• Date of birth : 17/11/1986
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Clubs: Sporting Clube de Portugal, Manchester United FC

• 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: 18/05/16 9.12CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/04/2017 02:05 CET
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal0-1AlbaniaAlbania9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal6800
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0ArmeniaArmenia8801
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal2-1SerbiaSerbia9000
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia2-3PortugalPortugal9000
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania0-1PortugalPortugal9000
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark8200
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-2PortugalPortugal9010
14.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-1IcelandIceland9010
18.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal0-0AustriaAustria8900
22.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageHungaryHungary3-3PortugalPortugal8110
25.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16CroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal12000
30.06.2016UEFA EUROQuarter-finalsPolandPoland1-1
06.07.2016UEFA EUROSemi-finalsPortugalPortugal2-0WalesWales8610
10.07.2016UEFA EUROFinalPortugalPortugal1-0FranceFrance12000
27.08.2016Spanish LigaEibarEibar1-0ValenciaValencia9000
01.09.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal5-0GibraltarGibraltar9020
06.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-0PortugalPortugal9000
11.09.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-3BetisBetis9000
18.09.2016Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic2-1ValenciaValencia9001
22.09.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-1AlavésAlavés9000
25.09.2016Spanish LigaLeganésLeganés1-2ValenciaValencia9011
02.10.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia0-2AtléticoAtlético8000
22.10.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-3BarcelonaBarcelona9001
31.10.2016Spanish LigaDeportivoDeportivo1-1ValenciaValencia9001
06.11.2016Spanish LigaCeltaCelta2-1ValenciaValencia9000
13.11.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal4-1LatviaLatvia6500
20.11.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-1GranadaGranada6410
26.11.2016Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla2-1ValenciaValencia9000
29.11.2016Spanish CupFirst roundLeganésLeganés1-3ValenciaValencia8500
09.01.2017Spanish LigaOsasunaOsasuna3-3ValenciaValencia1900
15.01.2017Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-1EspanyolEspanyol9001
21.01.2017Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-2ValenciaValencia9001
30.01.2017Spanish LigaLas PalmasLas Palmas3-1ValenciaValencia6700
11.02.2017Spanish LigaBetisBetis0-0ValenciaValencia9000
19.02.2017Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-0AthleticAthletic9010
22.02.2017Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-1Real MadridReal Madrid3901
16.04.2017Spanish LigaValenciaValencia0-0SevillaSevilla1000
22.04.2017Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga2-0ValenciaValencia1800
26.04.2017Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-3Real SociedadReal Sociedad6910

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General info

  • Name: Nani
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 17/11/1986 (30)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Valencia ( ESP)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 66kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    10/08/05: Sporting CP 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

Portugal U-2171

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sporting CP125
Man. United494
UEFA Super Cup
Man. United10
UEFA Europa League
Man. United30
Sporting CP30
Last updated: 14/11/2016 01:08 CET