20
João
Mário
midfielders


Official matches 2020/21

player icon

2

Goals

1

Assistências
14
Matches

 

Date of birth

1993-01-19

Country of origin

Portugal

Height

179CM

Preferred Foot

Right

In Benfica since

13 Jul. 2021

Mário

João Mário

The Portugal international midfielder - European Champion in 2016 - arrives at Benfica after five seasons at Inter Milan.

Born in Porto, he started playing football at FC Porto in 2002/03. In the following season, he moved to Sporting, a club where he did the rest of his formative years until he made his debut with the first team in 2011/12. He also represented V. Setúbal (2013/14, on loan), and West Ham (2017/18), and Lokomotiv Moscow (2019/20), these two on loan from Inter.

A center midfielder with great organizational skills, he manages with mastery the pace of the matches. As a senior player, he won, besides the European Championship for Portugal, 1 National Championship, 1 Portuguese Cup, 1 Cândido de Oliveira Supercup, and 1 League Cup.

With a career in the youth national teams, he went from Under-15 to Under-21, where he bagged 82 caps and scored 14 goals.

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