Full name: Iuri Jose Picanco Medeiros
Date of birth: 10/07/1994 (19 years old)
Place of birth: Horta (Portugal)
Club career: Sporting Club de Portugal
Current national team: none
Position: winger, attacking midfielder, secondary striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 700,000 €
Contract until: 30.06.2019
Similar type of player: Angel Di Maria
– long shots
Style of play:
– likes to cut inside
– likes to dribble
– likes to swap positions
– likes to shoot from distance
He is best suited to playing as:
Right winger in 4-2-3-1.
No senior team appearances yet.
Sporting youth academy is known for its great wingers – Luis Figo, Simao Sabrosa, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Ricardo Quaresma – just to name a few. Iuri is their next graduate, who can become a great player. He was a true star of SCP youth teams scoring a lot of goals and getting plenty of assists. During NextGen Series 2013/2014 Sporting U-19 finished 3rd also thanks to Medeiros great performances. Currently, he is one of the leaders of Sporting B, which plays in Portuguese Second Division but it’s only a matter of time before he gets his chance in “Verde-e-Brancos” first team. It is also noteworthy that he has over 30 caps for Portugal youth national teams.
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