Top facts about Pedro Goncalves, Pote

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Pedro António Pereira Gonçalves, popularly known as Pote, is a Portuguese offensive midfielder who currently plays for Sporting CP.

The comeback - or rather development - of number 10s, championed by Bruno Fernandes, Jack Grealish, and Hakan Calhanoglu, has been a major trend in 2020/21. Pote has been constantly compared to Fernandes, a fellow countryman, and former Sporting star. Fundamentally, they are players who excel in tactical intelligence above sheer technical abilities.

Today we want to talk about the top facts about Pedro Goncalves and tell you some special facts about this star.

Top Facts about Pedro Goncalves you need to know

For starters, he is known by the nicknames Pot, Pote, and Coutinho. Pedro António Pereira Gonçalves was born on June 28th, 1998, to Maria Roupeira and António Gonçalves, his late father. He was born in Chaves, a municipality in Portugal's northwestern region.

Pedro Goncalves' mother, Maria Roupeira, had another child a few years after he was born. This time, it was from Joo, his Stepfather. André Pereira was his half-name. Brother’s The Portuguese footballer grew up in a house in the middle of a football field with his younger brother.

Pedro Goncalves' numbers have sparked a huge debate over whether or not to capitalize on a breakout season. The ability to score goals is a standout feature of Goncalves' style that has piqued the interest of rival clubs. The overperformance of his xG may, however, be viewed with caution based on one season. Despite the absence of data, his effectiveness in the last third is undeniably high and difficult to overlook.

The scatter plot on the left depicts attackers' ball advancement in Liga NOS (represented by Dribbles and Deep Completions). Pote is near the mean and median of these stats when compared to his contemporaries, with 3.51 dribbles/90 and 0.96 deep completions/90.

This puts analysts in a difficult position since, while the Portuguese kid stands out in an output measure, he doesn't stand out in input metrics that are crucial for a team's possession to advance from passive to potent.

In addition, his overall touches per game aren't particularly high. Goncalves, on the other hand, is particularly clinical in front of goal, averaging 3.92 effective attacking actions per game. This is evidenced by the fact that he also averages 2.8 touches in the box per 90 minutes and 2.28 shots per 90 minutes.

As a result, you may not see him on the field very much, but he has the ability to generate critical opportunities without a large number of input metrics.

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Pedro Goncalves bio

  • Full Name:

    Pedro António Pereira Gonçalves

  • Nickname:


  • Date of Birth:

    Jun 28, 1998

  • Birth Place:

    Vidago, Portugal

  • Marital Status:


  • His girlfriend:

    Bruna Rafaela

  • Age:

    23 years old

  • Profession:


  • Nationality:


  • Zodiac Sign:


  • Height:

    1.73 m

  • Weight:

    66 Kg

  • Position: 

    midfield - Attacking Midfield

  • Clubs:

    Sporting CP, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Famalicão

With all of the background details in hand, we'll look at Pedro Goncalves's childhood as well as his family and career in the next segment of interesting and top facts about Pedro Goncalves.

Pedro Goncalves early life

Pedro's life was stolen from him when he was just a one-month-old baby, and he became the man who subsequently became his Daddy figure.

Pedro Goncalves' mother, Maria Roupeira, had another child a few years after he was born. This time, it was from Joo, his Stepfather.

André Pereira was his half-name. Brother’s The Portuguese footballer grew up in a house in the middle of a football field with his younger brother.

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Pedro Goncalves career

The first team he played in was Wolverhampton Wanderers and now we want to know about it.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

In July 2017, Gonçalves signed a two-year contract with

Wolverhampton Wanderers

from Valencia CF. He was born in the village of Vidago in Chaves, Vila Real District. On August 28, 2018, he made his only competitive debut for the first team, coming on as a 62nd-minute substitute for Elliot Watt in a 2–0 away win over Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL Cup second round.


On July 2, 2019, Gonçalves returned to Portugal, signing a five-year contract with recently promoted

F.C. Famalico

alongside colleague Joo Caiado. On August 10, he made his Primeira Liga debut, appearing in the full 2–0 victory over C.D. Santa Clara. One month later, he scored his debut goal, which helped the hosts defeat F.C. Paços de Ferreira 4–2.

From 40 appearances at the Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho, Gonçalves scored seven goals in all competitions.

Sporting CP

Gonçalves signed a five-year contract with

Sporting CP

of the same league on August 18, 2020. With two goals in a 4–0 win over C.D., he had five goals in his first six league games, second-best in the league. Tondela on November 1.

He scored and was sent off in a 2–2 tie with his previous club on December 5th; it was his eleventh goal in six outings. He scored 23 goals for the winners this season, one more than S.L. Benfica's Haris Seferovic to win the individual award and become the first national player to do so since Domingos Paciência in 1996.


On September 4, 2020, Gonçalves won his first cap for


at the under-21 level, in a 4–0 win in Cyprus in the UEFA European Championship qualifications for 2021. He scored twice against Gibraltar (3–0) in another away match for the same competition on October 13th.

Fernando Santos chose Gonçalves for his UEFA Euro 2020 squad in May 2021, after he had previously competed in the first stage of the under-21 finals, which had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pedro Goncalves family and relationship

The Portuguese player was brought up in a middle-class family. António, his late father, was a fireman director at Vidago. His first family residence is just a 17-minute drive from his office.

Pedro Goncalves' mother, on the other hand, is a launderer who worked for

Vidago FC

, the village's football club. She did not only wash the footballers' clothes, but she also cooked for them.

