Tomás Esteves

Tomás Esteves

 

Full name: Tomás Lago Pontes Esteves

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 03/04/2002 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Viana do Castelo (Portugal)

Height: 180cm

Youth career: FC Porto

Current club: FC Porto

Squad number: 2

Current national team: Portugal U-19

Position: right-back

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2018/2019 (6/0), UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 (3/1), 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (2/0), 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying (1/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2021

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Achraf Hakimi

 

Strengths:

– pace and acceleration Untitled1

– determination Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– stamina Untitled1

– bravery Untitled1

– technique Untitled

– passing Untitled

– tackling Untitled

– movement with and off the ball Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– still has a margin to improve the quality of his crosses

 

Style of play:

– complete full-back

– player with a good body mass ratio that feels comfortable in the physical duels and knows how to use his body well to gain advantage

– able to play as a wing-back in 3-5-2

– very good agility, strength, and coordination, with great pace at all distances

– often looks to burst forward to offer width to the attacking movement in the final third

– likes to cut inside into midfield and make combinations with his teammates/help in the build-up

– prefers to operate in the half-space rather than hugging the touchline

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– really good passing quality and technique

– 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 on the right side

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

– courageous, tenacious and willing to sacrifice

– strong, energetic, consistent, aggressive and hard tackling player

– great timing and game reading ability when going forward

Estevez cuts inside and plays a great through ball to assist his teammate.

 

Estevez cuts inside into midfield and plays a great through ball to the left-back.

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Right-back in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

UEFA Youth League 2018/2019 winner with Porto.

 

League summary (as for 30 September 2019):

Segunda Liga 2019/2020 (ongoing): 8 games/0 goals (Porto B)

 

Description:

Tomás Esteves is a product of FC Porto youth academy. He is a part of a new wave of highly talented Porto teenagers which includes, among others Fábio Silva, Romário Baró, Fábio Vieira, Vítor Ferreira, Afonso Sousa, Francisco Conceição and Levi Faustino. During the 2018/2019 season, he was an important member of the team that won the UEFA Youth League. He made his first-team debut on 5 December 2019 in Taça da Liga game against Casa Pia. He is also a regular Portuguese international and despite being only 17 he already made his debut for Portugal U-21 team.

 

Quotes:

“Has been with Porto since 2011 and was promoted to the first team this season. He was given the legendary No 2 shirt, which has been worn by captains João Pinto, Jorge Costa and Bruno Alves in the past. He was a member of the team that won the Uefa Youth League last season and is a player that has a seemingly inexhaustible energy. His technical ability is superb and he is also tactically intelligent and a modern right-back in the way that he can stay wide but also go inside to find space if needed.”

(The Guardian)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

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

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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