Full name: Herculano Bucancil Nabian
Date of birth: 25/01/2004 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Guinea-Bissau
Youth career: Alguirão, Belenenses, Vitoria de Guimarães (since 2018)
Current club: Vitoria de Guimarães
Squad number: —
Current national team: Portugal U-17
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 30.06.2021
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Harry Kane
– off the ball movement
– hold-up play
– ball control
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– complete forward
– tall player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– powerful and determined forward with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball, decent dribbling skills and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements
– great agility, coordination and very good pace for a player of his size
– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets
– likes to play with back to goal
– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize
– possesses very impressive mid-range and long-range shooting skills
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure
– capable of holding up the ball for teammates to provide them with assists when playing with his back to goal/good ability to connect with midfield
– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his technique, strength and ball control
– able to sniff out a goal in any situation
– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates
Nabian dribbles past the opponent and sends a dangerous shot from distance.
Nabian plays with back to goal – he loses two markers with his body balance and starts a counter-attack.
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 9 April 2020):
No senior team appearances yet.
Herculano Nabian joined Vitoria de Guimarães youth academy from Belenenses in 2018. He was and still is a real goal machine for Vitoria youth teams – he scored over 50 goals for U-15 and U-17 teams in the last two years. He is also a regular youth international for Portugal and currently he is a member of the U-17 national team.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.