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5 players who could become the next Ronaldo

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#4 Joao Filipe

Portugal U21 v Italy U21 - International Friendly (17)
Portugal U21 v Italy U21 - International Friendly (17)

Joao Filipe is a rather unknown commodity to the footballing world. The Portuguese talent has created waves in his homeland and those who have seen him play, have touted him for big things in the future. The 19-year old has been promoted to Benfica's senior team after a string of successful performances for their 'B' team.

He has been on the bench thrice, and one can expect him to get some game-time for the senior team in the near future. He won the Euro U19 and U17 championships with Portugal and played a key role in those triumphs. He also won the Golden Boot at the U19 championships and unleashed his repertoire in the tournament. He has been a consistent performer for his country at the youth level, and one can surely expect him to come into the national team sooner than later.

He also gave a trial at Manchester United when he was 15 but wasn't accepted. The club might be regretting that decision because he is now a gem who just needs a bit of polishing.

In the 21 youth level and 'B' team games he has played for Benfica this season, he has scored 8 and assisted 7. His playing style has evoked comparisons with Ronaldo, and he definitely, has the talent to become as good Ronaldo.

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