Clubs: CS Marítimo, FC Porto, Real Madrid CF
• Képler Laverán Lima Ferreira left Brazil for the island of Madeira as an 18-year-old, joining Portuguese top-flight club Marítimo, with whom he was a popular figure until transferring to Porto in 2004 − a year after a move to Sporting Clube de Portugal fell through.
• A difficult first season with the Dragons was followed by two title-winning campaigns − he scored a career-best four league goals during the latter − in which he became the team's defensive linchpin.
• Endured an injury-blighted start to his Madrid career after a €30m transfer in July 2007, but returned to help the Merengues to a crucial 1-0 win at FC Barcelona and featured prominently in the closing weeks of the title-winning campaign.
• His 2008/09 season ended prematurely when he received a ten-match ban following an altercation with Javier Casquero and Juan Ángel Albín in a 3-2 home win against Getafe CF.
• Made his international debut in Portugal's last UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier − 0-0 against Finland − and impressed sufficiently at the finals in Austria/Switzerland to be included in the Team of the Tournament. Returned from a long-term knee injury before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he made two outings, but was more involved at UEFA EURO 2012 as Portugal reached the semi-finals.
• Made 11 appearances in Madrid's triumphant 2013/14 UEFA Champions League campaign, but was an unused substitute during the Lisbon final victory against Club Atlético de Madrid.
UEFA EURO 2008: Team of the Tournament
UEFA EURO 2012: Team of the Tournament
UEFA Champions League: winner 2014
UEFA Super Cup: 2014
European/South American Cup: winner 2004
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|07.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Luxembourg||1-2||Portugal||90||0||0|
|11.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Portugal||3-0||Azerbaijan||90||0||0|
|12.10.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Russia||1-0||Portugal||90||0||0|
|16.10.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Portugal||1-1||Northern Ireland||90||0||0|
|22.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Israel||3-3||Portugal||90||0||0|
|26.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Azerbaijan||0-2||Portugal||90||0||0|
|06.09.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Northern Ireland||2-4||Portugal||90||0||0|
|11.10.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Portugal||1-1||Israel||90||0||1|
|15.11.2013||FIFA World Cup||Play-off for Final Tournament||Portugal||1-0||Sweden||90||0||0|
|19.11.2013||FIFA World Cup||Play-off for Final Tournament||Sweden||2-3||Portugal||90||0||0|
|16.06.2014||FIFA World Cup||Final tournament - Group stage||Germany||4-0||Portugal||37||0||0|
|26.06.2014||FIFA World Cup||Final tournament - Group stage||Portugal||2-1||Ghana||90||0||0|
|12.08.2014||UEFA Super Cup||Final||Real Madrid||2-0||Sevilla||90||0||0|
|25.08.2014||Spanish Liga||Real Madrid||2-0||Córdoba||90||0||0|
|31.08.2014||Spanish Liga||Real Sociedad||4-2||Real Madrid||90||0||0|
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