• Date of birth : 31/08/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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A prominent member of the FC Porto side that scooped a hat-trick of major trophies in 2010/11 and won the Liga again the following campaign, Rolando is a dependable central defender who has made intermittent appearances for Portugal since his debut in 2009. An unused squad member at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he started two UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers.

• Born in Cape Verde, he moved to mainland Portugal aged 15 and played youth football for SC Campomaiorense before signing professionally at CF Os Belenenses; scored on his Liga debut in August 2004 against CS Marítimo.

• Racked up 97 top-flight appearances for Belenenses (seven goals) over four seasons, starting all 30 games under coach Jorge Jesus in 2007/08; reached the cup final in 2006/07 but lost 1-0 to city rivals Sporting Clube de Portugal.

• Joined Porto on four-year contract in 2008 and established himself as Bruno Alves's regular central defensive partner, starting all ten UEFA Champions League fixtures and scoring an important goal in a 2-1 group stage win at FC Dynamo Kyiv on matchday four.

• Won his first cap for Portugal in a February 2009 friendly against Finland but had just 46 minutes of action in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

• Responsible for some important cup goals in 2010/11 − he opened the scoring in Porto's 2-0 domestic super cup triumph against SL Benfica, repeated the feat in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg at Sevilla FC and was on target in a 6-2 Portuguese Cup final defeat of Vitória SC, which completed a treble for the Dragons.

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
winner 2011

Last updated: 30/04/12 17.21CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/06/2017 14:46 CET
02.10.2016French Ligue 1AngersAngers1-1MarseilleMarseille700
23.10.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis0-0MarseilleMarseille9000
26.10.2016French League CupThird roundClermontClermont1-2MarseilleMarseille9000
30.10.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille0-0BordeauxBordeaux9000
04.11.2016French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier3-1MarseilleMarseille9000
20.11.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-0CaenCaen9010
26.11.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco4-0MarseilleMarseille9000
30.11.2016French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne0-0MarseilleMarseille9000
04.12.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille3-0NancyNancy9000
10.12.2016French Ligue 1DijonDijon1-2MarseilleMarseille9000
13.12.2016French League CupRound of 16SochauxSochaux1-1
18.12.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-0LOSCLOSC9000
21.12.2016French Ligue 1BastiaBastia1-2MarseilleMarseille9000
08.01.2017French CupNinth roundToulouseToulouse1-2MarseilleMarseille12000
15.01.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-4MonacoMonaco9010
22.01.2017French Ligue 1LyonLyon3-1MarseilleMarseille9000
27.01.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille5-1MontpellierMontpellier9010
31.01.2017French CupPlay-offsMarseilleMarseille2-1LyonLyon12000
03.02.2017French Ligue 1MetzMetz1-0MarseilleMarseille9000
08.02.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-0GuingampGuingamp9000
12.02.2017French Ligue 1NantesNantes3-2MarseilleMarseille9000
18.02.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-0RennesRennes9000
26.02.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-5ParisParis9000
01.03.2017French CupPlay-offsMarseilleMarseille3-4MonacoMonaco12000
05.03.2017French Ligue 1LorientLorient1-4MarseilleMarseille9010
10.03.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille3-0AngersAngers9000
17.03.2017French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC0-0MarseilleMarseille9000
01.04.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-1DijonDijon9000
09.04.2017French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse0-0MarseilleMarseille9000
16.04.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille4-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9000
21.04.2017French Ligue 1NancyNancy0-0MarseilleMarseille9000
30.04.2017French Ligue 1CaenCaen1-5MarseilleMarseille9000
07.05.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-1NiceNice9000
14.05.2017French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux1-1MarseilleMarseille9000
20.05.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-0BastiaBastia9000

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General info

  • Name: Rolando
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 31/08/1985 (30)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Marseille ( FRA)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    20/09/07: Bayern 1-0 Belenenses
  • 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-2140

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 18/05/2016 10:21 CET