Date of birth: 08/04/1999 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)
Youth career: SL Benfica
Current club: SL Benfica
Squad number: —
Current national team: Portugal U-17
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/2), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (5/7), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/2), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (6/7)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: George Weah
– pace and acceleration
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– number “9”
– complete striker
– killer instinct in front of goal
– in addition to his goalscoring ability, he is also a team-player who was capable of creating chances and assisting goals for team-mates due to his creativity, ability to hold the ball up and dribbling skills
– likes to try to beat offside trap
– able to sniff out a goal in any situation
– indirect set-piece threat
– likes to run onto through balls from midfield
– able to score and dribble comfortably with both feet
– intelligent movement, both inside and outside the penalty area
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– forceful, quick and powerful
– likes to capitalize on defensive mistakes
– skilful on the ball and calm under pressure
– accurate penalty taker
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-3-3.
2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner with Portugal.
2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship top scorer.
League summary (as for 22 May 2016):
No senior team appearances yet.
Portugal has suffered from the lack of a good central striker for years. José ““Zé Golo” Gomes could be the remedy to that problem in the near future – he is a very promising young player for Benfica and the youth national teams. This prolific goalscorer scored 7 goals in 4 games in this year’s UEFA Youth League. It is worth of note that he was younger by two years than majority of the players in that competition. He also was the best scorer and one of the best players at the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Azerbaijan, where Portugal stylishly strolled to win the title, showing to the world brilliant prospects, such as Diogo Dalot, João Filipe, Mesaque Dju, Domingos Quina and Diogo Queirós.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
World class potential.