João Félix

João Félix

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Portugal-32

Full name: João Félix Sequeira

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 10/11/1999 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Viseu (Portugal)

Height: 178cm

Youth career: Os Pestinhas, FC Porto, Padroense, SL Benfica (since 2015)

Current club: SL Benfica/Benfica B

Squad number: 79

Current national team: —

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger, second striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2016/2017 (5/2)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Javier Pastore

 

Strengths:

– technique Untitled1

– creativity Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– vision Untitled

– pace and acceleration Untitled

– passing Untitled

– crossing Untitled

– first touch Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– could be a little bit more agressive, intense and consistent 

– doesn’t feel too comfortable at contact situations and hasn’t an impressive defensive technique

 

Style of play:

– highly technical and creative modern attacking midfielder

– versatile player who is naturally adept in several positions

– attacking movement, positional sense, and ability to interpret the game, which, combined with his pace, mobility and energy, enables him to make effective attacking runs to beat the defensive line

– capable both of creating chances for team-mates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision and ability to play off of other players

– fast, and opportunistic player, with excellent reactions

– likes to dribble

– likes to play shot passes

– known for his mobility and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements trying to find the best space to receive the ball mainly between opposite midfield and defensive lines

– very good in combination play

– able to make effective late runs into opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his shooting skills with his right preferred foot

– known for his dribbling skills and close control in limited spaces

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking central midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– very unpredictable for his opponents

– possesses fantastic close control that allows him to drift pass defenders with ease

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.

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Video:

 

Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 26 November 2016):

LigaPro 2016/2017 (ongoing): 1 match/0 goals (Benfica B)

 

Description:

Portugal has currently an outstanding generation of young football players, which achieve great successes at various youth international tournaments. João Félix is definitely one of the most talented ones. He is a former FC Porto player who joined Benfica youth academy in 2015 from Padroense. He made his professional debut on 17 September 2016 at the age of 16 for Benfica’s reserve team, as a substitute, in a goalless draw at Freamunde in LigaPro, becoming the youngest player ever to play for Benfica B.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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