Herculano Nabian

Herculano Nabian


Full name: Herculano Bucancil Nabian

Country: Portugal/Guinea-Bissau

Date of birth: 25/01/2004 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Guinea-Bissau

Height: 183cm

Youth career: Alguirão, Belenenses, Vitoria de Guimarães (since 2018)

Current club: Vitoria de Guimarães

Squad number: —

Current national team: Portugal U-17

Position: center-forward

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



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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:

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





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