• 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: 21/05/2014 02:00 CET
29.09.2013Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-1InternazionaleInternazionale9000
05.10.2013Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale0-3RomaRoma9000
20.10.2013Italian Serie ATorinoTorino3-3InternazionaleInternazionale9000
26.10.2013Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale4-2VeronaVerona9010
29.10.2013Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta1-1InternazionaleInternazionale9000
03.11.2013Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese0-3InternazionaleInternazionale5300
09.11.2013Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale2-0LivornoLivorno9000
24.11.2013Italian Serie ABolognaBologna1-1InternazionaleInternazionale9000
01.12.2013Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-1SampdoriaSampdoria9000
15.12.2013Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli4-2InternazionaleInternazionale9000
22.12.2013Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-0MilanMilan9000
06.01.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-0InternazionaleInternazionale9000
13.01.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-1ChievoChievo9000
19.01.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-0InternazionaleInternazionale9000
26.01.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale0-0CataniaCatania9000
02.02.2014Italian Serie AJuventusJuventus3-1InternazionaleInternazionale9010
09.02.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-0SassuoloSassuolo9000
15.02.2014Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-2InternazionaleInternazionale9000
23.02.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-1CagliariCagliari9010
01.03.2014Italian Serie ARomaRoma0-0InternazionaleInternazionale9000
09.03.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-0TorinoTorino9000
15.03.2014Italian Serie AVeronaVerona0-2InternazionaleInternazionale9000
23.03.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-2AtalantaAtalanta9000
31.03.2014Italian Serie ALivornoLivorno2-2InternazionaleInternazionale9000
05.04.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale2-2BolognaBologna9000
13.04.2014Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria0-4InternazionaleInternazionale9000
19.04.2014Italian Serie AParmaParma0-2InternazionaleInternazionale9010
04.05.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan1-0InternazionaleInternazionale9000
10.05.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale4-1LazioLazio9000

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General info

  • Name: Rolando
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 31/08/1985 (28)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 35
  • Club: Internazionale ( ITA)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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: 16/10/2013 02:06 CET
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