Diogo Dalot


José Diogo Dalot Teixeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [diˈoɡu dɐˈlo];[3] born 18 March 1999) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a full-back and occasionally as a winger[4][5] for Milan, on loan from Premier League club Manchester United.

Diogo Dalot
Personal information
Full name José Diogo Dalot Teixeira[1]
Date of birth (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Braga, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Full-back
Club information
Current team
Milan
(on loan from Manchester United)
Number 5
Youth career
2008–2017 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Porto B 23 (2)
2017–2018 Porto 6 (0)
2018– Manchester United 20 (0)
2020–Milan (loan) 15 (1)
National team
2014 Portugal U15 2 (0)
2014–2015 Portugal U16 8 (0)
2015–2016 Portugal U17 19 (2)
2016–2017 Portugal U19 15 (0)
2017–2019 Portugal U20 12 (0)
2017– Portugal U21 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:57, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:20, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Dalot is a product of the Porto youth system and made his professional debut for the club's B team in January 2017. He made his first-team debut in a Taça de Portugal game in October 2017. After making eight appearances for Porto, he joined English club Manchester United in June 2018.

Dalot has represented Portugal from under-15 to under-21 level. He was a member of the under-17 squad that won the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

Club career


Porto

Born in Braga, Dalot joined Porto's youth system in 2008, aged nine.[6] On 28 January 2017, he made his senior debut with the B team, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 home loss against Leixões S.C. for the LigaPro championship.[7]

Dalot first appeared with the first-team in a competitive game on 13 October 2017, starting in a 6–0 away win over Lusitano G.C. for the season's Taça de Portugal.[8] He first played in the Primeira Liga on 18 February 2018, coming on as a 75th-minute substitute in a 5–0 home routing of Rio Ave FC.[9]

Manchester United

Dalot signed for Premier League club Manchester United on 6 June 2018 on a five-year contract for a fee of £19 million.[10] He made his debut on 19 September 2018 in an away UEFA Champions League group stage match against Swiss side Young Boys.[11] On 26 January 2020, he scored the second goal in a 6–0 FA Cup win against Tranmere Rovers; it was his first goal for United.[12]

Loan to Milan

On 4 October 2020, Dalot joined Italian Serie A club Milan on loan until 30 June 2021.[13]

International career


Dalot helped Portugal win the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, scoring twice in five games in Azerbaijan including once in the final against Spain.[14] The same year, he helped the under-19 team reach the quarter-finals of the same competition.[15]

Dalot represented the nation at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup,[16] starting in all the matches in an eventual quarter-final exit.[17]

Career statistics


As of match played 21 April 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[lower-alpha 1] League Cup[lower-alpha 2] Europe Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Porto B 2016–17[18] LigaPro 3030
2017–18[18] LigaPro 202202
Total 232232
Porto 2017–18[18] Primeira Liga 6010001[lower-alpha 3]080
Manchester United 2018–19[19] Premier League 16020104[lower-alpha 3]0230
2019–20[20] Premier League 4041003[lower-alpha 4]0111
2020–21[21] Premier League 0000100010
Total 200612070351
Milan (loan) 2020–21[21] Serie A 1512010[lower-alpha 4]1272
Career total 6439120181935
  1. Includes Taça de Portugal, FA Cup, Coppa Italia
  2. Includes EFL Cup
  3. Appearance(s) in the UEFA Champions League
  4. Appearances in the UEFA Europa League

Honours


Porto

Portugal U17

Individual

References


  1. "FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019: List of Players: Portugal" (PDF). FIFA. 13 June 2019. p. 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2020.
  2. "Diogo Dalot: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  3. RTP, RTP, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal -. "Diogo Dalot a caminho do Manchester United".
  4. "Manchester United have found their new right winger – Diogo Dalot". Red Devil Armada. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  5. Luckhurst, Samuel (28 February 2019). "Solskjaer explains Man United tactical change vs Crystal Palace". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. Travassos, Nuno (3 June 2016). "Dalot, o vaivém minhoto" [Dalot, the whirlwind from Minho] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  7. ""Bês" perdem na receção ao Leixões" [B's host Leixões and lose] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  8. "Análise Lusitano 0–6 FC Porto: Como gerires o teu 'dragão'" [Lusitano 0–6 FC Porto analysis: How to run one's 'dragon'] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  9. "F. C. Porto goleia Rio Ave e volta à liderança" [F. C. Porto rout Rio Ave and reclaim first place]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 18 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  10. Stone, Simon (6 June 2018). "Diogo Dalot: Manchester United sign Porto right-back for £19m". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  11. "Man Utd: Diogo Dalot could be at club for 10 years - Jose Mourinho". BBC Sport. 19 September 2018.
  12. Stone, Simon (26 January 2020). "Tranmere 0-6 Manchester United: Reds' fans voice anger during FA Cup win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  13. "Official Statement: Diogo Dalot". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  14. "Portugal win second U17 EURO title on penalties". UEFA. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  15. "Mbappé helps France past Portugal". UEFA. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  16. "Dalot targeting back-to-back golden summers". FIFA. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  17. "Uruguay progress, Portugal pay the penalty". FIFA. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  18. "Diogo Dalot". ForaDeJogo.net. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  19. "Games played by Diogo Dalot in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  20. "Games played by Diogo Dalot in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  21. "Games played by Diogo Dalot in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  22. "FC Porto é campeão nacional 2017/2018" [FC Porto are 2017/2018 national champions] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  23. "Technical report" (PDF). UEFA. pp. 31–32. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  24. "The UEFA technical team: Team of the Tournament". UEFA. Retrieved 5 October 2017.