Otávio (footballer, born 1995)

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Otávio
OtavioInter2014.jpg
Otávio with Internacional in 2014
Personal information
Full name Otávio Edmilson da Silva Monteiro[1]
Date of birth (1995-02-09) 9 February 1995 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth João Pessoa, Brazil[1]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 25
Youth career
2006–2010 Santa Cruz
2010–2012 Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Internacional 39 (6)
2014 Porto B 6 (2)
2014– Porto 155 (14)
2015–2016Vitória Guimarães (loan) 35 (7)
2015Vitória Guimarães B (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Brazil U20 4 (1)
2021– Portugal 4 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:44, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:11, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Otávio Edmilson da Silva Monteiro (born 9 February 1995), commonly known as Otávio or Otavinho,[2] is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Primeira Liga club Porto and the Portuguese national team.

He came through Internacional's, before signing with Portuguese Primeira Liga side Porto in 2014 as a free agent. He was immediately sent two-year loan deal to Vitória de Guimarães, before returning in 2016. After returning he became a starter, and won three Primeira Liga titles, two Taça de Portugal and two Supertaças Cândido de Oliveira, while being part of the squad that won two domestic doubles in 2020 and 2022, making over 200 official appearances for them.

Born and raised in Brazil, Otávio represented his native country internationally at the under-20 level in 2014, but switched allegiance at the senior international level to Portugal, making his senior international debut in 2021.

Club career[edit]

Internacional[edit]

Born in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Otávio finished his development at Internacional after joining the Porto Alegre club's academy at the age of 15. He made his Série A debut only two years later, coming on as a second-half substitute in the 0–0 home draw against Santos on 15 July.[3]

Otávio's first league goal arrived on 8 June 2013, when he started and helped to a 2–2 away draw to Cruzeiro.[4] He added a further five during the season, in a 13th-place finish.

Otávio credited manager Dunga for helping him overcome his weight problems. During his spell at the Estádio Beira-Rio, he netted seven times in 62 competitive matches.[2]

Porto[edit]

On 1 September 2014, even though it was originally thought the transfer had cost 5 million, Otávio joined FC Porto as a free agent after Internacional ceded his federative rights, and signed a five-year contract with a €50 million buyout clause.[5][6] He was initially assigned to the reserve team, who competed in the Segunda Liga.[7]

In the last day of the 2015 January transfer window, Otávio, Ivo Rodrigues and Leocísio Sami were loaned to Vitória de Guimarães in the Primeira Liga.[8] He made his debut in the competition on 8 February by playing 30 minutes in a 0–1 home loss against Belenenses,[9] and scored his first goal in the last matchday of the campaign to help the visitors beat Académica de Coimbra 4–2.[10]

The deal was extended for the entire 2015–16,[11] and his performances while on loan earned him a contract extension with Porto subsequently.[12] He made his competitive debut for the latter on 12 August 2016, starting in the 3–1 away defeat of Rio Ave.[13][14]

Otávio won the Portuguese League at the end of his second season, contributing two goals from 15 appearances.[15] He was sidelined for several weeks during the tournament, due to injury problems.[16][17]

During the 2019–20 campaign, Otávio featured in 48 games and scored two goals, helping the team conquer the double.[18] As a result, he was included in the league's Best XI.[19]

International career[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Shortly after making his Internacional debut, Otávio was selected to the Brazil under-20 side by Alexandre Gallo.[2]

Portugal[edit]

Otávio became a Portuguese citizen in March 2021.[20] On 26 August of that year, he was called up to the Portuguese national team by Fernando Santos for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Republic of Ireland and Azerbaijan and a friendly with Qatar.[21] He made his debut against the latter, scoring in the 3–1 win at the Nagyerdei Stadion in Debrecen, Hungary.[22]

On 24 March 2022, Otávio scored his second goal, opening an eventual 3–1 home victory over Turkey in the semi-finals of the World Cup qualification play-offs and later providing an assist for Diogo Jota.[23][24]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 22 May 2022[25]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Internacional 2012 Série A 7 0 7 0
2013 Série A 26 6 7 0[a] 33 6
2014 Série A 6 0 9 0[a] 15 0
Total 39 6 16 0 55 6
Porto B 2014–15 Segunda Liga 6 2 6 2
Porto
2016–17 Primeira Liga 23 1 2 1 8[b] 1 33 3
2017–18 Primeira Liga 15 2 3 1 1 0 2[b] 0 21 3
2018–19 Primeira Liga 28 3 5 1 2 0 8[b] 2 1[c] 0 44 6
2019–20 Primeira Liga 31 2 5 0 4 0 8[d] 0 48 2
2020–21 Primeira Liga 26 3 5 1 1 0 9[b] 1 1[c] 0 42 5
2021–22 Primeira Liga 32 3 7 2 1 0 9[e] 0 49 5
Total 155 14 27 6 9 0 44 4 2 0 237 24
Vitória de Guimarães (loan)
2014–15 Primeira Liga 10 1 1 0 11 1
2015–16 Primeira Liga 25 6 1 0 1[f] 0 27 6
Total 35 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 38 7
Vitória de Guimarães B (loan) 2015–16 Segunda Liga 2 0 2 0
Career total 231 27 28 6 10 0 45 4 2 0 332 37
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Campeonato Gaúcho
  2. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ a b Appearance in Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
  4. ^ One appearance in UEFA Champions League, seven appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ Six appearances in UEFA Champions League, three appearances in UEFA Europa League
  6. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 29 March 2022[26]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Portugal
2021 2 1
2022 2 1
Total 4 2
As of match played 24 March 2022
Portugal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Otávio goal[26]
List of international goals scored by Otávio
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 September 2021 Nagyerdei Stadion, Debrecen, Hungary  Qatar 2–0 3–1 Friendly
2 24 March 2022 Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal  Turkey 1–0 3–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Internacional

