Bruno Varela - Mover of the Month

I conducted the database update so now all games in June 2013 are reflected in the Goalimpact. In the category Mover of the Month, I report the player that saw the biggest increase in Goalimpact in that update. This month it is Bruno Varela, a 18 years old goalkeeper from Portugal. He is not only the keeper of SL Benfica B in Segunda Liga, but also the keeper of the Portuguese U20 national team.


For a young player with only few data points, the Goalimpact estimates are subject to greater statistical uncertainty. Yet, the increase from 104.0 to 109.8 in just one month is superb. Segunda Liga was already finished in June, so the increase stems from his line-ups in the qualification to the U19 European Championships. In just five days, Portugal beat Bulgaria 7:0, Czech Republic 4:1 on foreign ground, and Denmark 1:0.

Transfermarkt.de lists him with a value of 400k€. The transfer window is still open. Why wait?