Vitória Guimarães SC – Team Report

Ratings

  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, rewatch
  • D – Below average in this match

Marcus Edwards

Player profile:

  • Full name: Marcus Edwards
  • Date of birth: 3 December 1998
  • Age: 21
  • Place of birth: London, England
  • Height: 1,76 m
  • Nationality: England & Cyprus
  • Position: right-winger
  • Preferred foot: left
  • Statistics 2019/20: 27 matches, 6 goals & 7 assists

Judgment:

Marcus Edwards is a 21-year-old right-winger with electric pace, quick changes of directions and very good agility. In possession, he operates in the halfspaces, cutting inside to take a shot or creating a chance for a teammate. Also, he can stick to the sideline, passing his opponent down the wing and giving a cross with his weaker right foot. He is a decent finisher and his shot accuracy is okay as well.

Rating: A1

Already good enough to move to a better club. I would advise him to not go to a physically strong league.

Pêpê

Player profile:

  • Full name: Pedro Filipe Figueiredo Rodrigues
  • Date of birth: 20 May 1997
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 1,83 m
  • Nationality: Portugal
  • Preferred foot: right

Judgment:

The 22-year-old Portuguese normally plays as a defensive midfielder for Vitória Guimarães, operating as the playmaker of the team. Pêpê has a very good long pass and is able to find his teammates with some good short passes as well. He is a creative player, but his defensive contribution could be better.

Potential: A2

Will probably return to Benfica for a low fee in one or two years and become a decent squad player there.

Denis Will Poha

Player profile:

  • Full name: Denis Will Poha
  • Date of birth: 28 May 1997
  • Age: 22
  • Place of birth: Lannion, France
  • Nationality: France
  • Height: 1,73 m
  • Position: central midfielder
  • Preferred foot: right
  • On loan from FC Stade Rennes

Judgment:

Denis Will Poha is a central midfielder that is decent going forward, but significantly weaker in defending. He likes to play long passes and he is able to turn away from the defender. Poha his handling speed could be better, especially against Arsenal this could be seen as he turned away well, but he did not follow it up with a good move as he waited too long.

Rating: B2

Can’t see him succeeding at Stade Rennes, would be good if he permanently moved to Vitória.

André Almeida

Player profile:

  • Full name: Domingos André Ribeiro Almeida
  • Date of birth: 30 May 2000
  • Age: 19
  • Place of birth: Guimarães, Portugal
  • Nationality: Portugal
  • Height: 1,72 m
  • Preferred foot: right

Judgment:

The Portuguese impressed in the first half of the season, outclassing the opposition midfield several times at the Emirates. However, he only played six matches for Vitória Guimarães this season. André Almeida is a good dribbler, he’s able to turn away from his opponents quickly and has good acceleration on him. He is very creative and able to exploit his vision with good through passes.

Rating: A2

One of the biggest talents of his generation and I can definitely see him moving to a club in the top 5 leagues in the future. Could become a player for the national team as well.

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