Diogo Gonçalves

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Diogo Gonçalves
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Gonçalves playing for Benfica B in 2015
Personal information
Full name Diogo António Cupido Gonçalves
Date of birth (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Almodôvar, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
(on loan from Benfica)
Number 19
Youth career
2005–2007 Almodôvar
2007–2008 Ferreiras
2008–2016 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Benfica B 86 (15)
2017– Benfica 7 (0)
2018–Nottingham Forest (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2012 Portugal U15 2 (0)
2012–2013 Portugal U16 9 (2)
2013–2014 Portugal U17 17 (3)
2015 Portugal U18 5 (2)
2015–2016 Portugal U19 13 (0)
2016–2017 Portugal U20 12 (5)
2017– Portugal U21 7 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 August 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 May 2018

Diogo António Cupido Gonçalves (born 6 February 1997) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as either a forward or a winger for English club Nottingham Forest, on loan from Benfica, and the Portugal under-21 team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Almodôvar, Gonçalves started his career at local club CD Almodôvar in 2005. Two years later, he joined FC Ferreiras, before moving to S.L. Benfica's youth system in 2008.

After being promoted from the youth team, Gonçalves debuted for the reserve team, Benfica B, as a substitute, playing 20 minutes in a Segunda Liga 4–1 home win over Oliveirense on 14 February 2015.[1] On 24 May, he scored his first goal for Benfica B in a 2–1 home win over Vitória de Guimarães B. Five days later, he scored the only goal of a friendly held for the opening of F.C. United of Manchester's Broadhurst Park.[2][3]

On 9 August 2017, Gonçalves debuted for Benfica's senior team in a 3–1 victory over Braga in the Primeira Liga.[4] Later on, he made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 1–0 home loss to Manchester United on 18 October.[4]

On 14 June 2018, Gonçalves joined EFL Championship club Nottingham Forest on loan for the 2018–19 season with the option of making the transfer permanent at the end of the season.[5][6]

International career[edit]

Gonçalves has represented Portugal at various levels up to Portugal U21s level.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 August 2018[7]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica B 2014–15 Segunda Liga 10 1 10 1
2015–16 LigaPro 36 5 36 5
2016–17 LigaPro 35 8 35 8
2017–18 LigaPro 5 1 5 1
Total 86 15 86 15
Benfica 2017–18 Primeira Liga 7 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 12 0
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2018–19 EFL Championship 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 95 15 0 0 2 0 4 0 101 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benfica B - Oliveirense (Jornada 27 Segunda Liga 2014-2015) - Liga Portugal" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Flanagan, Aaron. "FC United of Manchester open new stadium against Benfica... and show what football fans can achieve". Mirror Online. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Ben Collins (29 May 2015). "FC United 0 Benfica 1: Match report of official opening of new Broadhurst Park stadium". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Diogo Gonçalves at Soccerbase
  5. ^ "Forest agree double signing". Nottingham Forest. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 
  6. ^ "Diogo Gonçalves on loan to Nottingham Forest". S.L. Benfica. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  7. ^ Diogo Gonçalves at Soccerway

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