Nuno Tavares

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Nuno Tavares
Nuno Tavares 2019.png
Tavares in 2019
Personal information
Full name Nuno Albertino Varela Tavares[1]
Date of birth (2000-01-26) 26 January 2000 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal[2]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 20
Youth career
2009–2010 Casa Pia
2010–2013 Sporting CP
2013–2015 Casa Pia
2015–2018 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Benfica B 19 (0)
2019–2021 Benfica 25 (1)
2021– Arsenal 22 (1)
National team
2018 Portugal U18 8 (0)
2018–2019 Portugal U19 14 (1)
2019– Portugal U21 7 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:57, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16 November 2021

Nuno Albertino Varela Tavares (born 26 January 2000) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Arsenal.

Club career[edit]

Benfica[edit]

Born in Lisbon of Cape Verdean descent, Tavares finished his development with Benfica after three years at city rivals Sporting CP and two stints with Casa Pia.[3][4][5] He made his senior debut with the former's reserves in the LigaPro, his first match being a 3–2 home win against Covilhã on 27 October 2018.[6]

Tavares made his debut with the first team on 4 August 2019, playing 90 minutes in the 5–0 victory over Sporting in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira at the Estádio Algarve.[7] He played his first game in the Primeira Liga the following week, opening an eventual 5–0 home defeat of Paços de Ferreira and adding two assists.[8]

During his spell at the club, Tavares made 41 competitive appearances.[9]

Arsenal[edit]

On 10 July 2021, Tavares joined Arsenal on a long-term contract in a deal worth around £8 million.[10][11] He made his Premier League debut on 13 August, coming on as a late substitute for Calum Chambers in a 2–0 away defeat to Brentford.[12] He scored his first goal on 23 April 2022 against Manchester United, through a calm tap-in after David de Gea had saved Bukayo Saka's curl in the third minute of an eventual 3–1 home win.[13]

International career[edit]

Tavares won his first cap for Portugal at under-21 level on 10 September 2019, in a 2–0 win in Belarus for the 2021 UEFA European Championship qualifiers.[14] On 7 October 2021, against Liechtenstein in the next edition, he scored the first goal in the 11–0 rout in Vizela.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 May 2022
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica B 2018–19[16] Liga Portugal 2 12 0 12 0
2019–20[16] 7 0 7 0
Total 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Benfica 2019–20[16] Primeira Liga 11 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1[c] 0 16 1
2020–21[16] 14 0 4 0 1 0 5[d] 0 1[c] 0 25 0
Total 25 1 5 0 4 0 5 0 2 0 41 1
Arsenal 2021–22[17] Premier League 22 1 1 0 5 0 28 1
Career total 66 2 6 0 9 0 5 0 2 0 88 2
  1. ^ Includes Taça de Portugal
  2. ^ Includes Taça da Liga, EFL Cup
  3. ^ a b Appearance in Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Benfica

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2021/22 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 10 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Nuno Tavares" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Da Moura, Bruno (19 May 2018). "Benfica de Luis Lopes é campeão nacional de juniores" [Luis Lopes' Benfica are junior national champions] (in Portuguese). DTudo1Pouco. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Benfica confirma cinco jogadores da formação na pré-época" [Benfica confirm five youth players in preseason]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 27 June 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Nuno Tavares: outro menino de Lage que a mãe tirou de Alcochete" [Nuno Tavares: another Lage kid that his mother took from Alcochete]. Observador (in Portuguese). 4 August 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Benfica B vence Covilhã e dorme na liderança" [Benfica B beat Covilhã and sleep in first place]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 27 October 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  7. ^ a b Ribeiro, Patrick (4 August 2019). "Benfica stick five past Sporting in season curtain-raiser". PortuGOAL. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  8. ^ ""Golo do Nuno Tavares? Ninguém estava à espera que ele aparecesse ali, nem eu..."" ["Nuno Tavares' goal? Nobody expected he would appear there, not even me..."]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 11 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Benfica confirma transferência de Nuno Tavares para o Arsenal" [Benfica confirm transfer of Nuno Tavares to Arsenal]. Público (in Portuguese). 10 July 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Welcome Nuno! | Tavares joins us from Benfica". Arsenal F.C. 10 July 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Nuno Tavares: Arsenal sign left-back from Benfica in £8m deal". BBC Sport. 10 July 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  12. ^ McNulty, Phil (13 August 2021). "Brentford 2–0 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  13. ^ McNulty, Phil (23 April 2022). "Arsenal 3–1 Manchester United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  14. ^ "Portugal vence Bielorrússia e sobe à liderança do Grupo 7" [Portugal beat Belarus and climb to first place in Group 7]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 September 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Goleada histórica. Seleção de sub-21 vence Liechtenstein por 11–0" [Historic rout. Under-21 national team defeat Liechtenstein 11–0]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 7 October 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  16. ^ a b c d "Nuno Tavares". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  17. ^ "Games played by Nuno Tavares in 2021/2022". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 August 2021.

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