Lucas Evangelista Santana de Oliveira
Date of Birth: Feb 6, 1995 | Height/Weight: 183 cm / 79 kg | Nationality: Brazilian
• Subtle technique • Build-up play • Vision
Not long ago Lucas Evangelista was considered to be one of the best Brazilian talents of his generation. He attracted attention of top clubs, played for the youth national teams of his country. Andrea Stramaccioni gave him an opportunity to play at the senior level in Europe. He worked with this coach in Udinese and later in Panathinaikos where he played on loan.
Lucas is a versatile creative midfielder. He can play on the wings, in the holding zone but his main position is the centre of midfield. Evangelista has excellent technique. He is able to work with the ball in limited space, keeps close control and he can overcome pressing with the help of dribbling. The player often makes dribbling attempts with his first touch immediately after he receives the ball. The Brazilian likes to lob his opponent (“sombrero” trick). Lucas can run with the ball at high speed, it helps him to develop fast attacks. During early stages of positional attacks he prefers to come deeper. Thus he has time to receive the ball free of pressure, assess the situation and send a long pass into the attacking zone providing partners with the ball.
National Team Competitions
World Youth Festival Toulon - Winner - 2014
Recopa Sudamericana - Runner-up - 2013/2014
Suruga Bank Championship - Runner-up - 2013
Greece Super League - Runner-up - 2015/2016