Tiago Djaló

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Tiago Djaló
Tiago Djalo February 2018.jpg
Djaló in 2018
Personal information
Full name Tiago Emanuel Embaló Djaló [1]
Date of birth (2000-04-09) 9 April 2000 (age 21) [1]
Place of birth Amadora, Portugal
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) [1]
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Lille
Number 3
Youth career
2009–2012 Metralhas
2012–2013 Damaiense
2013–2018 Sporting CP
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2017–2018 Sporting CP B 12 (1)
2019 Milan 0 (0)
2019– Lille 39 (1)
National team
2016–2017 Portugal U17 14 (0)
2018 Portugal U18 3 (1)
2018 Portugal U19 1 (0)
2019– Portugal U21 6 (0)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 18:50, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2021

Tiago Emanuel Embaló Djaló (Portuguese pronunciation:  [tiˈaɣu dʒɐˈlɔ] ; 9 April 2000) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a central defender for French club Lille OSC.

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Club career

Sporting CP

Djaló was born in Amadora, Lisbon metropolitan area of Bissau-Guinean descent, and he joined Sporting CP's academy in 2013 from Sport Futebol Damaiense. [2] On 24 February 2018, still a junior, he made his professional debut in the LigaPro with their reserves, playing 74 minutes in a 2–2 home draw against Académica de Coimbra. [3]

On 11 April 2018, Djaló scored his first goal in the second division, closing a 1–1 home draw with F.C. Famalicão. [4]

Milan

In January 2019, Djaló was signed by A.C. Milan as his contract with Sporting was about to expire. [5] In July, alongside several other youth team players, he was invited to train with the first team by the newly appointed coach Marco Giampaolo. [6] He appeared in his only match for the club in a friendly with Novara Calcio, coming on as a second-half substitute. [7]

Lille

Djaló joined Lille OSC on 1 August 2019 for an undisclosed fee, on a five-year deal. [8] [9] He made his debut in the French Ligue 1 ten days later, starting in central defence alongside his compatriot José Fonte in the 2–1 home victory over FC Nantes. [10] He first appeared in the UEFA Champions League on 23 October, featuring 87 minutes in a 1–1 draw against Valencia CF in the group stage also at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy . [11]

In the 2020–21 season, Djaló contributed 17 games to help his team win the national championship for the first time since 2011. [12]

International career

Djaló won 21 caps for Portugal at youth level. His first for the under-21 side occurred on 14 November 2019, in a 0–0 friendly draw against Slovenia held in Estoril. [13] [14]

Honours

Lille

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