Brazilian football prodigy Endrick teams up with New Balance in big move
Endrick. ©Photo: New Balance

Brazilian football prodigy Endrick teams up with New Balance in big move

Brazilian football prodigy Endrick is joining forces with New Balance to celebrate his remarkable journey and his future with Real Madrid with a special gold boot to commemorate his achievements.
January 2, 2024
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New Balance Football has just signed Brazilian football prodigy Endrick Felipe Moreira de Sousa (known mononymously as Endrick). This is a move that shows how New Balance is keen to support new talent and to combine sporting excellence with a cultural vibrancy.

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Only 17, Endrick is already making waves in the soccer world. He’s known as a great striker who plays with his left foot. He started getting noticed when he was just 15, playing for the Palmeiras and Brazil youth teams. In 2022, when he was 16, he set a record at Palmeiras as the youngest player ever to score a goal. He then topped that with a goal to become the second-youngest scorer in Brazilian Serie A history. Now he’s with Roc Nation Sports International.

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He’s done some impressive things in his short career. For example, he was the top scorer for Palmeiras in the league with 11 goals and helped them win the Brazilian Serie A trophy two years in a row. His talent earned him a spot in the Brazilian national team for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. He’s the youngest player to be called up in nearly 30 years. He made his debut against Colombia, adding another youngest-ever record to his name.

In 2024, Endrick’s career will take another big step forward. He’ll join Real Madrid from Brazil on his 18th birthday in a record-breaking transfer deal.

Endrick is excited to join New Balance. He said, “It is a great honor to join the New Balance family and partner with a brand that is aligned with the same core values that I embody both on and off the pitch. As I continue to strive for excellence in my professional career, I know that New Balance will support my journey every step of the way.”

Brazilian football prodigy Endrick teams up with New Balance in big move
Endrick. ©Photo: New Balance

Andrew McGarty, Global Director of Sports Marketing for Global Football at New Balance, said: “It’s incredibly rare to witness a player so infectiously exciting and determined to carve his own path at such a young age as Endrick, and we’re honoured to become a part of what we believe will be a historic journey together. Endrick epitomises our Fearlessly Independent spirit and everything we champion as a brand. Together with Endrick and his family, we look forward to giving back to the community in Brazil, reflecting his values and ours as a brand. He has the world at his feet and we’re enthusiastically proud to welcome him to the New Balance family”.

Frederico Pena of Roc Nation Sports International Brazil sees the New Balance partnership as a historic step in Endrick’s burgeoning career. “It is incredible that the seminal partnership we have announced for Endrick since joining Roc Nation Sports International is with a best in class, family owned brand that champions its athletes to be the best they can be. New Balance and Endrick will be cemented in history as Endrick continues to carve his meteoric rise in the sport,” he shared.

To celebrate Endrick joining the team and his success in football to date, New Balance has created a special gold boot just for him. The boot, called the ‘Accolade‘ Tekela v4+ Low, is a gift to commemorate his joining the Brazilian national team and his achievements with Palmeiras.

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