Matheus Santos Carneiro da Cunha | Playerprofile
Matheus Cunha was born on 27 May 1999 in Joao Pessoa and plays for Hertha Berlin. He played for Coritiba FC from 2014-2017, for FC Sion from 2017-2018, for RB Leipzig from 2018-2020 and has played for Hertha BSC since 2020.
Current season 2020/21
In the ongoing season, the player with the shirt number 10 has scored two goals for his team and is therefore the second-best scorer of his squad. With one assist, he currently has the third-most in his team along with Mathew Leckie, Dodi Lukébakio and Krzysztof Piatek. In total, Matheus Cunha has taken 18 shots at goal and therefore fought his way to third place in the league-wide statistics. With 10 passes to a shot, he presently occupies eighth place in the league statistics together with Gonzalo Castro (VfB Stuttgart), Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) and Munas Dabbur (TSG Hoffenheim). Matheus Cunha was in the starting line-up in all previous five games of the season. Of these, he won one game with his club.
Matheus Cunha has suffered 11 fouls so far and shares fourth place in the league-wide statistics for this category with Saša Kalajdžic (VfB Stuttgart), Roland Sallai (Sport-Club Freiburg), Leonardo Bittencourt (SV Werder Bremen) and Daniel Caligiuri (FC Augsburg). Conclusions about a player's assertiveness can be made based on the number of duels won. Currently, Matheus Cunha leads the league ranking list for victorious duels with 85 individual actions. He is one of the strongest runners in the Bundesliga. His total number of sprints this season is 136 (rank 7).
The 1.83m-tall forward played his last game on the fifth matchday of the 2020/21 season (24 October 2020). Playing for Hertha BSC, he lost to RB Leipzig 1-2. He played as a midfielder throughout this entire game. The 21-year-old shot at the opponent's goal a total of four times, which is the highest amount of any player in the club. In terms of total touches, he had 45 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 52 tackle challenges in the last match – the highest number in this game. Of these, he was able to win 23 – and therefore was more successful than any other player in this game. Matheus Cunha covered a distance of 10.3 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 19 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Matheus Cunha has played 51 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 22. He has netted nine goals during his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, Matheus Cunha has completed 16 matches with his present squad. Here, he has scored a total of seven goals.