Diogo Gonçalves

Diogo Gonçalves




Full name: Diogo António Cupido Gonçalves

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 06/02/1997 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Almodôvar (Portugal)

Height: 175cm

Youth career: CD Almodôvar, FC Ferreiras, SL Benfica (since 2008)

Current club: SL Benfica/Benfica B

Squad number: 84

Current national team: Portugal U-18

Position: winger, second striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (3/1), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0), UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (8/2)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Stephan El Shaarawy & Memphis Depay



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– acceleration Untitled1

– long shots Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– unpredictability on the ball Untitled

– powerful and accurate shot Untitled

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Style of play:

– flamboyant winger/inside forward

– likes to dribble

– often cuts inside on his right foot to move to a more central attacking position, and uses uses his speed and skill to take on defenders until he finds the space to make an attempt on goal

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– likes to shoot from distance

– ability to lose his markers easily

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– all-action and energetic

– likes to roam from his position

– able to score from practically every position

– counter attack threat

– gets fouled often

– suitable to play on both wings


He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.







League summary:

Segunda Liga 2014/2015 (ongoing): 3 matches/0 goals (Benfica B)



Diogo Gonçalves started his career at local club CD Almodôvar. In 2008, he joined Benfica youth academy. He is part of a very strong generation of Benfica players born in 1997. On 14 February 2015, after being promoted from the youth team, he debuted for Benfica B, as a substitute, playing 20 minutes in a home win against Oliveirense in Segunda Liga. 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. Currently, he is a member of “Selecção” U18 team. 




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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