Pedro Neto

Pedro Neto

 

Full name: Pedro Lomba Neto

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 09/03/2000 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Viana do Castelo (Portugal)

Height: 173cm

Youth career: SC Vianense, Perspectiva em Jogo AD, SC Braga (since 2013)

Current club: SC Braga

Squad number: 71

Current national team: Portugal U-17

Position: winger, attacking midfielder, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: Stellar Group

Transfer rumours: Arsenal & FC Barcelona

Similar type of player: Mohamed Salah

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– dynamism Untitled1

– technique Untitled

– agility Untitled

– flair Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– balance Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– can be a little bit selfish sometimes by making the wrong decision to dribble or shoot from difficult angles rather than passing to team-mates in far better positions

– aerial duels

 

Style of play:

– explosive winger

– suitable to play on both wings (preferably on the right as an ‘inverted winger’)

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays

– likes to dribble

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– often uses his skills and speed to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– holds good very skill, pace and low center of gravity

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– excellent balance, coordination and changes of pace

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

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

– gets fouled often

– likes to use tricks and skills to remain in possession of the ball

– all-action and energetic

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 30 July 2017):

Primeira Liga 2016/2017: 1 match/0 goals (Braga B)

Liga NOS 2016/2017: 2 matches/1 goal (Braga)

 

Description:

Pedro Neto is a product of SC Braga youth academy. On 7 May 2017, he made his professional debut with Braga B in a LigaPro fixture against FC Porto B. One week later he made his first-team debut in Braga’s 4-0 win against Nacional Funchal, in which he scored the fourth goal after coming on as a second-half substitute. It is well known that many European top clubs, including giants Arsenal & FC Barcelona, have recently shown interest in him, but it seems that it would be best for his development if he could stay in Portugal and play regular first-team football for Braga.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.

 

Links:

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