Francisco Trincao Biography

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A detailed look at Francisco Trincao biography including his general information, life story, style of play and career statistics.

Francisco Trincao

is a professional player who is currently playing as a winger for Barcelona Football club and Portuguese national team. Trincao is regarded as one of the most promising talents of the football world, with some media labelling him as the best under-23 player in world football, even ahead of the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

Trincao's career has had a very interesting twist in the past two years. After graduating from Braga's academy in the 2018-19 season, He impressed in his second season with Braga, scoring 9 goals and 13 assists in 40 matches across all competitions. He was rewarded for his excellent performances at the end of the season by winning the Taça da Liga title.

Trincao was a key member of Portugal U19 team which won the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He finished the tournament with five goals and won the top scorer award. (Joint with Diogo Jot). His fine form attracted the attention of European giants, Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona. Trincao himself decided to join Barcelona and signed a 5 year FC Barcelona in the summer of 2020.

Trincao's first season with Barcelona has not gone smoothly as he has often been used as a substitute by Coach Ronald Koeman. He has struggled to regain the form he has with Braga. As of February 2021, Trincao has scored 1 goal and has assisted another in 27 games for Barcelona. However, his goal, which gave


the win in the La Liga away game against Real Betis was a wonder goal which can give the youngster more confident for the rest of the season.

Trincao's situation at Barcelona seems to be on the right track. At 21 year of age he is seen as one of Barcelona's brightest talents. Stay tuned to read more about

Francisco Trincao biography

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Francisco Trincao Bio

  • Full Name:

    Francisco Antonio Machado Mota Castro Trincao

  • Nickname:

    New Cristiano/ New Messi

  • Profession:

    Professional Footballer

Francisco Trincao Physical Stats

  • Weight:

    79 Kg

  • Height:

    1.83 m (6 ft. 2 in)

  • Eye Color: 


  • Hair Color:


Francisco Trincao Football Information

  • Position:


  • Jersey Number:

    17 at FC Barcelona and Portugal National team

  • Professional Debut:


Francisco Trincao Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Date of Birth:

    29 December 1999

  • Birth Place:

    Viana do Castelo, Portugal

  • Zodiac Sign: 


  • Nationality:


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Francisco Trincao Early Life

In this section of our article about

Francisco Trincao biography

we will present you with

Francisco Trincao childhood

and family background to see where he took his first steps as an amateur footballer.

Francisco Trincao date of birth

is at the 29th day of December 1999. It is also interesting that Trincao shares his birthday with former English international star, Kieron Dyer who is also born on the 29th of December.

Francisco Trincao nationality is Portuguese. He was born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. He grew up in a football loving family and his parents have supported him from his early days to this day.

Francisco Trincao changed many teams during his amateur career. He started his football journey at the age of 8 by joining his hometown academy,


, where he stayed for a year before passing the trial at Porto's famous academy in 2009.

Considering the level of competition at Porto's academy Trincao's parents decided to get him out of the club, thinking that a less competitive academy would suit him better in his development. Trincao went back to his first club and stayed for another year.

In 2015, Trincao moved to Braga's academy, where He continued to impress in the following two seasons and played 4 games for

Braga's Youth team

in the 2015-16 and 5 games in the 2016-17 season. He also scored his first goal for the team in the latter season before being officially promoted to the B team in 2017.

Trincao was a key member for Braga B in the 2017-18 season. He played a total of 30 games across all competitions, registering 5 goals and 5 assists to his name. During this time of his amateur career, Trincao was a member of Portugal youth teams. His biggest breakthrough came in the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where he won the title with Portugal as the top scorer of the competition with 5 goals, including one in the semi-final against Ukraine and one in the final against Italy.

Trincao idolized his dad during his early stages of his career. He chose to wear the number 17 shirt to honor his father's birthday.

"I love that number, it's my father's birthday. I was European under 19 champion with '17' as well and it is a number I am very fond of"

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Francisco Trincao Profile

In This part of the article, we will concentrate on Francisco Trincao profile which includes his career story, playing style, goal celebration as well as the reception he has got from media, fans and his colleagues.

2018-19: Impressing with Braga in his debut season

Francisco Trincao signed his first professional contract with Braga's senior side in the summer of 2018. The 19 years old sensation made his professional debut for Braga in in a home defeat against Maritimo.

