Born: 1 April 1998, Brasilia (Brazil)
Debut: v St Albans City, NLS away, 27 February 2016
Previous clubs: Whitehawk U18, Burgess Hill Town (loan)
Brazilian-born and Brighton-educated Lucas Santos Rodrigues is the Hawks’ longest serving player, having signed a senior contract in July 2016 after being an integral part of the U18 side.
While studying at City College Brighton in 2016, with Hawks teammate Luke Emberson, he was part of the Sussex Schools U18 team which won the ESFA National Final against Northumberland at Birmingham City’s ground.
Lucas had a spell on loan at Burgess Hill Town in 2017, joined them for the second time in October 2017 and again in March 2018.
Lucas is studying to be a PE teacher at Brighton University and also coaches with the Russell Martin Academy.