Matheus Cunha

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Matheus Cunha
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Matheus Cunha (2018)
Surname Matheus Santos Carneiro Da Cunha
birthday May 27, 1999
place of birth João PessoaBrazil
size 184 cm
position Storm
Years station
2016-2017 Coritiba FC
Years station Games (goals) 1
2017-2018 FC Sion 29 (10)
2018-2019 RB Leipzig 35 0(2)
2020– Hertha BSC 11 0(5)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2018– Brazil U20 2 (1)
2019– Brazil U23 10 (8)
1 Only league games are given.
Status: end of season 2019/20

2 As of February 10, 2020

Matheus Santos Carneiro Da Cunha (born May 27, 1999 in João Pessoa ) is a Brazilian soccer player who has been under contract with Hertha BSC since January 2020 .



For the 2017/18 season he moved from the Coritiba FC youth team to Switzerland to the first division club FC Sion . He made his debut for FC Sion on the international stage in the 3rd round of the Europa League qualification . In the 3-0 defeat against the Lithuanian club Sūduva Marijampolė on July 27, 2017, he was called up by coach Paolo Tramezzani in the starting lineup and replaced in the 58th minute. He made his league debut on August 10, 2017 against FC Zurich in the Super League . In the 0-2 defeat, he was used over the entire season.

In his second league game for Sion, he scored his first goal for his new team. In the game against FC Basel , he came on for Nicolas Lüchinger in the second half and equalized 1-1 in the 47th minute. On the last day of the Super League he scored a three-pack in a 4-1 win against FC Thun .

For the 2018/19 season, Cunha moved to the German Bundesliga for RB Leipzig . He signed a five-year contract until summer 2023. His goal in the game against Leverkusen on April 6, 2019 was voted Goal of the Month for April . It is also the first honor in this competition for a player from RB Leipzig. Under head coach Ralf Rangnick , Cunha appeared in 25 Bundesliga games (but only 9 times from the start) in which he scored 2 goals. In the first half of the 2019/20 season, Cunha was also unable to prevail under Rangnick's successor Julian Nagelsmann . He was used in 10 Bundesliga games, of which he was only in the starting line-up for two and scored no goals.

Cunha missed winter preparation in January 2020 due to his participation in the South American qualifying tournament for the 2020 Summer Olympics . Before the end of the tournament, he moved to Hertha BSC within the Bundesliga and joined the squad of interim coach Alexander Nouri in mid-February . The Brazilian arrived quickly at the capital's club and enlivened the team's offensive game with his frequent sprints, five goals and his duel rate of over 50%, which is strong for an offensive player.

National team

In June 2018, Cunha was nominated for the first time for a selection from Brazil by U20 national coach Carlos Amadeu . On October 15, 2018, Cunha scored his first goal for the Seleção in the friendly against the U20s of Chile .

In 2019 Cunha took part in the Toulon tournament with an U-22 selection. At the tournament he played five games (four goals) and won the trophy with the team.


U-22 national team


On May 23, 2020, Matheus Cunha announced via Instagram that he had become the father of a son.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Suduva Marijampole - FC Sion, 07/27/2017 - Europa League qualification. In: . Retrieved June 14, 2018 .
  2. FC Zurich - FC Sion, August 10, 2017 - Raiffeisen Super League. In: . Retrieved June 14, 2018 .
  3. FC Sion - FC Basel 1893, August 27, 2017 - Raiffeisen Super League. In: . Retrieved June 14, 2018 .
  4. FC Thun - FC Sion, May 19, 2018 - Raiffeisen Super League. In: . Retrieved June 14, 2018 .
  5. Offensive newcomer: Matheus Cunha moves to RB Leipzig! In: RB Leipzig, June 24, 2018, archived from the original on June 24, 2018 ; accessed on June 25, 2018 .
  6. Hertha BSC sign Matheus Cunha. In: . January 31, 2020, accessed January 31, 2020.
  7. Matheus Cunha: Brazilian supermarkets and a great legacy In: . February 13, 2020, accessed February 18, 2020.
  8. Hertha BSC in the squad analysis: A Cunha alone doesn't make a Big City Club ,, accessed on August 24, 2020
  9. Matheus Cunha from Hertha BSC: A stroke of luck with enormous power ,, accessed on August 24, 2020
  10. RB access Cunha nominated for Selecao for the first time. June 27, 2018, accessed December 4, 2018 .
  11. Chile U20 - Brazil U20. In: . June 27, 2018, accessed December 4, 2018 .
  12. ^ Squad tournament of Toulon 2019. In: . Retrieved June 19, 2019.