Clubs: Rio Ave FC, SL Benfica, CD Nacional (loan), Real Zaragoza (loan), Rio Ave FC (loan), Real Madrid CF
• A Spanish title winner in 2011/12 with Real Madrid CF, Fábio Coentrão was recruited at considerable cost by compatriot José Mourinho following two impressive seasons with SL Benfica. An adventurous left-back who can also play in midfield, he was a revelation for Portugal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
• Coentrão joined home-town club Rio Ave FC as a teenager, breaking through as a first-team regular in Portugal's second tier during the 2006/07 season and earning a move to Benfica.
• Struggled to impose himself at the Lisbon club and was farmed out on loan to CD Nacional and Real Zaragoza before an impressive return spell at Rio Ave in 2008/09, highlighted by a spectacular goal against FC Porto, which led to his return to Benfica.
• Came of age in 2009/10 under Jorge Jesus as Benfica scooped the Liga title for the first time in six years; also won the League Cup and made 45 club appearances in total during the campaign, scoring three goals.
• Capped for the first time by Portugal in the FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off first leg against Bosnia and Herzegovina, he was selected for the finals in South Africa and started all four matches, doubling his number of caps in the process.
• Played every minute of Portugal's UEFA EURO 2012 finals campaign, helping his side to the semi-finals before a penalty shoot-out defeat to eventual winners Spain. Recieved consolation with selection in the Team of the Tournament.
UEFA EURO 2012: Team of the Tournament
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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||20||0||0|
|22.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Israel||3-3||Portugal||90||1||1|
|26.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Azerbaijan||0-2||Portugal||90||0||1|
|07.06.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Portugal||1-0||Russia||90||0||0|
|10.06.2013||Friendlies 2010-12||First round||Croatia||0-1||Portugal||62||0||0|
|14.08.2013||Friendlies 2010-12||First round||Portugal||1-1||Netherlands||90||0||0|
|06.09.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Northern Ireland||2-4||Portugal||90||0||1|
|10.09.2013||Friendlies 2010-12||First round||Brazil||3-1||Portugal||54||0||0|
|25.09.2013||Spanish Liga||Elche||1-2||Real Madrid||90||0||0|
|28.09.2013||Spanish Liga||Real Madrid||0-1||Atlético||90||0||0|
|05.10.2013||Spanish Liga||Levante||2-3||Real Madrid||59||0||0|
|15.10.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Portugal||3-0||Luxembourg||75||0||0|
|02.11.2013||Spanish Liga||Rayo Vallecano||2-3||Real Madrid||45||0||0|
|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||52||0||0|
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