João Félix, the fourth most expensive player of all time, burst through with Benfica after moving to the Portuguese giants as a youth player in 2015 – having already been released by rivals Porto for being too skinny. He made his debut for Benfica B in Portugal’s LigaPro aged 16, and in doing so became their youngest ever player.
Felix made his first senior start for Benfica in August 2018 and scored his first goal a week later against rivals Sporting Lisbon, becoming the youngest ever goalscorer in a Lisbon derby. A further record followed when he became the youngest to score a hat-trick in the Europa League, in a 4-2 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. During the 2018/19 league season, Felix also impressively averaged one key contribution – either goal or assist – every 72 minutes.