14 Facts About Arthur Melo


Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, known as Arthur Melo or simply Arthur, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool, on loan from Serie A club Juventus.


On 1 September 2022, Arthur Melo joined Liverpool on a one-year loan.


Arthur Melo made his senior debut for Brazil in 2018 after previously being capped by Brazil youth team at under-17 level.


Arthur Melo was later part of the squad that won the 2019 Copa America.


Arthur Melo began his career with his hometown club Goias aged 12.


In January 2015, following his impressive performances at the Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior, Arthur Melo was promoted from Gremio's youth team under first-team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.


Arthur Melo unexpectedly started in his first team debut, against Aimore for the Campeonato Gaucho.

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Arthur Melo's playing style and build earned drawn comparisons with Spanish midfielders Andres Iniesta and Thiago Alcantara, and attracted interest from European clubs such as Chelsea, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.


Arthur Melo signed a six-year contract and was officially announced as a Barca player on 9 July 2018.


Arthur Melo was part of the Brazil under-17 squad selected to play in the 2013 South American Under-17 Football Championship.


On 15 September 2017, Arthur Melo received his first senior call-up to the Brazil squad to face Bolivia and Chile for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.


In May 2019, Arthur Melo was included in Brazil's 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa America on home soil.


Arthur Melo is capable of playing as a deep-lying playmaker, central midfielder, box-to-box midfielder, and occasionally as a holding midfielder.


In 2020, former midfielder Enzo Maresca stated that he felt Arthur Melo was best suited to the roles of either an attacking midfielder or a mezzala.