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Nani

Clubs: Sporting Clube de Portugal, Manchester United FC

• Born in the Cape Verde Islands, Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha made his debut for Sporting Clube de Portugal in a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round encounter with Udinese Calcio on 10 August 2005.

• After a 2006/07 season in which he helped Sporting to Portuguese Cup glory and the runners-up spot in the Liga behind FC Porto for the second successive campaign, he moved to United on a five-year deal for €25.5m.

• In and out of the United team in 2007/08, he nevertheless featured as an extra-time substitute in the UEFA Champions League final in Moscow, where he scored a penalty in the Red Devils' shoot-out victory against Chelsea FC.

• Played three times at UEFA EURO 2008 a few weeks later but was less involved the following season at club level as United retained the Premier League title and lost the UEFA Champions League showpiece to FC Barcelona, for which he was an unused substitute.

• Came into his own in 2009/10 after the sale of compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid CF; started half of United's top-flight matches, scored twice in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against FC Bayern München but missed the 2010 World Cup because of an injury to his left collarbone.

• Played an integral role − 11 appearances − in the Red Devils reaching the 2011 UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, where, once again, United were beaten by Barcelona.

• Scored a penalty in Portugal's UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final shoot-out defeat to Spain, but earned consolation the following season with a third Premier League title in United colours in 2012/13. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2008, runner-up 2009, 2011

Last updated: 03/07/13 16.07CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 07/12/2014 04:23 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg1-2PortugalPortugal8100
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan7600
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0PortugalPortugal9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland9001
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0RussiaRussia2400
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland2-4PortugalPortugal3500
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1IsraelIsrael9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg9010
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentPortugalPortugal1-0SwedenSweden9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-3PortugalPortugal9000
16.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany4-0PortugalPortugal9000
22.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUSAUSA2-2PortugalPortugal9010
26.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal2-1GhanaGhana9000
16.08.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-2SwanseaSwansea4500
23.08.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-0AroucaArouca7700
31.08.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-1SportingSporting9000
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal0-1AlbaniaAlbania9000
13.09.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-1BelenensesBelenenses9000
17.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMariborMaribor1-1SportingSporting9010
21.09.2014Portuguese First DivisionGil VicenteGil Vicente0-4SportingSporting9010
26.09.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-1PortoPorto9000
30.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSportingSporting0-1ChelseaChelsea9000
04.10.2014Portuguese First DivisionPenafielPenafiel0-4SportingSporting9010
11.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1PortugalPortugal6800
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal6800
18.10.2014Portuguese CupThird roundPortoPorto1-3SportingSporting9010
21.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSchalkeSchalke4-3SportingSporting9010
26.10.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting4-2MarítimoMarítimo9002
01.11.2014Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães3-0SportingSporting9000
05.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSportingSporting4-2SchalkeSchalke8911
09.11.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-1Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira9001
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0ArmeniaArmenia8801
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-0ArgentinaArgentina9000
25.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSportingSporting3-1MariborMaribor9011
29.11.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting3-0SetúbalSetúbal9000
05.12.2014Portuguese First DivisionBoavistaBoavista1-3SportingSporting3100

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Nani
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 17/11/1986 (27)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 77
  • Club: Sporting ( POR)

  • Height: 177cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    10/08/05: Sporting 0-1 Udinese
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    23/05/06: Portugal 0-1 France

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Portugal306
Portugal U-2171
Total377

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Sporting125
Man. United494
Total619
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Man. United10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Man. United30
Sporting10
Total40
Last updated: 26/11/2014 01:08 CET
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