Ruben Diogo da Silva Neves (born March 13, 1997) is a professional footballer from Portugal who plays as a midfielder for both the Portugal national team and Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was developed at Porto, where he made his debut for the first team at the age of 17, and he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2017 for a reported £15.8 million.
In England, he has played more than 200 times and won the EFL Championship in just his first year. Neves played for Portugal’s youth national teams in more than 60 games. At the age of 18, he played his first senior international match for Portugal in 2015, and he was a member of the team that competed in Euro 2020.
Ruben Neves Bio/Wiki
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Neves was raised in Mozelos (Santa Maria da Feira), Aveiro District, and joined FC Porto’s youth programme at the age of eight. He also spent a season on loan at Padroense, which served as the under-16 team, during his time with the academy. During his time in the youth structures, reserve team manager Luis Castro described him as a player with “extraordinary mental qualities, to go along with technical and tactical skills”.
Neves planned to skip Porto’s under-19s and play with the reserves instead before the 2014–15 season. But after teammate Mikel Agu was hurt, Julen Lopetegui asked him to participate in preseason training with the main group.
He made his Primeira Liga debut on August 15, 2014, at the age of 17 years and five months. He started and scored in a 2-0 home victory over Maritimo, becoming the club’s youngest player ever to do so. Five days later, in a 1-0 victory over Lille, he played in his first UEFA Champions League game, shattering the previous record for the youngest Portuguese player to play in the competition.
Neves represented Portugal in the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, serving as the team’s captain and assisting Portugal in reaching the semifinals. A group of UEFA reporters selected him as one of the top 10 talents of the competition based on his performances.
Coach Rui Jorge invited Neves to the under-21 team on August 29, 2014, when he was still 17 years old. His first goal came on October 14, 2015, in a 5-4 home victory against the Netherlands in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off round.
When the tournament’s finals got underway in the Czech Republic, Neves set a new record by making his Portuguese under-21 team debut at the age of 18 years and 3 months. He played for five minutes to help Portugal defeat England 1-0 in the group stage opener. It was his only appearance, and Portugal went on to lose to Sweden in a penalty shootout in the championship game.
- EFL Championship: 2017–18
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up: 2015
- UEFA Nations League: 2018–19
Ruben Neves Net Worth
The range of Ruben Neves’s net worth or income is thought to be between $17 Million. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.
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Ruben Neves FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Ruben Neves has an overall rating of 83 and his potential is also 88.
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He is currently 26 years old (as of 2023).
He is 180 cm tall.
He plays as a midfielder.
After his transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., his net worth is $17 Million (as of 2023).