Henrique Jocú

Henrique Jocú


Country: Portugal/Guinea-Bissau

Date of birth: 09/09/2001 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)

Height: 172cm

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



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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:

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First team material in a top European club.





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