Quick right back who also supports the attack

E. Royal, as he prefers to be known, joined Barça in the summer of 2021. Born in Sao Paulo on 14 January 1999, he is a wing back with ample experience of football in both Brazil and Spain. 

On 2 June 2021, FC Barcelona informed Real Betis Balompié that it was exercising its right to bring back Emerson Royal after two and a half years on loan to the Seville-based club, where he played 79 games, playing more minutes than any other player in Manuel Pellegrini’s squad, which finished sixth in the league to earn a place in the Europa League. 

Emerson previously played for Ponte Preta and Atlético Mineiro in his native country and in 2019 came to Europe as part of three-way deal. He made his debut in the Paulista Championship on 22 February 2017 and joined Atlético Mineiro a year later, where he started catching the eye of European scouts. 

He has played for Brazil at U20 and U23 level, and earned his first full international in 2019 in a friendly against South Korea. He was named in the squad for the 2021 Copa America. 

Full cover down the right

He is an attack-minded full back who brings depth to the team. A natural for gaining ground, he also joins in with the attack and is a frequent provider of assists.

Place of birth
São Paulo, Brazil
Date of birth

Key Performance Stats Emerson Royal

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