On 28 December of the same year, Trincao played his first full match for the first team in a 4–0 victory at Vitoria. Five days later, Primeira Liga debut in a home defeat against


. Trincao scored his first goal for Braga's senior team on 12 December 2019 in the last group phase game of the UEFA Europa League. He also registered an assisting in the 4–2 win at Slovan Bratislava as his team advanced in first place.

On the 4th of January of the same year, Trincao was given a first league start by Braga's new manager Ruben Amorim. He scored his first domestic league goal in a 7–1 away demolition of Belenenses.  He also came on as substitute as his team won the league cup final against FC Porto. Braga. In total Trincao played 48 games and scored 9 goals for Braga's first team.

2020-21 Season: Joining Barcelona

In the summer of 2020, it was announced that Trincao will join Barcelona in a five year contract and with a fee of 31 million Euros. Many European giants including Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal were all eager to sign Francisco Trincao, but he eventually decided to join Barcelona.

Trincao made his La Liga debut in Barcelona's La Liga 20-21 season opener when he played 12 minutes of the 4–0 home victory over Villarreal. He was handed his first start for Barcelona on 20 October in the 5–1 home rout of Ferencvaros in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, replacing Antoine Griezmann.

Trincao scored his first senior goal on the 20th of October 2020, in a 5–1 win over


in the Champions League group stage, after coming on as a substitute in the 61st minute in the place of Ansu Fati.

As of February 2021, Trincao has played 29 games for Barcelona across all competitions, scoring 3 goal and providing 3 assists in those matches. Overall, he has registered 16 goals and 20 assists in 122 games during his professional career.

Trincao is under contract with Barcelona until June 2025. His latest market value is 25 million Euros, which shows that he is seen as a new talents with so much potential.

With Portugal youth teams

On the international level, Trincao was first called up to Portugal U17 side in 2015. He played 5 games for the team before being called up to the U18 team two years later. Trincao played 7 games and scored his first international goal and played seven game from January to September of 2017. He followed his fine form with 16 games and 11 goals for Portugal U19 team in 2014 and 5 games.

Trincao shone for Portugal U19 side in the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He finished the tournament as the joint top scorer (alongside Diogo Jota) with five goals and Portugal won competition. (Joint with Diogo Jota.)

Trincao made his debut for Portugal U21 side on the 5th of September 2019. He only played 5 games and scored once for the team before being called up to the senior side in Sep 2020.

Trincao made his international debut for Portugal senior side on 5 of September 2020 replacing

Bernardo Silva

in the 78th minute of a 4–1 home defeat of Sweden. As of February 2021, Trincao has played 4 games for Portugal national team and is yet to score his first goal.

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Style of Play

Francisco Trincao is a talented winger famous for his dribbling shooting and passing abilities. He gets into good positions in the final third of the pitch and is capable of scoring sudden goals as he did in Barcelona's last gasp 3-2 win against

Real Betis

in La Liga.

Despite his young age, Trincao plays with an unusual maturity on the field. He is always on the move, picking up pockets of space on the pitch. He gets about the pitch well but it is his creativity, and his dribbling ability that catches the eye. He has not been as great in Barcelona as he was for his previous team, Braga. But has shown glimpses of his quality.

In an interview after his presentation at the Camp Nue, Trincao shared what he thinks he can bring to Barcelona:

“I think I can bring my quality to the team. I’m really strong mentally, I’m always looking to score goals and provide assists and to help the team. I prefer to play on the right side but I’m going to do what the coach tells me to do. I’m going to help the team as a forward whether it be on the right side or left side.

"From my game I would highlight my dribbling, goal scoring, creating goals and hard work"

Trincao is a very versatile player. Although his main position on the field is the right winger, he has played at many different positions up the field. During his career, Trincao has played 51 games as a right winger, 14 games as a left-winger and 10 games as the second striker. Moreover, He has had experiences of playing in all of the four midfield positions.

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Trincao has been praised for his trickery on the ball control and his ability to send the final pass behind the opposition's defensive line.

He is a diminutive winger and many big clubs are interested in securing his services. Here are some of quotes on Francisco Trincao from great football figures:

"He’s working hard, trying to get minutes, I think he’s on the right path. He hasn’t played a lot recently but there’s a lot of competition. He’s a player we are counting on for the future of this club" (

Ronald Koeman


Even the best players in the history of football have faced criticism from their coaches and fans at some parts of their career. In the case of Francisco Trincao, he has been criticized for his tendency to lose the ball under pressure.


