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Brazilian forward Ygor Catatau joins Mumbai City FC on loan

Brazilian forward Ygor Catatau joins Mumbai City FC on loan

Mumbai City FC have completed the signing of Brazilian forward Ygor Catatau who joins on a season-long loan from Brazilian club Madureira.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Ygor was part of the youth setup at local club Madureira. Starting from 2015, he represented the club in Série C, Série D and the state league in Rio – Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro.

From 2017, he was sent out on loan to Brazilian clubs Boa, Barra da Tijuca, Vasco and more recently Vitória. He featured for Boa and Vitória in the second tier Série B, Vasco Da Gama in the top-tier Brasileirão Série A (2020) and also played in cup competitions Copa Sudamericana and Copa do Brasil for these clubs.

The 26-year-old 6’0″ centre-forward’s move to India is his first stint playing football outside Brazil.

Ygor Catatau – Player Analysis by Samar

Analytical thread on Ygor Catatau, Mumbai City FC's latest signing.

(Visuals and Analysis by @pathania_samar)

Ygor Catatau - Player Analysis

Data taken from 2020 serie A season since he had less than 300 minutes last year in the serie B

Compared to all wingers+Forwards with 500+ Minutes

Overview (Serie A 2020)
Height: 6’2″
Positions: Winger/CF
xA: 0.63

-Lots of aerial duels attempted. 2nd highest in the league in fact. Less than average succ. rate however.
-Lots of dribbles and progressive runs. Fairly pacey for a 6’2″ winger.
-Despite underperforming his xG, his only goal came from 0.05 xG.

Ygor Catatau - Player Analysis

-Almost no through passes at all but high amount of key passes in his position.
-Not too creative a player.
-3.46 crosses per 90. 20% success.

Ygor Catatau - Player Analysis

-High amount of defensive activity in his position. Lots of interceptions and aerial duels attempted and won.
-Less than average fouls and sliding tackles.
-Lots of defensive actions too. Seems like a hard worker off the ball.

Ygor Catatau - Player Analysis

Player similarity model compared across both Indian leagues.
-Mix of pacey and goal scoring wingers with some creative players too.

-By all reports, Ygor is an extremely hard working and passionate player but needs to add that finishing touch to his game. A move to Mumbai could do him very well, but let’s see whether he’ll earn a starting spot in the team anytime soon.

Originally tweeted by The Away End (@theawayendco) on 24th September 2021.

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