Vitor Roque vs Endrick: Who Scored More Goals & Won More Trophies Before FC Barcelona & Real Madrid Rivalry

Published 12/19/2023, 6:49 AM EST

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The La Liga and the El Clasico in particular were box office when Cristiano Ronaldo played for Real Madrid and Lionel Messi played for Barcelona. Now, the Spanish league buckles up to host what could potentially be an iconic rivalry of sorts. Brazilian young blood Endrick has agreed to join Real Madrid in 2024. Meanwhile, fellow Brazilian and Serie-A rival Vitor Roque will also move to Spain, but to play for FC Barcelona. The comparisons between Endrick and Vitor Roque are already fuelling the frenzy around El Clasico. Therefore, let us dive deeper into the impressive resumes of these Brazilian teenagers.

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Endrick currently plays as a striker for the Brazilian league side Palmeiras. Vitor Roque, on the other hand, plays as Athletico Paranense’s #9. Both players have earlier agreed to a La Liga switch. Who is better prepared for this massive switch? Let’s find out.

Vitor Roque vs Endrick: who boasts more goals?

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Vitor Roque kick-started his senior career in for the Serie B side Cruzeiro in 2021. There, he scored six goals in 16 appearances. Next year, Roque’s career saw a major upgrade, as he landed the Serie A side Athletico Paranense. A meteoric rise awaited the teenager in his new destination. Featuring in different competitions ranging from Serie A to Paranense’s state league, the 18-year-old records 28 goals in 81 appearances. During this run, Brazil’s senior team noticed Roque and gave him the yellow colors in one match.

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Endrick, on the other hand, is not as senior as Vitor Roque. The 17-year-old made his senior debut for Palmeiras in 2022. Similar to Roque’s Athletico Paranense stint, Endrick represented Palmeiras in the Serie A and other competitions, including their State League. The to-be Real Madrid star netted 17 goals in 60 appearances for the Brazilian club. In terms of goals and appearances, Vitor Roque has the upper hand against Endrick. Now, let us see if the trophy cabinets of these players tell a different story.

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Inside the trophy cabinets of Roque and Endrick

In his senior career, Vitor Roque has managed to win one title with Athletico Paranense. In 2023, he won the Campeato Paranense, which is the top soccer league in the state of Parana. As a U-20 Brazil player, Roque won the South American U-20 Championship in 2023. Like an icing on the cake, Roque had finished as the tournament’s top goal-scorer.

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Endrick started his pursuit of titles by winning the Copa Sao Paulo de Junior with Palmeiras U-20 in 2022. He won the Brazilian Serie A two consecutive times in 2022 and 23 with Palmeiras. In 2023, he also won the Supercopa do Brazil, and the Campeonato Paulista, which is the top soccer league in the state of Sao Paulo. Hence, Endrick, with four titles, has a clear edge against Vitor Roque with two silverware. Anyhow, 2024 will see a clearer comparison of the youngsters. They will debut around the same time, on the same stage, representing the biggest rivals in the sport.

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Krishna Prasad M

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