This province includes Chaves, where he was born. It's only ten kilometers from the Spanish border. Trás-os-Montes is a popular tourist destination in Portugal, including extensive plateaus, river valleys, mountains, and castles.

Pedro Goncalves was born in Chaves, Trás-os-Montes, but grew up in Vidago hamlet after his mother remarried his stepfather. As a result, he is referred to as a Vidago boy.

Pedro Goncalves and Bruna Rafaela Love Story

Pedro Goncalves decided to get his heart grabbed by a lady on January 12th, 2018. It occurred around the time of his senior football graduation — from Wolves. Bruna Rafaela allegedly stole the footballer's heart. He has never stopped loving her since then.

First and foremost, Pot's sweetheart celebrates her birthday on September 23rd. Bruna is a fashion model with a strong interest in medicine and nature, according to her social media bio.

Bruna Rafaela and Pedro Goncalves started dating in 2018 and have been celebrating their love throughout the year. In the city of Lisbon, Portugal, they share a home with their dog.

One thing is certain for these two, based on the way they approach their love lives. The fact that our son will drop the big question and we will marry sooner rather than later.

Pedro Goncalves style of play

Pedro Gonçalves has earned a reputation as a technically skilled performer. Even though he isn't normally a striker, an attacking midfielder who is well-versed in being the team's sole creative force as well as a constant goal maker. Because of his importance and leadership in the attack, he's already garnered comparisons to former player Bruno Fernandes. It's no small feat for him to have scored 34 goals in the league.

And few close to him are surprised that he's putting up such impressive figures in front of goal so early in the season. That's how good Gonçalves is.

The 23-year-old has made an instant impact in the position left vacant by Bruno Fernandes, averaging a goal per 83 minutes, which is better than the Old Trafford superstar. Fernandes scored once every 191 minutes during his final season at Sporting

Pedro Goncalves honors

Pedro Goncalves, as an Attacking midfielder with 34 goals scored in various clubs and Portugal team, has a very interesting statistic, especially in the two teams of Sporting CP, and Famalicão. However, in the national competitions in the Portugal team, Pedro Goncalves won the Primeira Liga Team of the Year 2020–21.

Sporting CP

  • Primeira Liga: 


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  • Primeira Liga top scorer:


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Pedro Goncalves issues

While some footballers at various levels have certainly had legal problems, Pedro Goncalves has never had a legal dispute in his lifetime.

Pedro Goncalves Net Worth

The net worth or net income of Pedro Goncalves is believed to be between $1 million and $5 million USD. He has accumulated significant wealth from his principal career as a pop singer.

Pedro Goncalves Religion

We'll start with his first name to understand his viewpoint. Pedro is a Galician, Spanish, and Portuguese name for Biblical Peter, as the name implies.

The name means "stone, rock" in Latin. Pedro Goncalves is a Christian, to cut a long story short. He is also highly likely among the 81 percent of Roman Catholics in Portugal.

Pedro Goncalves Nickname

Pedro Gonçalves' family never ran out of food when he was a kid. Because of his mother's employment, there was plenty of food to go around. As a result, Pedro was a voracious eater. This action had ramifications.

Because he ate so much as a child, the midfielder grew to be so large. Pedro could still play football despite his size. He developed a potbelly as a result of his insatiable appetite for food. Pedro became known as "Pot" as a result of this. This nickname morphed into “Pote” and eventually “Potinho” as time went on.

Pedro Goncalves Personal Life

You probably became acquainted with him after watching him score goals for Sporting CP. Knowing Pedro Goncalves from a professional standpoint, you may wonder, "Who is Pedro Goncalves outside of football?"

First and foremost, he is a naturally humble and easygoing individual. Pedro, once again, has a strong personality and believes that today is the best day of his life, and tomorrow may not be. To put it another way, one should take advantage of the sunshine while it lasts.

Last but not least, when it comes to his personal life, Pedro enjoys hanging out in pubs.

Living with an Old Woman

Potinho lived in a residential home on the advice of his parents and Jorge. Braga advised him to live with an elderly lady who received a stipend from the club.

Pedro shared an apartment with her near the de Maio Stadium, which is a five-minute drive from Braga. She fed him breakfast, and they went out to eat for lunch and dinner on occasion.

The youngster almost grew up on his own, and it was difficult for him to be so far away from his family. Pedro, on the other hand, never considered giving up. He only went home on weekends to see his family.

Pedro Goncalves Lifestyle

Cooling down in a distant coastal resort conjures up vivid recollections that make one feel better and more upbeat. Pot does this with his sweetheart in his pursuit of healthy living. It does make a difference in terms of reducing football-related stress.

Pedro Goncalves Education

The footballer from Portugal went to school. Coutinho, according to research, was more interested in football than academics. With little time for education, he was always seen in the streets playing the game in style. Pedro also played football on the primary school's field.

During his boyhood, he would occasionally shoot the ball against fire ambulances at the Vidago Fire Station due to his excessive football playing.

Some Short Top Facts about Pedro Goncalves

  • Pedro was born for football and raised on a soccer field, but attempted Handball before becoming a national superstar.

  • Pedro played handball in school sports - during his boyhood, according to Vidago's president, Paulo Lopes.

  • Almost everyone in the village of Vidago, where Pedro Goncalves's family lives, is a fan of FC Porto or Benfica. Pedro's stepfather, who is also his mother's brother, and his mother are all Benfica supporters.

  • Surprisingly, once Pedro (Potinho) started building a name for himself at Sporting, things changed for a lot of people (including Pedro's family).

  • Everyone in Vidago is now rooting for Pedro Gonçalves, a respected son of the area. All they want now is for Sporting to win and Pedro to keep scoring goals.

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