Portugal are already through to the last-16 of the World Cup thanks, in part, to a strong contingent of City players.

Along with Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias, a key player is our dynamic full-back Joao Cancelo who has made his name as one of the best attacking defenders in the world.

Cancelo has reached new heights since moving to the Etihad Stadium in 2019 and helped us to two Premier League titles.

His flexibility is priceless to Pep Guardiola, with his ability to play on either flank. More recently he’s been settled on the left side, but that doesn’t stop his creativity with his brilliant ‘Trivela’ passes with the outside of his right foot become a trademark skill.


But the 28-year-old is just as comfortable cutting inside and striking from distance or playing on the right-hand side and whipping in dangerous crosses.

For all his attacking skills, his defensive attributes shouldn’t be forgotten in helping us to maintain one of the meanest records in the Premier League and Europe.

After missing the whole of Euro 2020 when he tested positive for COVID-19, this will be Cancelo’s first involvement in a major tournament.

At last he will get to show on the international stage, the huge talent that we’ve become accustomed to at the Etihad.

Take a look at Cancelo’s recent City highlights via the video above!