Porto

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Otávio" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c De Laurentiis, Francisco; Bianchini, Vladimir (9 December 2015). "Bronca de Dunga transformou 'gordinho' em joia de R$ 200 milhões" [Dunga earful turned 'fatty' into R$ 200 million gem] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Cheios de desfalques, Inter e Santos ficam no 0 a 0" [With many absences, Inter and Santos leave it at 0 to 0] (in Portuguese). Leia Já. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Com um a menos, Cruzeiro empata com o Inter em Sete Lagoas" [With one less, Cruzeiro draw with Inter at Sete Lagoas]. O Globo (in Portuguese). 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 28 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  5. ^ "OFICIAL: Otávio no FC Porto por cinco anos" [OFFICIAL: Otávio to FC Porto for five years] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  6. ^ Varela, António (21 February 2016). "Otávio chegou gratuitamente ao FC Porto" [Otávio arrived at FC Porto for free]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Empresário diz que Otávio se distingue pela "inteligência"" [Agent says Otávio stands out for "intelligence"] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Oficial: Ivo Rodrigues, Sami e Otávio no Vitória Guimarães" [Official: Ivo Rodrigues, Sami and Otávio to Vitória Guimarães] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  9. ^ Ferreira, Bruno José (8 February 2015). "V. Guimarães-Belenenses, 0–1 (crónica)" [V. Guimarães-Belenenses, 0–1 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Académica-V. Guimarães, 2–4: Futebol de ataque foi prenda no adeus" [Académica-V. Guimarães, 2–4: Attacking football was the parting gift]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 May 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  11. ^ Pratas, Tiago (17 July 2015). "FC Porto empresta Licá e Otávio ao Vitória de Guimarães" [FC Porto loan Licá and Otávio to Vitória de Guimarães] (in Portuguese). Vavel. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  12. ^ Amaral, Nuno A. (3 November 2016). "Otávio prolonga contrato com o F. C. Porto até 2021" [Otávio extends contract with F. C. Porto until 2021]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  13. ^ Cabral, Mariana (12 August 2016). "FC Porto começa a caminhada possível para o impossível" [FC Porto start possible journey towards impossible]. Expresso (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  14. ^ Alvarenga, Vítor Hugo (12 August 2016). "Rio Ave-FC Porto, 1–3 (destaques)" [Rio Ave-FC Porto, 1–3 (highlights)] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  15. ^ "FC Porto campeão: Os números do FC Porto na edição 2017/18 da I Liga" [FC Porto champions: The numbers of FC Porto in the I League's 2017/18 edition]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 5 May 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Otávio admite 'culpa'" [Otávio admits "guilt"]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Lesão de Otávio só o permite regressar em 2018" [Otávio injury only allows his comeback in 2018] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  18. ^ a b c d Sousa, Rui (15 August 2020). "Otávio foi considerado o melhor de julho" [Otávio considered best in July]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  19. ^ a b "Do melhor jogador ao golo do ano. Confira os vencedores do Kick-Off da Liga" [From best player to goal of the year. Check out League Kick-Off's winners]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 28 August 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  20. ^ Magalhães, Ana Luísa (23 March 2021). "Otávio escolhe a dobradinha e assume: "Fico mais tranquilo por ser português"" [Otávio chooses double and acknowledges: "I'm more at ease now that I am Portuguese"]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  21. ^ Salvador, Rui (26 August 2021). "Ficou "feliz" e "tranquilo" por ser português. Agora Otávio foi chamado à seleção nacional portuguesa" [He was "happy" and "at ease" for being Portuguese. Now Otávio has been called to the Portuguese national team]. Observador (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  22. ^ Monteiro, Bernardo (4 September 2021). "Seleção nacional triunfa perante um Catar demasiado "tenro"" [National team triumph against too-"soft" Qatar]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 September 2021.
  23. ^ Maia, Vítor (24 March 2022). "Mundial 2022: Portugal-Turquia, 3–1 (crónica)" [2022 World Cup: Portugal-Turkey, 3–1 (report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  24. ^ "Otávio: «Portugal unido é muito forte e ficou aqui a prova»" [Otávio: "Portugal are very strong when united and here's proof"] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 24 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  25. ^ Otávio at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  26. ^ a b "National football team player Otávio". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  27. ^ "De férias em João Pessoa, Otávio festeja primeiro título internacional da carreira" [On vacation in João Pessoa, Otávio celebrates first international title of career] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  28. ^ "FC Porto é campeão nacional 2017/2018" [FC Porto are 2017/2018 national champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  29. ^ "FC Porto conquista Supertaça pela 21.ª vez" [FC Porto conquer Supercup for the 21st time] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  30. ^ Ribeiro, Patrick (23 December 2020). "FC Porto claim Super Cup joy over rivals Benfica". PortuGOAL. Retrieved 24 December 2020.

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