Full name: Jose Diogo Dalot Teixeira
Date of birth: 18/03/1999 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Braga (Portugal)
Youth career: FC Porto
Current club: FC Porto
Squad number: —
Current national team: Portugal U-19
Position: right-back, left-back
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (1/0), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (1/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/2), 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (3/0)
Contract until: 30/06/2018
Player’s agent: Proeleven
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Danilo
– tackling and intercepting
– ball control
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– modern full-back with great physical and technical prowess
– already very accomplished for his age
– plays with a great deal of confidence, and is solid in the air for a right-back
– able to play to play on both sides of the pitch
– known for his composure in possession, pace, first touch, technique, balance, close control, and dribbling ability
– likes forward runs
– likes to cross
– likes to dribble
– likes to get ahead and overlap with his winger in order to provide a good cross into the box
– tenacious, fearless and good at timing tackles
– endless energy coupled with his physical strength and powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes in the right side
– equally competent offensively as defensively
– able to make an impact streaming down the wing or cutting inside into the channels
– very comfortable with the ball at his feet
– counter attack threat
He is best suited to playing as:
Right-back in 4-3-3.
2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner with Portugal.
League summary (as for 4 September 2016):
No senior team appearances yet.
Diogo Dalot is considered to be one of the most talented full-backs in the world. His name became known during the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where Portugal won in a convincing manner, and Diogo was among the top players of the tournament. Mere two months later, he was called up for 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and despite being the second youngest player on the roster, he played very well, and young Portuguese were only eliminated in semis by France, who later won the championship. Before the 16/17 season, he was made a member of Porto B squad, playing in LigaPro, second-highest division of the Portuguese football league system.
‘Individually, Jose Gomes is obviously someone that has to be highlighted, being the Euro’s golden boot winner, but my personal highlight will go to Diogo Dalot. Relentless, consistent and very technically gifted, besides treating each play like it’s the last. It is rare to see all of these qualities in a youngster, but Porto have a full-back for the future.’
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.