Tomás Tavares

Tomás Tavares


Full name: Tomás Franco Tavares

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 07/03/2001 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Lisbon (Portugal)

Height: 187cm

Youth career: SL Benfica

Current club: SL Benfica

Squad number: —

Current national team: Portugal U-19

Position: right-back

Preferred foot: right

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Tournaments participated in: 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0), 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (1/0), 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (5/0), UEFA Youth League 2018/2019 (4/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Thomas Meunier



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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– complete full-back

– can also play as a left-back if needed

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– tall, well-built, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– very good pace, coordination and agility for a player of his size

– likes to cross

– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game

– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch

– equally competent offensively as defensively

– very comfortable with the ball at his feet

– endless energy and his powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes in the left side

– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses

– likes to play one touch football/very good of the ball movement

– great timing and game reading ability when going forward

– provides fluidity and dynamism going forward

– fairly good in the air

– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various demanding tactical systems


He is best suited to playing as:

Right-back in 4-3-3.





2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship runner-up with Portugal.


League summary (as for 18 September 2019):

Segunda Liga 2019/2020 (ongoing): 1 game/0 goals (Benfica B)



Tomás Tavares is a product of Benfica youth academy, which produced many talented footballers in recent years such as Rúben Dias, Ferro, Gedson Fernandes, Florentino, João Félix and Nuno Tavares. In August 2019, Tomás signed a new contract with Benfica until 2024. He made his first team debut on 17 September 2019 in a Champions League game against RB Leipzig. He’s also a regular youth international for Portugal and already represented his country at 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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





One response to “Tomás Tavares

  1. Honestly, he has gotten my eye caught with his breakthrough against RB Leipzig, as he played as an experienced wing-back, even then his age. Thus, he appears to be an incredible talent and moreover a reliable replacement to André Almeida. Certainly, Bruno Lage is conceeding Tomás more opportunities during the ongoing season.

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