Full name: Olivio Leonardo Veloso Neves Tomé
Date of birth: 27/01/2006 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Portugal
Youth career: SL Benfica
Current club: SL Benfica
Squad number: —
Current national team: Portugal U-17
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: Mondial Football Montaigu 2022 (4/1), Syrenka Cup 2022 (3/1), 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2025
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Rafael Leão/Nicolas Pépé
– ball control
– off-the-ball movement
– first touch
– able to dispossess opponents thanks to his explosiveness, but his positioning and general defensive reliability are improvable
– consistency of his decision-making in the final third
Style of play:
– inside forward
– tall and lean – should work on his physicality but it will surely come with age and may become his strength in the future
– offensive allrounder who is capable of playing anywhere along the front-line
– great acceleration, agility, flair, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination
– dynamic player who always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions
– likes to dribble
– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space
– likes to use stepovers and body feints
– likes to vary his play by cutting inside, running to the by-line to cross, and swapping wings
– incredibly explosive over the first meters/fantastic motor skills
– superb footwork and ability to dribble in tight spaces
– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– able to change the rhythm and make spectacular solo runs to make a difference at any time
– plays with natural flair and is very dangerous in the box
– creative at his off-the-ball movements
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, and confident of his skills
– very interesting quality and variety of his crossing skills
– able to dribble and make quick combinations at top speed
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– all-action and energetic
– good aerial ability/aerial threat in the opposition box
– operates comfortably and is able to score, dribble, and pass with his right weaker foot
Tomé dribbles past his opponent after a number of feints and scores with a good finish with his right weaker foot.
Tomé loses his marker with a quick feint and scores with a precise finish.
Tomé dribbles past his opponent thanks to his great acceleration skills and provides a good cross.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
Syrenka Cup 2022 winner with Portugal.
League summary (as for 16 May 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Olivio Tomé is a product of Seixal, the famous Benfica youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented players of his generation in Portugal. He is one of the leaders of a very interesting generation of Portuguese players born in 2006 which includes, among others Martim Fernandes, Rodrigo Viola, Nuno Patrício, Gil Martins, João Simões, Tiago Freitas, João Teixeira, Gonçalo Moreira, João Fonseca, and Gonçalo Ribeiro.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.