Date of birth: 09/09/2001 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)
Youth career: SL Benfica
Current club: SL Benfica
Squad number: —
Current national team: Portugal U-17
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (1/0), 2018 Al KassInternational Cup
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Casemiro
– tackling and intercepting
– tactical awareness
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– powerful holding midfielder
– midfield destroyer
– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– functions best when placed at the base of a midfield three as a holding midfielder
– known for his ability to break down opposition attacks through well timed interceptions
– great at covering large amount of space behind his central/attacking midfielders
– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option
– natural leadership skills, really interesting technique on the ball, vision, decision taking on the ball and passing ability at all distances
– concentrated player with very good reading of the game and anticipation
– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, and tactical intelligence
– able to keep the ball under pressure and hold up play thanks to strong physique and technique
– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from other players thanks to his technique, cleverness, strength and ball control
– determined in defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide many key interceptions, clearences and tackles
– fairly good in the air
– already very accomplished for his age with good leadership skills
He is best suited to playing as:
Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 18 February 2018):
No senior team appearances yet.
Henrique Jocú is the graduate of Benfica youth academy, which in recent years has been experiencing a real renaissance and from its ranks come many very talented players, such as Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo, André Gomes, Gonçalo Guedes, Joao Carvalho, Renato Sanches & Ruben Dias. Henrique is the member of a very talented generation of Benfica footballers born in 2001, among which are, among others, Úmaro Embaló, Hugo Nunes, Francisco Saldanha, Nuno Cunha, Jair Tavares, Gonçalo Gomes & Tiago Gouveia.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.