Gonçalo Rodrigues

Gonçalo Rodrigues




Full name: Gonçalo Rosa Gonçalves Pereira Rodrigues

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 18/07/1997 (19 years old)

Place of birth: Faro (Portugal)

Height: 169cm

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

Senior career: SL Benfica

Squad number: —

Current national team: Portugal U-19

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/2), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0), UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (8/0), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (8/1), 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (3/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2021

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: João Moutinho



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– aerial duels


Style of play:

– creative box-to-box midfielder

– charismatic, determined and hard-working player who brings energy to the team

– combination of speed, stamina, technique and tactical expertise

– likes to dribble

– likes to shoot from distance

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– provides dynamism to the team’s build up process

– often makes pacy, energetic runs with the ball through the middle

– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch

– equally competent offensively as defensively

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

– high number of touches and passes per game

– excellent vision and ability to read the game

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

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

– likes to make late runs into penalty box

– able to score and dribble comfortably with both feet

– competent set-piece taker


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.







League summary (as for 24 July 2016):

No senior team appearances yet.



Gonçalo Rodrigues is a youth exponent from Benfica. He is considered to be one of the biggest talents of a very strong generation of Benfica players born in 1997 which includes, among others, Diogo Gonçalves, Joao Carvalho, Pedro Rodrigues and Renato Sanches who already signed a five-year contract with German giants Bayern Munich for €35 million. In March 2016, Gonçalo renewed his contract with the “Eagles” until 2021. 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 amassed over 45 games across all age levels of youth international football, and this number is bound to rise.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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