The Unknown to Superstar series by Priisek is back on the site with another FM23 Wonderkids review. This time the football Manager Youtuber takes a closer look at how SL Benfica’s youth academy star João Rêgo develops 7 years into the future on Football Manager 2023.
This Portuguese wonderkid who is plying the trade in the Benfica youth academy is one you should not be missing! Does he have all it takes to become the next João Felix? Time will tell, but at the moment he’s one of the greatest talent in Portugal.
Find out how João Rêgo develops on Football Manager 2023 and whether he’s a worthy signing on FM23 in the brand new episode of Unknown to Superstar by watching the video below!
About João Rêgo
The Benfica Youth Academy is a conveyor belt of producing world class potential players. With a wealth of talented players available for a minimal fee, Benfica’s youth teams are a great place to scout for wonderkids on Football Manager 2023.
One of the biggest talents at Benfica is João Rêgo.
Fullname: João Pedro Seno Luís Rêgo
Club: SL Benfica U19
Position: AMR (AMLC)
Preferred foot: Right
National Team: Portugal U18 (6 apps / 1 Goal)
João Rêgo is a gifted player who can play in all attacking positions. Despite normally playing as a right winger, he can be used both on the left flank or as a second forward by playing as an attacking midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 system.
The 17 year old winger who will turn 18 on June 20th, 2023 is currently part of the Benfica Under-19 squad but has also received matches in the reserves league – Revelação U23 – Championship by receiving 213 match minutes over four appearances. He even debuted in the UEFA Youth League against Juventus in October and scored his first goal in that tournament against Maccabi Haifa in November.
The Portuguese Under-18 international stands out for his technical abilities with the ball, his creativity and vision which has made pundits comparing him to João Félix.
“I am always very proud to be compared with great players. I am João Rego, João Félix is João Félix. However, he has made a great journey, and I still have a long way to go to reach his heels. I would say that we have some similar characteristics, we play practically in the same position”.João Rego, Record.pt
The player profile of João Rêgo in Football Manager 2023 tells a picture of an inverted winger who can create chances from wide positions. His dribbling, agility and technique are worthy attributes to beat his marker and come into goalscoring opportunities.
Apart from great on-the-ball traits, João Rego is a highly versatile player that could play in a number of positions and roles – making him a useful signing for any sides. Despite being a wonderful player in a possession oriented system, he could be the chance creator you need up front in a counter-attacking system despite lacking a bit of acceleration and pace.
On top of that, João Rego is a highly consistent player who can turn in great performances week in and out. Even though he is still only a teenager, his anticipation of 10, decisions of 11, movement of 11 makes him into a rather smart player both in and out of possession. He still needs to improve his aggression, work rate and stamina to be a worthy player for any sides playing with a gegenpressing tactical style, but these are weaknesses in his game you can improve by individual training.
Regardless, the remarkable potential of João Rego in Football Manager 2023 makes him a must-sign wonderkids bargains. For under €3million you’ll have a Portuguese wonderkid who can develop into one of the best players from Portugal 10 years into future!
Let us know if you have signed João Rego in Football Manager 2023 and how he developed in your save!