Enciso, the new ‘king’ of Brighton

The football life of Julio Enciso (19 years old, Paraguay) He has given a great change in less than a year where he has gone from amazing in the fields of his country and in those of South America to do it in those of the Premier League. He 10 months ago the young man from Caaguazú wore the Libertad de Asunción shirt with a self-confidence and personality typical of special players, which caused Brighton & Hove Albion to notice him. Roberto De Zerbi is increasingly aware of him and is already beginning to give him more weight within the team. The Paraguayan was a substitute against Chelsea but Joel Veltman’s injury caused him to come on after 28 minutes of the game.

If there is something that characterizes to the Brighton of the Italian De Zerbi is his style of play even if he finds himself in adverse situations like Chelsea’s first goal. In this context, Julio Enciso entered the party and did so to help your team near the area as a midfielder and not on the wings. The Paraguayan had to give support and give that last pass that caused a change in the future of the match as his center to Evan Ferguson that did not end in a goal by very little. In the end, Welbeck managed to equalize before the end of the first half.

Julio Enciso capped off Seagulls comeback with an anthology goal at Stamford Bridge. The youngster shot from outside the area, giving the ball a sharp blow and putting it through the squad. Unstoppable for Kepa. His own companions raised him as if he were the same ‘king’ of the city of Brighton. The club’s official Twitter account wrote “Rey julio”. Undoubtedly, the former Libertad did not miss the opportunity that his coach gave him with a remarkable performance despite his age and leaving an indelible image for him.

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He Enciso’s present seems promising because he has to continue training and, above all, earn ownership in a team that has a perfect gear. The good for the young is that any piece that enters the eleven works the same as the main one. A clear example was his match against Chelsea.

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He Brighton paid a little more than 11 million euros for Julio Enciso in the summer of 2022. A payment for an 18-year-old player unknown in Europe and who had not yet gained a reputation in South America, although he stood out in the South American U-15 and at the age of 16 he dazzled in the Paraguayan First Division. At that age he also scored his first goal in the Copa Libertadores against Deportivo Jorge Wilstermann.

The work of the scouts of the English club is reaping great achievements and not only for Julio Enciso. We must also highlight players like Alexis MacAllister, who at the age of 20 came from Boca Juniors and now he is world champion, or his compatriot Facundo Buonanotte who landed in England at the age of 18. Without forgetting the Ecuadorians Moises Caicedo and Jeremy Sarmiento, both 18 years old. Of the rest of the continents, the Irish Evan Ferguson, Japanese Mitoma and Spanish Robert Sánchez.

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