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João António Antunes Carvalho (born 9 March 1997) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for English club Nottingham Forest as a midfielder.

João Carvalho
Personal information
Full name João António Antunes Carvalho
Date of birth (1997-03-09) 9 March 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Castanheira de Pera, Portugal
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
Number 10
Youth career
2005–2015 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Benfica B 80 (9)
2017–2018 Benfica 7 (0)
2017Vitória Setúbal (loan) 15 (1)
2018– Nottingham Forest 38 (4)
National team
2012 Portugal U15 2 (0)
2012–2013 Portugal U16 8 (0)
2013–2014 Portugal U17 12 (1)
2015 Portugal U18 6 (2)
2015–2016 Portugal U19 11 (1)
2016 Portugal U20 1 (0)
2016–2018 Portugal U21 20 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2019

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Club careerEdit

BenficaEdit

Born in Castanheira de Pera, Leiria District, Carvalho joined S.L. Benfica's youth system as an 8-year-old.[1] On 11 January 2015, still a junior, he made his professional debut with their B-team, coming on as a late substitute in a 3–2 home win against FC Porto B for the Segunda Liga championship.[2]

On 8 January 2017, Carvalho scored twice in a 3–2 home win over Vitória S.C. B.[3] Late in that month, he signed with Vitória F.C. on a half-year loan deal.[4] He made his Primeira Liga debut with the latter on 5 February, replacing João Amaral late into the second half of an eventual 1–2 away loss to F.C. Arouca;[5] he scored his first goal in the competition on 19 March, helping to a 1–1 draw against FC Porto at the Estádio do Dragão.[6]

Carvalho made his competitive debut for Benfica's first team on 14 October 2017, featuring ten minutes in a 1–0 away success over S.C. Olhanense for the Taça de Portugal.[7]

Nottingham ForestEdit

On 14 June 2018, Carvalho signed a five-year contract with EFL Championship side Nottingham Forest for a club-record transfer fee of £13.2m (€15 million).[8][9][10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 5 May 2019[11][12]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica B 2014–15 11 1 11 1
2015–16 37 2 37 2
2016–17 19 6 19 6
2017–18 5 0 5 0
Total 80 9 80 9
Vitória Setúbal (loan) 2016–17 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Benfica 2017–18 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
Nottingham Forest 2018–19 38 4 1 0 1 0 40 3
Career total 140 14 1 0 2 0 1 0 144 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "João Carvalho pede ajuda: "O meu paraíso, a minha terrinha, virou inferno"" [João Carvalho asks for help: «My paradise, my little land, is now hell»] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Benfica B-FC Porto B, 3–2 (crónica)" [Benfica B-FC Porto B, 3–2 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. 11 January 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Benfica B-V. Guimarães B, 3–2: Saponjic garante triunfo aos 90'+4" [Benfica B-V. Guimarães B, 3–2: Saponjic confirms triumph at 90'+4]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 January 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  4. ^ "João Carvalho cedido ao V. Setúbal até final da época" [João Carvalho ceded to V. Setúbal until the end of the season]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 January 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Kuca relança Arouca e trava Vitória de Setúbal" [Kuca relaunches Arouca and halts Vitória de Setúbal]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 5 February 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Quem é João Carvalho, o "encarnado" do V. Setúbal que gelou o Dragão?" [Who is João Carvalho, the V. Setúbal "red" who froze the Dragon?]. Público (in Portuguese). 21 March 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Olhanense 0–1 Benfica" (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  8. ^ "João Carvalho and Diogo Gonçalves complete Nottingham Forest moves from Benfica". BBC Sport. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Forest agree double signing". Nottingham Forest F.C. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ "João Carvalho transferred to Nottingham Forest". S.L. Benfica. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  11. ^ João Carvalho at ForaDeJogo  
  12. ^ João Carvalho at Soccerway  

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