Francisco Fernandes Conceição (born 14 December 2002) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Porto.
Francisco Conceição joined Sporting's academy at the age of eight, spending six seasons at the club. He spent a season at Porto's feeder club Padroense before joining Porto's youth setup in 2018. In August 2020, Conceição signed his first professional contract with the club, and made his professional debut in a 0–1 loss against Varzim during the 2020–21 Liga Portugal 2 season. He made his debut in the Portuguese top tier in a 2–2 draw against Boavista, on 13 February 2021; four days later, he became the second youngest Porto player to feature in a UEFA Champions League match, coming on in the last minutes of a 2–1 win against Juventus in the round of 16 of the 2020–21 season.
Francisco's early promise, and his small stature (1.70m), led to comparisons to Lionel Messi in the Portuguese press, with Francisco sometimes being nicknamed "Messi do Olival" (Olival's Messi) by fans and in media outlets.
Born in Coimbra, Francisco is the fourth son of former Portugal international footballer and current manager Sérgio Conceição; his older brothers Sérgio and Rodrigo are also professional footballers.
Former Youth Teams
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