Gonçalo Guedes

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Gonçalo Guedes
Gonçalo Guedes (cropped).jpg
Guedes with Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Gonçalo Manuel Ganchinho Guedes
Date of birth (1996-11-29) 29 November 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth Benavente, Portugal
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Valencia
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2014 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Benfica B 38 (11)
2014–2017 Benfica 39 (5)
2017–2018 Paris Saint-Germain 8 (0)
2017–2018Valencia (loan) 33 (5)
2018– Valencia 0 (0)
National team
2011 Portugal U15 1 (0)
2011–2012 Portugal U16 14 (1)
2012–2013 Portugal U17 15 (2)
2013–2014 Portugal U18 5 (3)
2014 Portugal U19 3 (2)
2015 Portugal U20 6 (0)
2015– Portugal U21 12 (5)
2015– Portugal U23 1 (0)
2015– Portugal 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2018

Gonçalo Manuel Ganchinho Guedes (European Portuguese: [ɡõˈsalu ˈgɛdɨʃ]; born 29 November 1996) is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger for La Liga side Valencia and the Portugal national team.

He began his career at Benfica, making his professional debut for the reserves in April 2014 and the first team six months later. After 11 goals in 63 games across all competitions, winning five major trophies, he transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of €30 million in January 2017. He played only 13 games for PSG, being loaned to Valencia before joining them for €40 million in August 2018.

Guedes has earned over 50 caps for Portugal at youth level, from under-15 to under-23. He made his senior international debut in November 2015, at the age of 18, and played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Benfica[edit]

Born in Benavente, Guedes joined S.L. Benfica's youth system in 2005, where he progressed to the juniors team. On his debut at the age of 8, he scored all of the goals in a 5–0 win against a team of boys three years older.[2] He was part of Benfica's squad in the inaugural UEFA Youth League in 2013–14, contributing to their victories over Paris Saint-Germain, Anderlecht, Manchester City and Real Madrid en route to the final.[2]

On 19 April 2014, he made his professional debut with Benfica B in a 2013–14 Segunda Liga match against Porto B, playing 21 minutes of an eventual 4–1 away loss before being replaced by Rudinilson Silva.[3]

On 18 October 2014, Guedes debuted for Benfica's first team at Sporting da Covilhã in the third round of Taça de Portugal.[4] On 4 January 2015, he debuted in Primeira Liga at Penafiel, as an added-time substitute for Lima in a 3–0 victory.[5] On 4 July, he won the 2014–15 Segunda Liga's Breakthrough Player of the Year award.[6]

On 26 September 2015, he scored his first goal with Benfica in a 3–0 victory against Paços de Ferreira in the league.[7] On 30 September, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League in a victory at Atlético Madrid (1–2),[8] and became the youngest Portuguese player to have scored a goal in the group stage.[2] He was praised by opposing manager Diego Simeone after the game.[2]

While mainly used as a right-winger at Benfica, he played some matches as a false 9 center-forward due to injury to striker Jonas.[2]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

On 25 January 2017, Guedes joined Paris Saint-Germain for €30 million,[9] signing a contract lasting until 2021. He stated that he wanted to emulate compatriot and former PSG player Pauleta.[10] PSG won a bidding war with Manchester United for his signature.[11]

He made his debut for the Ligue 1 title holders four days later, replacing fellow newcomer Julian Draxler for the final three minutes of a 1–1 home draw with Monaco.[12]

Valencia[edit]

On 1 September 2017, Guedes was loaned to Spanish club Valencia on a season-long deal.[13] The transfer was facilitated by the contacts between his agent Jorge Mendes and the owners of Valencia.[2]

He made his La Liga debut eight days later, replacing Andreas Pereira for the final half hour of a goalless home draw against Atlético Madrid.[14] On 15 October, Guedes scored the first goal of his loan in a 6–3 win at Real Betis, as his unbeaten team rose to second above Real Madrid.[15] Six days later, he scored twice and assisted Santi Mina in a 4–0 win over Sevilla, the Che team's fifth consecutive victory.[16] He received plaudits from the international sporting press for his early-season form.[17][2]

After rejecting offers from Premier League teams, on 27 August 2018, Valencia and Paris Saint-Germain reached an agreement for the former to sign Guedes for 40 million euros.[18]

International career[edit]

Guedes was first called up by Portugal manager Fernando Santos on 6 November 2015, ahead of international friendlies against Russia and Luxembourg.[19] He made his debut eight days later against the former, starting in a 0–1 loss in Krasnodar,[20] which made him the first 18-year-old to represent the nation since Cristiano Ronaldo.[11]

On 10 November 2017, Guedes scored his first international goal in a 3–0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia in Viseu, also assisting Manuel Fernandes earlier in the game.[21]

