Rubén Diogo da Silva Neves has long been one of the stars of FC Porto Academy. In the pre-season 2014, the new manager Julen Lopetegui decided that Ruben was ready to train with the first team and as a reward for his hard work and progress, he got a chance to start a friendly against Saint-Etienne, where he played very well. Few weeks later he made his professional debut, on 15th August in a league fixture against Maritimo and got himself a debut goal. He was a captain and a leader of the Portuguese U-17 national team at the2014 U-17 European Championship in Malta , where he led his team to a semi-final, which they lost against winners England. Neves was named among the top 10 talents of the tournament by a selection of UEFA reporters.
Became the youngest player to start as captain in the UEFA Champions League aged 18 years 221 days.