Nuno Albertino Varela Tavares is a professional footballer currently signed under club Arsenal of the Premier League as a defender. He wears the number 20 shirt and had been a very active junior football player before turning professional in 2018.
Tavares started playing football at a young age. At only 9 years of age, he started his youth football career under the Casa Pia. He was with the club until 2010 before transferring to Sporting CP. This Lisbon-based club allowed Tavares to train and play for them until 2013, wherein he was transferred back to Casa Pia until 2015. From 2015 to 2018, Tavares became a junior footballer for club Benefica. By October 27, 2018, he made his professional debut and win in the 90-minute match played by Benefica and Sporting da Covilha.
After debuting as a professional footballer under Benefica in 2018, Tavares made his debut in the Supertaca Candido de Oliveira, wherein his team an impressive 5-0 score against Sporting CP. A week after this debut, Tavares experienced his first match under Premeira Liga. This was also the time when he made his first goal, which contributed to Benfica’s 5-0 home win. After achieving a good running record with Benefica, he transferred to Arsenal with an 8-million-pound long-term contract on July 10, 2021. As a professional footballer, Tavares made a total of 44 appearances and one goal.
Aside from playing for professional football clubs, Tavares also is a member of the national football team of Portugal. This membership started in 2018 and is still ongoing. Since 2018, he has made a total of 24 appearances and 1 goal.
Furthermore, several football expert and enthusiasts believe that the young Tavares is a very talented footballer that can provide an excellent back-up to the left-back position. This comment arose after Arsenal announced their intent to sign him in as one of their players after being scouted by several clubs across Europe.
Career Facts and Highlights:
- Total Goals as a professional: 2
- Champion Juniorese 2019
- Champion Super Cup 2019
- Winner 2019 International ChampionsCup
- Honors: 2019 Supertaça Cândido deOliveira