Hugo Almeida

  • Date of birth : 23/05/1984
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Hugo Almeida

Hugo Almeida

A powerful left-footed striker, Hugo Almeida has been a regular for Portugal over the past four years, appearing at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Although his career has repeatedly been hampered by injuries, he remains a danger to defences and a reliable source of goals.

• Started out with FC Porto but struggled to make the grade at first and had loan spells at UD Leiria and Boavista FC before playing the role of 'super sub' in the club's 2005/06 domestic double triumph under Dutch coach Co Adriaanse.

• A star striker at youth level for Portugal, he played in three UEFA European Under-21 Championships (2004, 2006, 2007) as well as the 2004 Olympics in Athens, having already received his first senior cap in a February 2004 friendly against England.

• Opened his UEFA Champions League account with a stunning long-range goal for Porto against FC Internazionale Milano at San Siro in 2005 and would add six further goals in that competition for SV Werder Bremen over the next five seasons.

• Won the German Cup with Bremen in 2008/09 and also helped the club reach the UEFA Cup final but was suspended for the Istanbul showdown against FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

• Returned to Turkey midway through a productive 2010/11 season for Bremen when he signed for Beşiktaş JK; added the Turkish Cup to his roll of honour after a penalty shoot-out win in the final against İstanbul BB SK.

• Scored his tenth goal for Portugal in 7-0 rout of North Korea at the 2010 World Cup and increased his tally to 15 in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Cyprus.

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup: runner-up 2009

Last updated: 21/05/12 17.43CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 27/06/2014 01:06 CET
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundGabonGabon2-2PortugalPortugal3510
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundIsraelIsrael3-3PortugalPortugal1601
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-2PortugalPortugal3210
10.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal7600
18.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor3100
26.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor2-4BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9010
15.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş7510
22.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-3GalatasarayGalatasaray6210
30.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor2-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1IsraelIsrael7000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg3200
21.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-0RizesporRizespor8000
26.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar3-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş8310
03.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-0KarabüksporKarabükspor6500
09.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor0-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş7300
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentPortugalPortugal1-0SwedenSweden2400
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-3PortugalPortugal8201
25.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-1KonyasporKonyaspor8310
30.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş8320
09.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1SivassporSivasspor9010
27.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
25.01.2014Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9010
31.01.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-2ErciyessporErciyesspor7500
07.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor1-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş6900
11.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa0-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş15120
16.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-0BursasporBursaspor7410
22.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
28.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-0AntalyasporAntalyaspor7800
15.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor2-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş2200
23.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-0AkhisarAkhisar2900
28.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor1-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş5400
05.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-1KayserisporKayserispor8100
11.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş8300
20.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
27.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor3-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
03.05.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-1KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000
11.05.2014Turkish Super LeagueElazığsporElazığspor0-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
17.05.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9010
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-0GreeceGreece4400
11.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-5PortugalPortugal6520
16.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany4-0PortugalPortugal2800

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Hugo Almeida
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 23/05/1984 (29)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Beşiktaş ( TUR)

  • Height: 191cm
  • Weight: 93kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    26/11/03: Porto 2-1 Partizan
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    07/03/01: Belgium 1-0 Portugal

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-211711
Portugal U-1984
Portugal U-1610

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 27/06/2014 01:06 CET
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