had traded him for a competing drug dealer. The talented young boy from Nova Venezia signs his first contract with MG America in 2014. I made the first team after a year with the spring. In 2016, he joined Fluminense, and in the summer of 2017, he joined Watford in the Premier League. Everton makes a decisive step forward after four seasons of 135 appearances and 43 goals. Richarlison joins Antonio Conte's Tottenham Hotspur for just under €60 million this summer.

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