Emerson (footballer, born 1999)

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Emerson
Personal information
Full name Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior
Date of birth (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 21)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Right-back
Club information
Current team
Betis
(on loan from Barcelona)
Number 22
Youth career
Condor
Unidos da Cordenonsi
Guanabara
Palmeiras
São Paulo
Grêmio
2015–2016 Ponte Preta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Ponte Preta 19 (1)
2018 Atlético Mineiro 23 (1)
2019– Barcelona 0 (0)
2019–Betis (loan) 46 (3)
National team
2017–2019 Brazil U20 11 (0)
2019– Brazil U23 8 (0)
2019– Brazil 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:24, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019

Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior (born 14 January 1999), better known as Emerson Royal[1] or simply Emerson, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Spanish club Real Betis, on loan from Barcelona, and the Brazil national team.

Early life[edit]

Emerson was born in São Paulo, but was raised in Americana, São Paulo.[2]

Club career[edit]

Ponte Preta[edit]

Emerson joined Ponte Preta's youth setup in 2015, after notably representing Palmeiras, São Paulo FC and Grêmio.[3][2] After appearing as an unused substitute in some matches of the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, he made his senior debut on 22 February 2017, replacing injured Artur in a 2–2 Campeonato Paulista away draw against Linense. Despite being booked and committing a penalty, he was given his first start three days later, in a 1–0 home defeat of São Bernardo.

Emerson made his Série A debut on 5 November 2017, replacing injured John Kleber in a 2–0 loss at Bahia. He contributed with three league appearances during the campaign, as his side suffered relegation.

Promoted to the first team ahead of the 2018 season,[4] Emerson became a regular starter for Macaca, making 14 appearances in the 2018 Campeonato Paulista. On 2 April 2018, he scored his first professional goal, the winning one in the Campeonato Paulista do Interior final against Mirassol.[5]

Atlético Mineiro[edit]

On 27 April 2018, Emerson signed a five-year deal with Atlético Mineiro,[6] for a rumoured fee of R$ 5 million. As a part of the deal, Danilo Barcelos moved in the opposite direction on loan.[7]

Emerson made his debut for the club on 19 May 2018, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 win over rivals Cruzeiro.[8] Initially a backup to Patric, he ended the year with 23 league appearances. He scored his first goal in the top tier on 30 September, netting his team's third in a 5–2 home routing of Sport.

Real Betis[edit]

On 31 January 2019, Atlético announced the transfer of Emerson to FC Barcelona, effective as of July 2019, for 12.7 million.[9] The deal consisted of a joint financial operation between Barcelona and fellow La Liga side Real Betis, in which each club paid half of the transfer fee and retained a percentage of Emerson's economic rights. He was to become a Betis player in July 2019, with Barcelona holding the option of reacquiring him for 6 million in 2021.[10] He initially joined Betis on loan from Atlético for the remainder of the 2018–19 season, during which period he made seven appearances for the club,[11] and also on loan from Barcelona for 2-year long season.

International career[edit]

Emerson was called up to the Brazil under-20 team for the 2017 Toulon Tournament.[12] He was the first-choice right-back at the 2019 South American U-20 Championship and the 2019 Toulon Tournament, having won the latter with Brazil's under-23 side.

Emerson made his senior international debut for Brazil on 19 November 2019, coming off the bench in a 3–0 victory over South Korea.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 23 November 2020[14]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ponte Preta 2016 Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3 0 2[a] 0 1[b] 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2018 Série B 0 0 14[a] 1 5[b] 0 0 0 19 1
Total 3 0 16 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
Atlético Mineiro 2018 Série A 23 1 23 1
Betis (loan) 2018–19 La Liga 6 0 0 0 1[c] 0 7 0
2019–20 33 3 1 0 34 3
2020–21 7 0 0 0 7 0
Total 46 3 1 0 2 0 48 3
Career total 69 4 16 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 96 4
Notes
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Campeonato Paulista
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa do Brasil
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ponte Preta

International[edit]

Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.instagram.com/emerson_royal/?hl=en
  2. ^ a b "Lateral de Americana volta a ser chamado para a seleção" [Full back from Americana is called up again to the national team] (in Portuguese). Liberal. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Ele quase desistiu após ser dispensado por São Paulo e Grêmio. Hoje, será titular na Copa do Brasil" [He nearly quit after being released by São Paulo and Grêmio. Today, he will be the starter in the Copa do Brasil] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Paulistão: Lateral Emerson agradece Eduardo Baptista pela oportunidade na Ponte Preta" [Paulistão: Emerson thanks Eduardo Baptista for the opportunity at Ponte Preta] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Golaço de Emerson contra o Mirassol dá o quarto título do Interior para a Ponte Preta" [Emerson's great goal against Mirassol gives the fourth title of the Countryside to Ponte Preta] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Lateral-direito Emerson comemora chegada ao Atlético" [Right-back Emerson celebrates arrival at Atlético] (in Portuguese). Clube Atlético Mineiro. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Emerson no Atlético-MG, Danilo Barcelos na Ponte: clubes oficializam acordo" [Emerson at Atlético-MG, Danilo Barcelos at Ponte: clubs made deal official] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Emerson projeta evolução e busca fugir das sombras de Marcos Rocha e Patric" [Emerson plans on development and seeks to move away from the shadows of Marcos Rocha and Patric] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Atlético acerta transferência de Emerson" [Atlético complete transfer of Emerson] (in Portuguese). Clube Atlético Mineiro. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  10. ^ "All the details from the 'Emerson Operation' between Real Betis and Barcelona". 23 January 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  11. ^ "El Real Betis incorpora al lateral brasileño Emerson" [Real Betis sign Brazilian full back Emerson] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Seleção Sub-20 convocada para o Torneio de Toulon" [Under-20 national team called up for the Toulon Tournament] (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Brazil end five-game winless run by beating South korea". BBC Sport. 19 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  14. ^ Emerson at Soccerway. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  15. ^ https://festival-foot-espoirs.com/smartphone/festival/detail_rencontre.php?id=843

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