Who is Ruben?

Ruben (full name – Rúben Gonçalo da Silva Nascimento Vinagre, try and name your baby after that one! ) first started playing football in the Sporting CP youth system, before moving to Monaco in 2015.  He didn’t make a single appearance for the Monaco senior squad before moving to Wolves in 2017 on a Season long loan.  He won praise from Wolves and was bought back the following season as a permanent signing and now resides in and around the first team squad.  His performance against Watford was another on a growing list showing how talented the youngster (only 19) really is, and how much space he has to develop too.

The Man against City

ruben vinagre v man city - kyle walker

The first time Wolves fans really took note of Vinagre was in the cup last season against Man City, away from home at the Ethiad.  Ruben put in a performance of the highest quality, running rings around Premier League and England defender, Kyle Walker.  Wolves fans sat up and took notice, and ever since, Ruben has been a developing star at the club, turning in performance after performance.  Just look at the video below to see his ‘mad skills’ against Kyle Walker.

Watford Appearance

This latest appearance from Ruben made him the starring player in an otherwise poor performance from Wolves.  He reacted on Twitter to the result following the game:


What do you think of Ruben Vinagre?  Do you think he has what it takes to knock Jonny off his throne and earn a first team starting spot?  Let us know your thoughts!