Beto joined Everton in the final week of the 2023/24 summer transfer window from Udinese for an undisclosed fee, the striker agreeing a four-year contract until the end of June 2027.
The 6ft 4in Portuguese - whose full name is Norberto Bercique Gomes Betuncal - became the Blues’ fifth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Ashley Young, Arnaut Danjuma, Youssef Chermiti and Jack Harrison.
A powerful hard-working forward boasting a quick burst of pace, aerial ability and with excellent hold-up play, Beto has reached double figures for goals in each of his past four seasons.
He was Udinese’s top scorer in 2022/23, having netted 11 times in his debut campaign for the Serie A club in 2021/22.
Born in Lisbon, Beto spent time in Benfica's famed academy before continuing his journey at Portuguese amateur side URD Tires and later signing for Clube Olimpico do Montijo, scoring 21 goals in his only season with the third division team.
His impressive form paved the way for a move to the Primeria League, joining Portimonense in June 2019. After making 10 appearances as a substitute in his maiden campaign, Beto was the club’s top scorer in 2020/21 with 14 goals.
That caught the attention of Udinese, leading to a switch to the Serie A outfit on the final day of the 2021 summer transfer window, initially on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy.
Beto scored four goals in his first 10 league appearances in Italy, going on to grab a hat-trick in a 5-1 win over Cagliari in April 2022.
In 2022/23, the Portuguese averaged 0.42 goals per 90 minutes in Serie A, while his aerial duel success of 51.2 per cent put him in the top 20 per cent of forwards across Europe’s top five leagues.
Contracted until: June 2027