Andreas Pereira Height, Weight, Body Stats, Parents, Family, Bio

Andreas Pereira is a Belgian-born Brazilian professional footballer who plays for English Premier League club Manchester United. Reserve Player of the Year Denzil Haroun for the 2014-15 season also spent time in Spain, playing for clubs like Granada and Valencia in search of first-team football.


Pereira, whose full name is Andreas HugoHoelgebaum Pereira, was born on January 1, 1996 in Duffel, Belgium to Brazilian parents. The child of a former footballer, Pereira was destined to play the beautiful game which he started playing from an early age. He first played for his hometown club Lommel United before moving to the Netherlands aged 9 to join the youth ranks of PSV Eindhoven.

Andreas Pereira progressed through the youth club teams and in 2011 he was in the team that stole the show at the Manchester United Premier Cup; a global youth football tournament sponsored by Nike. He, along with many other players in the squad, caught the eye of big English clubs, but it was however Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson who convinced him and his parents to sign. with the club.

The following year, after Pereira turned 16 and now eligible for an international transfer, he officially joined the Red Devils, although he was still unable to make the squad for a few months due to complications in his international clearance. All the paperwork was finally sorted in April 2012, allowing him to play his first game for his new club on 25 April 2012, in an Under-18 league game. In his first full season with United, in the 2012-13 campaign, Pereira was a mainstay for the Under-18 team, making 20 appearances and scoring five goals along the way. His performances earned him a call-up to the reserves, but above all to his first professional contract.

Andreas Pereira was used for the 2013-2014 season by the U18 and U21 coaches. He also took part in the first edition of the UEFA Youth League and the FA Youth Cup where he produced remarkable performances. It was now inevitable that the young Brazilian would make his first-team debut in the League Cup second round of the 2014-15 season. A few months after that, on March 15, 2015, he made his Premier League debut as a substitute in a game against Tottenham Hotspur. Just before the end of that season, Pereira was rewarded with a brand new contract and was also voted his club’s best player of the year for the 2014-2015 season.

Pereira was loaned out for the 2015-16 season to Spain’s Granada to get some much-needed first team action. During the season, he made a total of 37 appearances, scoring 5 goals. He was loaned out to Valencia again the following season, where he made 29 appearances and managed just one goal. He is currently back at his parent team where he will be looking to forge a partnership with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic in order to stay in contention for a place in the team.

Andreas Pereira’s family and relatives

As loosely discussed above, Andreas Pereira was born to Brazilian parents who lived in Belgium. His mother Anaida Pereira is believed to be Belgian and of German descent, but not much is known about her other than that she lives in Manchester to stay close to her boy.

For his part, his father Marcos Antônio Pereira, born on April 2, 1975, is a retired professional footballer who spent most of his career playing in Belgium. He played for clubs like KV Mechelen, K. Sint-Truidense VV and Royal Antwerp. After spending some time on his playing career, he worked as an assistant coach at Overpeltse VV, the last team he played for before hanging up.

Besides the genes, Pereira’s parents originally gave him the choice to play for the Brazilian national team or the Belgium one. At the time of this report, the player who has played for both countries at the youth level would have had the chance to play for the Belgian senior team, but is still waiting for an invitation from Brazil because where his heart lies.

Height, weight, body stats and other facts

Birth name: Andreas Hugo Hoelgebaum Pereira

Date of birth: January 1, 1996

Place of birth: Duffel, Belgium

Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.77m)

Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)

Nationality: Brazilian, Belgium

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

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