Ruben Neves (born 13 March 1997) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers as a defensive midfielder.
Full name, Rubén Diogo da Silva Neve.
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.
Joined Wolves in June 2017.
Scored his first goal the following month against Hull City.
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