Daniel Bragança

Daniel Bragança




Full name: Daniel Santos Bragança

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 27/05/1999 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Fazendas De Almeirim (Portugal)

Height: 170cm

Youth career: Sporting CP

Current club: Sporting CP

Squad number: —

Current national team: —

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2016/2017 (6/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Nuri Sahin



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– needs to improve his strength to endure strongest players

– aerial duels

– could become a little bit more efficient and improve the number of goals and assists per season/improve his shooting skills


Style of play:

– playmaker/deep-lying playmaker

– likes to play in front of the defence as a deep-lying playmaker, which allows him more time on the ball to orchestrate his team’s attacks

– tactically intelligent midfielder, gifted with excellent ball skills, ability to read the game, technique, ball control and vision

– knows how to dictate tempo, he’s creative and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who can perform at all of midfield positions, linking up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness

– very good in combination play

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– likes to play through balls

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure 

– known for his composure, elegance and confidence in possession

determined in defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide key interceptions, clearences and tackles

– 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

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

– finds himself best in positional attack

 high number of touches and passes per game

– natural leader


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.






Portuguese U17 Championship 2015/2016 winner with Sporting.


League summary (as for 6 January 2017):

No senior team appearances yet.



Daniel Bragança is a product of Sporting CP academy – youth system which features a range of well-equipped facilities and is one of the most renowned in the world and famous for developing many world class footballers, such as Ballon d’Or recipients Cristiano Ronaldo and Luís Figo. Bragança is a part of a very interesting generation of Sporting players born in 1998 and 1999 which includes, among others, Elves Baldé, Thierry Correia, Pedro Marques, Rafael Leão, Miguel Luís, Bruno Paz and Jovane Cabral. He was one of the key players of Sporting U19 team during UEFA Youth League 2016/2017 campaign, where young ‘Sportinguistas’ were a massive disappointment and got knocked out already in the group stage despite high expectations.



‘It’s no secret that Sporting Lisbon possesses one of, if not the best youth academy in Europe. Benfica and Porto have found success in scouting South American players and selling them for hefty profits, but Sporting’s key to becoming a perennial Champions League side is home grown. Just last summer, 10 of their academy products made their way onto the pitch in Portugal’s victorious Euro Final, 8 of whom started, including current Ballon D’Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo. Sporting’s academy continues to churn out top-notch talent, and it seems their next generation is living up to the hype with Gelson Martins becoming the Leões’s standout player this season, and Palhinha solidifying his reputation as one of the toughest midfielders in Liga Sagres. However, there is one 17-year-old who still plays for the U19 side, but who is bound to generate plenty of hype when he breaks into the first team: Daniel Bragança.’



Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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