Diego Moreira

Diego Moreira

Full name: Diego Manuel Jadon da Silva Moreira

Country: Portugal/Belgium

Date of birth: 06/08/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Liège (Belgium)

Height: 170cm

Youth career: Standard Liège, Benfica (since 2020)

Current club: Benfica

Squad number: —

Current national team: Portugal U-18

Position: winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (5/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Leroy Sané


– pace 

– acceleration 

– technique  

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– agility 

– crossing 

– first touch 

– defensive contribution 

– ambidexterity 


– great dribbler who can be a little bit overambitious with dribbling sometimes

Style of play:

– flamboyant winger

– equally good on both wings

– very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

– excellent balance, coordination, and changes of pace

– likes to dribble

– likes to cross

– often uses feints and stepovers

– very comfortable with the ball at his feet/excellent close control

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, and very confident of his skills

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

– operates comfortably with his right weaker foot

– tireless runner with high work rate, also in the defensive phase

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

– all-action and energetic

Moreira with a great counter-attacking run and powerful finish to score a great goal.
Moreira cuts inside, dribbles past two opponents, and sends a dangerous shot with his right weaker foot.

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 2 January 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.


Diego Moreira is the son of former Guinea-Bissau international footballer Almami Moreira. In 2020, Diego joined Benfica youth academy from Standard Liège – his father’s former club. This season he is one of the key players for Benfica U-19 in the UEFA Youth League – an extremely interesting team with many exciting talents such as Cher Ndour, Tomás Araújo, Nuno Félix, Pedro Santos, João Resende, João Neves, and Martim Neto.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


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




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