Jota (footballer, born 1999)

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Jota
Personal information
Full name João Pedro Neves Filipe
Date of birth (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Benfica
Number 73
Youth career
2007–2018 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Benfica B 47 (9)
2018– Benfica 4 (0)
National team
2014 Portugal U15 2 (0)
2014–2015 Portugal U16 9 (1)
2015–2016 Portugal U17 15 (10)
2017–2018 Portugal U19 21 (10)
2017– Portugal U20 8 (0)
2018– Portugal U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2019

João Pedro Neves Filipe (born 30 March 1999), also known as Jota, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Benfica as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Filipe started his career in the youth ranks of S.L. Benfica in 2007. On 18 October 2018, he debuted for the first team in a 3–0 away win over Sertanense in the third round of the Taça de Portugal.[1][2]

On 1 February 2019, Filipe was promoted to Benfica's first team, alongside three other Benfica B players.[3] Following his Primeira Liga debut in a 4–0 home win over Chaves on 24 February, he made his European debut on 14 March, as a first choice, in a 3–0 (a.e.t.) win over Dinamo Zagreb in the second leg of UEFA Europa League's round of 16.

International career[edit]

Filipe was a member of the Portugal under-19 team which won the 2018 UEFA European Championship, beating Italy 4–3 in the final after extra time.[4][5] He also finished joint top scorer in the tournament with 5 goals,[6] and was named in the Team of the Tournament.[7]

Honours[edit]

Benfica[8]

Portugal[8]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rocha, Pedro (19 October 2018). "Jota, mais um produto da geração 99 (o segredo mais bem guardado da formação do Benfica)" [Jota, another product of the 99 generation (the most well-kept secret of Benfica's youth academy)]. Observador (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Jota e a realização de um sonho" [Jota and the fulfillment of a dream]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 19 October 2018. Archived from the original on 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. ^ Sanches, João (1 February 2019). "Zlobin, Ferro, Florentino, and Jota permanently in the first team". S.L. Benfica. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Italy 3–4 Portugal". UEFA. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Domingos Quina, Moise Kean, João Filipe impress at Under-19 Euros". Sky Sports. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Under-19 EURO team of the tournament". UEFA. 1 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b Jota at Soccerway Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ "Team of the Tournament" (PDF). UEFA. p. 32. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ Woloszyn, Paul (29 July 2018). "Portugal pair share U19 EURO top scorers' prize". UEFA. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Gedson e Jota eleitos os Melhores Jovens de agosto" [Gedson and Jota elected Best Young Players of August]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 14 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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