Renato Sanches

Renato Sanches




Full name: Renato Junior Luz Sanches

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 18/08/1997 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Lisbon (Portugal)

Height: 173cm

Youth career: Águias da Musgueira, SL Benfica (since 2008)

Current club: SL Benfica/Benfica B

Squad number: 85

Current national team: Portugal U-19

Position: centre midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (2/1), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/1), UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (4/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Ronaldinho & Philippe Coutinho



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Style of play:

– playmaker/central winger/trequartista

– likes to dribble

– likes to come deep to get ball and dictate tempo

– likes to play through balls

– player is very good in combination play

– exceptional precision when passing and shooting

– likes to cut inside

– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players

– “fantasista”


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

Segunda Liga 2014/2015 (ongoing): 2 matches/0 goals (Benfica B)



Renato Sanches is part of a very strong generation of Benfica players born in 1997. He won almost every most important title with “The Eagles” youth teams and already made his debut for Benfica B – team that currently plays in Segunda Liga, which is the Portuguese second level football league. He has been described “the new Ronaldinho” by certain fans and observers in Portugal. At the moment he is a central figure of Benfica U-19 team, that plays in prestigious UEFA Youth League. Renato represented the Portugal national youth football team on U-15, U-16 and U- 17 level. He was with Portugal U-17 side at UEFA European Under-17 Championship 2014, in which they made it to the semi-final, but got knocked out by eventual champions – England.




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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