Upon his arrival in the summer of 2016 Bruno Peres became the fifth Brazilian in Roma's squad - after Alisson, Emerson, Gerson and Juan Jesus - as well as the 42nd in the club's history stretching back until 1927.
A full back with outstanding physicality and naturally right footed, he certainly fills a gap in the Giallorossi squad. Born in 1990, Bruno Peres is your typical rampaging Brazilian full back, bursting up and down the wing and possessing superb technique. The blueprint to his style of play can be seen from his goal on 30 November 2014 away against Juventus in the Turin Derby. Then playing for Torino, Peres picked up the ball on the edge of his own penalty area and began a unstoppable run until the Bianconeri box where he unleashed a ferocious strike across the helpless Gianluigi Buffon.
Commentator Fabio Caressa described it as a “crazy goal” - especially considering it was his first in Serie A. Unfortunately, the goal didn't help his side to take points away from the Juventus fortress, but nevertheless it left an indelible mark in the history of that rivalry.
After that glorious moment, Peres' career in the Torino shirt went from strength to strength and the Brazilian became one of the best full backs in the league. Between 2014 and 2016, he picked up 65 appearances and scored six goals.
Torino originally signed Peres from Santos, where he had shone as one of the best wide players in the Rio de Janeiro state championship. He arrived in Italy for just over €2 million, credit to Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi's savvy handling of the transfer market. He joined Roma in summer 2016 and continues in the footsteps of the great Brazilian full backs before him like Cafu and Maicon.
With pace to burn, Peres has long been useful to sides both as an attacking threat and an orthodox defender. With new coach Eusebio Di Francesco demanding a lot from his wide players, Peres could be one individual who ends up thriving most.Show More Show Less