The 24-year-old name Barcelona icon Ronaldinho and former AC Milan playmaker Kaka as childhood idols, in the latest episode of our ‘My Inspiration’ series.
Both players won the Ballon D’Or and the Champions League in the mid-2000s, while at international level the pair were part of the national side’s 2002 FIFA World Cup success.
“Of course, Brazil has a lot of players but I always enjoyed watching Kaka and Ronaldinho, because they played in more or less my position,” says Andreas, who won his first cap for the Selecao in 2018.
“When I used to watch Ronaldinho with his dribbling skills and the way he played, I was a fan of that.
“With Kaka, you know, he’s really fast and he scores goals and for me, both are players I look up to.”