Tiago Djaló

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Tiago Djaló
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Djaló with Lille in 2021
Personal information
Full name Tiago Emanuel Embaló Djaló [1]
Date of birth (2000-04-09) 9 April 2000 (age 22) [1]
Place of birth Amadora, Portugal
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) [1]
Position(s) Defender
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 70 (3)
International career
2016–2017 Portugal U17 14 (0)
2018 Portugal U18 3 (1)
2018 Portugal U19 1 (0)
2019– Portugal U21 8 (0)
Honours
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:53, 11 January 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:06, 11 June 2022 (UTC)

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

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Club career

Sporting CP

Djaló was born in Amadora, Lisbon metropolitan area to Bissau-Guinean parents, 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 the 1–1 home draw with 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, coming on as a second-half substitute. [7]

Lille

Djaló joined Lille on 1 August 2019 on a five-year deal, for an undisclosed fee reported to be within the area of €5 million. [8] [9] [10] 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 Nantes. [11] He first appeared in the UEFA Champions League on 23 October, featuring 87 minutes in a 1–1 draw against Valencia in the group stage also at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. [12]

Djalo against Salzburg in 2021 FC Salzburg gegen OSC Lille (Cl-Gruppenphase 29. September 2021) 55.jpg
Djaló against Salzburg in 2021

In the 2020–21 season, Djaló contributed 17 games to help his team win the national championship for the first time since 2011. [13] On 1 August, he started as Lille won the Trophée des Champions 1–0 against Paris Saint-Germain at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel. [14] He scored his first league goal on 6 November that year, opening an eventual 1–1 home draw with Angers. [15]

International career

Djaló won 24 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. [16] [17]

On 21 March 2022, Djaló received his first call-up to the senior squad, after Pepe tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification play-offs against Turkey. [18] In October, he was named in a preliminary 55-man squad for the finals in Qatar. [19]

Honours

Lille

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