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Goal Celebration

Goal celebration is one of the most important aspects of every player's career. Some footballers tend to change their goal celebration every now and then, while some others are known to have a signature goal celebration.

The general rule is that Footballers use the chance of celebrating goals to send messages that are important to them. For some, it is only a chance to show some fun gestures. Others celebrate their goals with messages to their loved ones, and then there are those who celebrate their goals by sending societal and political messages to the society.

Trincao has scored only 16 goals so far in his career. He is a very humble player and has not celebrated his goals in any special way. One of his most memorable goals was against Real Betis in La Liga as he scored a last minute screamer to give the Catalans a much needed 3-2 win. Trincao ran to the side of the pitch to be congratulated by his team mates before getting a hug from

Lionel Messi.

After the game Trincao announced via Instagram that he bought a Lamborghini Huracan as a gift to himself for scoring his first Barcelona goal.


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Francisco Trincao outside football

Now is the time to know more about Francisco Trincao life outside of football. What are his hobbies outside football? How does he like to spend his free time and what are his favorites in the field of art? Francisco Trincao favorite activities outside football are exercising, playing video games and spending time with his friends and family members.

Trincao's closest friends in Barcelona is his Spanish team mate,

Pedri Gonzalez

. He explained in an interview on how they became close friends when they first arrived at Barcelona during the summer of 2020:

"I arrived in Barcelona early for the start of the pre-season while most of the team was preparing for the Champions League in Lisbon. I was training while in Barcelona and the same thing happened to Pedri. We arrived together and we have become two people who have a very close relationship. But everyone has been very welcoming"

Pedri on his part has hailed his friendship with Trincao:

"I have had more affinity is with Trincao because when we arrived we were training alone for the Covid issue, we arrived just at the same time and we were in the same hotel."

Francisco Trincao is regularly very active on social media. His Instagram account is


. He has around 1 million followers on Instagram.

Trincao is passionate about video games, especially the FIFA game. Francisco Trincao's rating in the latest version of the game (FIFA 21) is 75 with a potential of 90, He is left-footed and has a 3-star skill moves rating.

Trincao is still living with his parents. His other favorite sport is tennis and he has playing it since he was a teenager.

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Francisco Trincao Personal Life

One of the most interesting part of SportMob's article on Francisco Trincao biography is about his personal life. In this section we will have a look at Francisco Trincao immediate family, love life and children. We will also present you with some information about his philanthropy activities and legal issues.

Family, Children and Relationships

Francisco Trincao nationality is Portuguese. He was born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, into a family of football fans. He is the first of two kids in his family. He has a younger sister with whom he is very close. Francisco's parents decided to move to Barcelona after their son signed with the Catalan club. During his first months at Barcelona he has been living at his parent's new house.

His father, Goncalo is the manager of Francisco and according to Francisco's interviews he is very proud that his son is now a teammate of Lionel Messi, whom he considers to be the best player in the world.

Francisco Trincao has not had any public relationship so far. any new information about

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It is really interesting to know if Francisco Trincao has had any background in humanitarian work and philanthropy.

Francisco Trincao religion

is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth. There are no records of him being involved in a notable humanitarian project except gifting some of his jerseys to Charity.

Legal Issues

While some footballers have certainly gotten into legal disputes with various people and organizations, Francisco Trincao has had no legal disputes throughout his life.

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Francisco Trincao Career Statistics

In this section, we want to take a look at Francisco Trincao career statistics both on the club and international level.


Overall, Francisco Trincao has played 122 Games for two teams (Barcelona and Braga Senior and B teams) during his club career. He has registered 16 goals and 20 assists to his name.

Francisco Trincao best season individually was the 2019-20 Season in which he played 40 games for Braga's senior side, scoring 9 goals and has providing 13 assists.


On the international level Francisco Trincao career stats shows that he has scored no goal in his 4 games for Portugal. Francisco Trincao was also a member of Portugal U17, U18, U19, U20 and


youth teams and in total scored 14 goals in 38 games.

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Francisco Trincao Honors

We rap up our article on Francisco Trincao biography with a look at his honors and achievements.

During his career, Francisco Trincao has won 3 collective and individual awards. He won the Taça da Liga title in 2019–20 with Braga. He also won the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship title with Portugal U19 and was the joint top scorer of the competition, alongside Liverpool's new signing, Diogo Jota.

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