Hélder Postiga

  • Date of birth : 02/08/1982
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
 
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Hélder Postiga

Hélder Postiga

A consistent marksman at international level, Hélder Postiga returned from a two-year exile to help Portugal qualify for UEFA EURO 2012, scoring freely and re-establishing himself as the team's first-choice central striker. He joined Real Zaragoza last summer, making Spain the fifth country in which he has plied his trade.

• Quick out of the blocks in his first season at FC Porto, 2001/02, registering nine league goals, he raised that tally to 13 in 2002/03 while also scoring six times in the club's UEFA Cup triumph but missing the final against Celtic FC in Seville through suspension.

• Two goals on his first international start − against Bolivia − helped persuade Tottenham Hotspur FC to sign him; however, he scored just one Premier League goal and was sold back to Porto in 2004, despite coming on to score a late equaliser and a penalty in the subsequent shoot-out against England at UEFA EURO 2004.

• Unable to recapture club form of old, either at Porto or on loan at AS Saint-Étienne, but was included in the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad and scored another penalty against England as Portugal reached the semi-finals.

• Spent the second half of the 2007/08 campaign on loan at Panathinaikos FC, where he did enough to earn a place in Portugal's UEFA EURO 2008 squad; scored against Germany in quarter-finals.

• Back in his homeland for a three-year spell at Sporting Clube de Portugal, he found form in 2010/11 and returned to the national team under Paulo Bento, scoring twice in a shock 4-0 friendly win against Spain and further cementing his place in the side with five UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying goals, including two in the second leg of the play-off against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
runner-up 2004
UEFA Cup:
winner 2003

Last updated: 21/05/12 17.44CET

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Match log

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Hélder Postiga
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/08/1982 (32)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Deportivo ( ESP)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 79kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    01/08/01: Barry 3-1 Porto
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    02/03/99: FYR Macedonia 2-3 Portugal

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Portugal189
Portugal U-211411
Portugal U-1841
Portugal U-1672
Total4323

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Sporting80
Porto292
Total372
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Porto10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Porto125
Panathinaikos20
Sporting184
Valencia50
Total379
Last updated: 15/11/2014 01:28 CET
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