Rui Patrício

  • Date of birth : 15/02/1988
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Rui Patrício

Rui Patrício

Reminiscent in appearance and playing style of the Czech Republic's Petr Čech, Rui Patrício looks set to be Portugal's first-choice goalkeeper at UEFA EURO 2012 after starting each of the last five qualifying matches. National team coach Paulo Bento was his former mentor at Sporting Clube de Portugal.

• Handed his opportunity at Sporting following the sale of Ricardo to Real Betis Balompié in 2007, he also played for Portugal at that year's FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.

• Having saved a penalty on his Liga debut against CS Marítimo in November 2006, he overcame the dual challenge of Tiago and Vladimir Stojković to become Sporting's No1 in the second half of the 2007/08 campaign; crowned the season with victory in the Portuguese Cup final, keeping a clean sheet as Sporting defeated FC Porto 2-0 in extra time.

• His UEFA Champions League debut, against Manchester United FC at Old Trafford on 27 November 2007, ended in heartbreak when compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo scored a last-minute free-kick as Sporting were beaten 2-1.

• An ever-present for Sporting in the Portuguese top flight during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons, he made his 100th Liga appearance for the club on 12 March 2011 − in a 0-0 draw at Rio Ave FC.

• An unused squad member for Portugal at UEFA EURO 2008, he did not make his senior international debut until November 2010 – as a half-time substitute in a 4-0 win against world champions Spain.

Last updated: 21/05/12 17.11CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 27/06/2014 01:06 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg1-2PortugalPortugal9000
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0PortugalPortugal9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundIsraelIsrael3-3PortugalPortugal9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-2PortugalPortugal9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0RussiaRussia9000
18.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting5-1AroucaArouca9000
24.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica0-4SportingSporting9000
31.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-1BenficaBenfica9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland2-4PortugalPortugal9000
15.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionOlhanenseOlhanense0-2SportingSporting9000
21.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-1Rio AveRio Ave9000
28.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga1-2SportingSporting9000
05.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting4-0SetúbalSetúbal9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1IsraelIsrael9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg9000
27.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-1SportingSporting9000
02.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting3-2MarítimoMarítimo9000
09.11.2013Portuguese CupFourth roundBenficaBenfica4-3SportingSporting12000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentPortugalPortugal1-0SwedenSweden9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-3PortugalPortugal9000
24.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães0-1SportingSporting9000
01.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting4-0Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira9000
08.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionGil VicenteGil Vicente0-2SportingSporting9000
14.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting3-0BelenensesBelenenses9000
21.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting0-0NacionalNacional9000
11.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionEstorilEstoril0-0SportingSporting9000
18.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca1-2SportingSporting9000
02.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting0-0AcadémicaAcadémica9000
11.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0SportingSporting9000
15.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-0OlhanenseOlhanense9000
22.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-2SportingSporting9000
01.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting2-1BragaBraga9000
09.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionSetúbalSetúbal2-2SportingSporting9000
16.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-0PortoPorto9000
22.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionMarítimoMarítimo1-3SportingSporting9000
29.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-0GuimarãesGuimarães9000
05.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira1-3SportingSporting9000
12.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting2-0Gil VicenteGil Vicente9000
19.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses0-1SportingSporting9000
03.05.2014Portuguese First DivisionNacionalNacional1-1SportingSporting9000
11.05.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting0-1EstorilEstoril9000
16.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany4-0PortugalPortugal9000

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General info

  • Name: Rui Patrício
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 15/02/1988 (26)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 1
  • Club: Sporting ( POR)

  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 84kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    27/11/07: Man. United 2-1 Sporting
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    24/09/04: Portugal 8-0 San Marino

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-2150
Portugal U-1960
Portugal U-1760

Club record in UEFA competitions

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