Richarlison: The work ethic and humble origins behind Everton forward's rise

Thursday, 5 May, 2022 4comments  |  Jump to last
Gary Meenaghan recounts the backstory of Richarlison's upbringing, how close he came to never making it and the drive and determination that he still possesses today propelled him to the pinnacle of the game as an international forward for his beloved Brazil.

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Danny O’Neill
1 Posted 05/05/2022 at 13:38:29
Tony called this out on another thread. A very good read that I would recommend.

A humble boy from a very humble background. Both he and his family appear to have sacrificed and dealt with difficulties for him to achieve what he has to date. But he has retained his humility. He hasn't forgot his roots. It is no surprise he has connected with Everton, who will be with him for life regardless of what happens in the summer. I suspect that will be out of his hands.

We often bemoan and slate foreign players, particularly those from South America, for being "Fancy Dans" who don't like a cold winter.

They come from tough backgrounds; ones as tough as any one of us. I've said before and will repeat, us fans often forget that, although they lead a privileged life, we forget the sacrifices young footballers have made to get there. Wherever they come from, be that Wavertree or the Favelas, they increasingly give up a normal life that many of us take for granted from an early age.

I know he gets a bit of stick for his antics on the pitch, but you can't deny his commitment and desire. He gives a shit.

That picture on Sunday with the flare. The image of him and Mina at the end. What it meant to them. And then Allan as well. The South Americans in Royal Blue.

I hope this works. A couple of years old now but I can't question their dedication to the shirt, the club and the community as long as they wear the blue of Everton. I just wish it could be more often!

Spirit of the Blues – Richarlison and Mina School Dance Edition

Peter Carpenter
2 Posted 05/05/2022 at 13:48:20
Nice article. I love watching him when the game is over or he gets subbed. He trudges off like a kid called in by his mother because it's too dark to play. I hope he gets lots of success when he leaves us.
On the smoke bomb/flare thing, I seem to remember him clearing objects off the pitch in the derby, down at the Gwladys Street. Maybe that will count for him.
Jack Convery
3 Posted 05/05/2022 at 17:57:48
Well worth a read. All the barriers he overcame to get to were he is now ? How well did he do overcome them. His family seem spot on too. Richarlison deserves all that is coming to him in the future.

If he leaves in the summer, I wish him well – he will always be welcome back at Everton.

Jerome Shields
4 Posted 06/05/2022 at 10:02:29
There is no doubt Richarlison does try and work hard.Everton in this relegation battle have benefited a lot by his never give up attitude.After Everton scored it was noticeable that the quality of his play improved , doing a lot to keep Chelsea at bay.

Good Luck too him he deserves it.


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