Pedro Rodrigues

Pedro Rodrigues




Full name: Pedro Filipe Figueiredo Rodrigues

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 20/05/1997 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Satão (Portugal)

Height: 183cm

Youth career: SL Benfica

Current club: SL Benfica/Benfica B

Squad number: 88

Current national team:Portugal U-19

Position: central defender, defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 25.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (2/1), 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/3), UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (7/0), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (2/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Sergio Busquets



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– vision Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– teamwork Untitled1

– tactical intelligence Untitled

– defensive contribution Untitled

– ability to read the game Untitled

– concentration Untitled

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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– creative holding midfielder/pivot

– midfield controller

– likes to play short passes

– likes to play through balls

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

– very good in combination play

– great physical and technical prowess

– exceptional precision when passing and crossing

– likes to orchestrate play with his passing and creativity

– excellent vision and ability to read the game

– ability to stay calm under pressure

– unique technical ability and confidence on the ball

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– finds himself best in positional attack


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.

pedro rodrigues






League summary:

Segunda Liga 2015/2016 (ongoing): 1 match/0 goals (Benfica B)



Pedro Rodrugues is one of the biggest talents of a very strong generation of Benfica players born in 1997 which includes, among others, Renato Sanches, Diogo Gonçalves, Joao Carvalho and Gonçalo Rodrigues. He made his professional debut for Benfica B team on 26 August 2015 in a Segunda Liga fixture against UD Oliveirense, playing the full 90 minutes of a 1–0 victory. He is also 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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