Ruben Neves

Ruben Neves




Full name: Rubén Diogo da Silva Neves

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 13/03/1997 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Mozelos (Portugal)

Height: 1,80m

Youth career: FC Porto, Padroense (loan)

Senior career: FC Porto

Squad number:36

Current national team: Portugal U-18

Position: defensive midfielder, centre midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Daniele De Rossi & Javier Mascherano



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– ability to read the game Untitled


Style of play:

– holding midfielder

– likes to shoot from distance

– improves the team’s off the ball movement when in possession

– likes to play short passes

– commits fouls often

– perfect timing in one-on-one challenges


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-2-3-1.






Semi-final at the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship with Portugal.


League summary:

Primeira Liga 2014/2015 (ongoing): 1 match/1 goal (FC Porto)



Ruben Neves is a pearl in the FC Porto Academy. For many years, he was a star in its youth teams and was close to making his debut in the B team last season. In the pre-season 2014, the new “Dragons” manager Julen Lopetegui decided that young Ruben will train with the first team. As a reward for his hard work and progress, he got a chance to start a friendly against Saint-Etienne, where he played very well. Few weeks later he made his professional debut, on 15th August in a league fixture against Maritimo and even scored a goal in this match. He was a captain and a leader of the Portuguese U-17 national team at the U-17 European Championship in Malta this year, where he led his team to a semi-final, which they lost against England. For his performances Neves was named among the top 10 talents of the tournament by a selection of UEFA reporters.



“It’s a smart player, he possesses a remarkable technical ability and an understanding of the game above average.”

(José Guilherme – FC Porto youth coach)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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