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Within the Liga Portugal 2, Comparisonator platform identifies exceptional U23 talents across various parameters, showcasing their prowess and impact on the league. From midfield maestros creating scoring opportunities to fullbacks asserting dominance in defensive duels, these players are instrumental in shaping the competitive landscape of Portuguese football. This analysis delves into the top performers, highlighting their contributions and influence within Liga Portugal 2.

Best U23 Players in the Liga Portugal 2 in 5 Parameters

The best 5 players ranked in the selected parameters based on the matches played so far this season. These players ranked according to their per 90 min averages. In this analysis, Comparisonator team used the Recruitment Shop feature of the Platform.

  • Shot Assists
  • Progressive Runs
  • Ground Duels Won
  • Shots on Target
  • Clearances

Please note that all numbers are per 90 min data from the 2023-24 Season So Far.


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Shot Assists

Matchoi Djalo leads the league’s U23 midfielders with an impressive average of 1.99 shot assists per 90 minutes, demonstrating his vision and playmaking abilities. Famana Quizera, Rodrigo Fernandes, Rafael Luis, and Maestro also play significant roles in setting up goal-scoring opportunities for their teams.

Progressive Runs

Wingers play a vital role in driving attacking play, and John Mercado leads the charge with 2.52 progressive runs per 90 minutes. Luan, Gautier Ott, Gerson Sousa, and Gabriel Silva add dynamism and flair to the flanks, helping break down opposition defenses.

Ground Duels Won

Defensive solidity is crucial, and Rodrigo Pinheiro leads U23 fullbacks with an impressive average of 9.2 ground duels won per 90 minutes. Martim Fernandes, Pedro Carvalho, Gonçalo Negrao, and Jojo showcase their defensive prowess, ensuring resilience and stability at the back.

Shots on Target

In the striking department, Caue leads the goal-scoring charts with an average of 1.19 shots on target per 90 minutes. Benchimol, Adriano, Oche, and Bica contribute significantly, posing consistent threats and finishing opportunities in the attacking third.


Defensive organization is key, and Paulo Vitor stands tall among U23 centre-backs with 3.62 clearances per 90 minutes. Arthur Chaves, Marvin Elimbi, Gabriel Bras, and Gustavo Marques bolster the defensive line with their composure and ability to thwart opposition attacks.

Selected via Comparisonator machine learning index.
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Kemal Taş

Football enthusiast and editor @ Comparisonator.