Guedes was named in Portugal's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In the final warm-up game before the tournament, he scored twice in a 3–0 win over Algeria at the Estádio da Luz.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 20 May 2018[23][24]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica B 2013–14 Segunda Liga 1 0 1 0
2014–15 32 8 32 8
2015–16 5 3 5 3
Total 38 11 38 11
Benfica 2014–15 Primeira Liga 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
2015–16 18 3 1 0 4 0 7 1 1[a] 0 31 4
2016–17 16 2 4 1 2 2 6 2 0 0 28 7
Total 39 5 6 1 9 2 13 3 1 0 68 11
Paris Saint-Germain 2016–17 Ligue 1 7 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
2017–18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 2 0
Total 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
Valencia (loan) 2017–18 La Liga 33 5 5 1 38 6
Career total 118 21 15 2 9 2 13 3 2 0 157 28
Notes
  1. ^ One appearance in the Portuguese Super Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in the Trophée des Champions

International[edit]

As of match played 30 June 2018[25]
National team Year Apps Goals
Portugal 2015 2 0
2016 0 0
2017 3 1
2018 9 2
Total 14 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Portugal's goal tally first.[25]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 November 2017 Estádio do Fontelo, Viseu, Portugal  Saudi Arabia 2–0 3–0 Friendly
2. 7 June 2018 Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal  Algeria 1–0 3–0
3. 3–0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica[24]

Paris Saint-Germain[24]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 19 June 2018. p. 23. Retrieved 19 June 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Hunter, Graham (24 October 2017). "Goncalo Guedes is playing at Valencia like the Ballon d'Or is in his future". ESPN. Retrieved 3 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "FC Porto B 4-1 Benfica B". zerozero. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Taça de Portugal: Benfica sofre mas segue em frente
  5. ^ "Penafiel - Benfica (Jornada 15 Primeira Liga 2014-2015) - Liga Portugal" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Prémios Oficiais Liga Portugal 2015" [Official Awards Liga Portugal 2015] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 4 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.ligaportugal.pt/oou/jogo/20152016/liganos/6/2
  8. ^ Walker, Joseph (30 September 2015). "How Benfica beat Atlético Madrid". UEFA.com. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (PDF). CMVM (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain complete signing of Benfica's Goncalo Guedes". ESPN FC. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Goncalo Guedes: Five things about 'new Ronaldo'; PSG and United keen". ESPN FC. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "PSG estreia Gonçalo Guedes, Bernardo Silva salva Mónaco" [PSG give debut to Gonçalo Guedes, Bernardo Silva saves Monaco] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Official Statement - Gonçalo Guedes". Valencia CF. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  14. ^ Hernández, José (10 September 2017). "Guedes y Paulista debutaron con nota" [Guedes and Paulista make distinguished debuts] (in Spanish). Deporte Valenciano. Retrieved 3 November 2017. 
  15. ^ "Real Betis 3–6 Valencia". BBC Sport. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017. 
  16. ^ "Guedes hace brillar al Valencia" [Guedes makes Valencia shine] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017. 
  17. ^ Álvarez, Fernando (17 October 2017). "Guedes revolutionises Valencia". Marca. Retrieved 3 November 2017. 
  18. ^ "Official statement I Gonçalo Guedes". Valencia. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018. 
  19. ^ "Portugal gives Ronaldo a rest, calls up newcomers for games". USA Today. Associated Press. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "Russia 1 Portugal 0: Shirokov proves captain fantastic in Krasnodar". FourFourTwo. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Guedes stars for Portugal in Ronaldo's absence". beIN Sports. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  22. ^ "Portugal 3–0 Algeria". BBC Sport. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018. 
  23. ^ Gonçalo Guedes at ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 17 January 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  24. ^ a b c Gonçalo Guedes at Soccerway Edit this at Wikidata
  25. ^ a b "Guedes, Gonçalo". National Football Teams. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  26. ^ Cunha, Pedro Jorge (17 May 2015). "Benfica bicampeão: 28 com as faixas e dois à espera" [Benfica back-to-back champion: 28 with the sashes and two await] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  27. ^ "Campeão à distância também celebra o tetracampeonato" (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 13 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  28. ^ "Gonçalo Guedes do Benfica eleito Melhor Jogador do mês de Outubro" [Benfica's Gonçalo Guedes voted Best Player of October]. ligaportugal.pt (in Portuguese). LPFP. 19 November 2014. Archived from the original on 6 October 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  29. ^ "Gonçalo Guedes eleito melhor jogador da Segunda Liga (dezembro)" [Gonçalo Guedes elected best player of Segunda Liga (December)]. ligaportugal.pt (in Portuguese). LPFP. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 

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