Tiago Dantas

Tiago Dantas


Full name: Tiago Filipe Oliveira Dantas

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 24/12/2000 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Lisbon (Portugal)

Height: 169cm

Youth career: SL Benfica

Current club: SL Benfica/Benfica B

Squad number: 86

Current national team: Portugal U-18

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2017/2018 (2/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: unknown

Similar type of player: Luka Modrić



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– athleticism

– aerial duels

– able to dispossess opponents thanks to his explosiveness, but his timing and defensive positioning are improvable


Style of play:

– roaming playmaker

– ​all-round midfielder

– known for his versatility and ability to play anywhere in midfield, being comfortable in defensive, attacking and central roles

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– tireless runner, dynamic, energetic, combative and very comfortable on the ball, with a willingess to play and receive passes along the ground

– his stamina, determination, agility and pace enables him to cover a lot of ground ground

– very good in combination play

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

– knows how to dictates tempo using his good vision, passing ability at all distances and natural technique to create dynamism on the team’s build-up process

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

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

– high number of touches and passes per game


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 28 October 2018):

Segunda Liga 2018/2019 (ongoing): 6 games/0 goals (Benfica B)



Tiago Dantas is a product of Benfica youth academy. He is one of the most talented players of an amazing generation of Benfica players born in 2000 & 2001 which includes, among others Úmaro Embaló, Pedro Alvaro, Henrique Jocú, Bernardo Silva, Nuno Cunha, Francisco Saldanha, Tomás Tavares, Celton Biai, Gonçalo Ramos and Gonçalo Gomes. Tiago made his professional debut with Benfica B in a 2–1 home win over Leixões S.C. in LigaPro on 11 August 2018.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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





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