João Pedro Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
Date of Birth: Mar 9, 1992 | Height/Weight: 184 cm / 73 kg | Nationality: Brazilian
• Diverse key passing • Explosive dribbling • Ability to find space
João Pedro arrived in Italy in 2010 joining Palermo. However, his first spell abroad was short and he returned to South America soon. The midfielder spent last three seasons at Cagliari helping his team to win promotion from Serie B last year.
João Pedro is a creative attacking midfielder. He usually occupies top position in midfield diamond at Cagliari. This midfielder moves across the whole width of the pitch with freedom. His left foot is almost as strong as his right one, therefore he can be unpredictable and create chances from any position on the pitch. The Brazilian playmaker can make long passes from the deep, send short through balls or deliver crosses (5 key passes per 90 minutes this season). He often receives the ball with his back to the opposition goal. João likes to overcome pressing with his explosive dribbling. At the moment of ball receiving he makes a fast U-turn and runs forward. He is able to find free zones in the finishing phase of attacks. João Pedro likes to exploit space created by Cagliari forwards and make incisive runs from the deep between opposition defenders in order to receive the ball at the last defender’s line. He can also find space near opposition goal finishing key passes from the wings.
Recopa Sudamericana - Winner - 2012/2013
Brazil Serie B - Winner - 2015/2016
Taça de Portugal - Runner-up - 2010/2011
Mineiro 1 - Winner - 2010