João Carvalho

João Carvalho




Full name: João António Antunes Carvalho

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 09/03/1997 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Castanheira de Pera (Portugal)

Height: 173cm

Youth career: SL Benfica

Current club: SL Benfica/Benfica B

Squad number: 90

Current national team: Portugal U-19

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 500.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (8/3), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (1/0), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2021

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Javier Pastore & Pablo Aimar



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Style of play:

– number “10”

– modern attacking midfielder

– likes to play through balls

– likes to shoot from distance

– often drops deep and is involved in the buildup of plays

– very good in combination play

– exceptional precision when passing and shooting

– often makes defense splitting passes

– has tendency to drift onto the wings

– excellent vision and ability to read the game

– unique technical ability and confidence on the ball

– set-piece specialist


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

Segunda Liga 2014/2015: 18 matches/1 goal (Benfica B)

Segunda Liga 2015/2016 (ongoing): 6 matches/1 goal (Benfica B)



João Carvalho is a member of the very talented 1997 Benfica generation, alongside others, such as Renato Sanchez, Diogo Gonçalves, Pedro Rodrigues or Gonçalo Rodrigues. João was one of the leaders in the “Eagles” U-19 team in 14/15 season, which had a very good season in UEFA Youth League, but was stopped with a little bit of luck for the opponents by Shakhtar Donetsk in the quarterfinal. He has not played in the first team so far at Benfica, but is a reserves player in the second division and it is possible that good games there will pave the way for him to play in the senior team of the current Portuguese champions. He is a regular youth international for Portugal, where he started at the U-15 level and currently plays for U-19. It is worth noting, that he played over 40 games for the national teams in total.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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