Tiago Gouveia

Tiago Gouveia


Full name: Tiago Maria Antunes Gouveia

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 18/06/2001 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Lisbon (Portugal)

Height: 177cm

Youth career: Sporting CP, SL Benfica (since 2017)

Current club: SL Benfica

Squad number: —

Current national team: Portugal U-18

Position: winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2018 Al Kass International Cup, 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Kingsley Coman



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– decent jumping but he hasn’t aerial power dominance

– his understanding of tactical processes & decision making on the ball are reasonably good for a player of his age, but they could still improve


Style of play:

– flamboyant winger

– equally good on both wings

– creative player with great technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good short-mid through passing ability

– 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

– can rapidly speed-up the game by dribbling, and in the final third he offers cross or finishing solution due to his ability in 1v1 duels

– likes to vary his play by hugging the touchline or positioning himself on the halfspaces in order to make quick combinations with teammates

– above-average vision and playmaking skills

– 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

– possesses good mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– hard-working player with good defensive skills

– good reaction to the loss of the ball with good aggressive attitude, and good recovery of his position

– gets fouled often

– all-action and energetic


He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.





Portuguese U-17 Championship 2017/2018 winner with Benfica.


League summary (as for 31 March 2019):

No senior team appearances yet.



Tiago Gouveia joined Benfica’s youth academy from Sporting CP in 2017. He is one of the most talented players of an amazing generation of Benfica players born in 2001 which includes, among others Jair Tavares, Úmaro Embaló, Henrique Jocú, Bernardo Silva, Nuno Cunha, Francisco Saldanha, Tomás Tavares and Gonçalo Ramos. Currently, Tiago is a vital member of Benfica U-23 team.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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