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Maxi Pereira

Maxi Pereira

Clubs: Defensor Sporting Club, SL Benfica

• A native of Montevideo, Maxi Pereira joined Defensor as a schoolboy, making his senior debut at 18.

• Went on to make 95 league appearances for Defensor over a five-year period, scoring 20 goals; alternated between right-back and right-wing.

• Transferred to Benfica in summer 2007 in a joint move with Cristian Rodríguez; started in midfield but switched to right-back and made an important contribution from that position to the Eagles' 2009/10 Liga title triumph, making 25 appearances and scoring two goals.

• Won his first cap for Uruguay on 26 October 2005 against Mexico (1-3) and represented his country at the 2007 Copa América before starring for the Celeste at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, starting all seven games and scoring his first international goal late on in the 3-2 semi-final defeat by the Netherlands.

• Benfica's undisputed right-back in European and domestic competition in 2010/11, he scored his first goal of season in a 2-1 home win against Paris Saint-Germain FC in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League.

• A key element as Benfica earned three successive second-placed finishes in the league, and made the final of the UEFA Europa League in 2013. However, missed the showpiece defeat to Chelsea FC through suspension. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League: runner-up 2013

Last updated: 08/07/13 15.10CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/04/2014 02:30 CET
18.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionMarítimoMarítimo2-1BenficaBenfica8600
25.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-1Gil VicenteGil Vicente9000
31.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-1BenficaBenfica9000
14.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica3-1Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira4500
17.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenficaBenfica2-0AnderlechtAnderlecht1500
22.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães0-1BenficaBenfica900
28.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-1BelenensesBelenenses9000
06.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionEstorilEstoril1-2BenficaBenfica8900
27.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0NacionalNacional9000
01.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica0-3BenficaBenfica9000
01.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-3BenficaBenfica9000
06.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-2AroucaArouca9000
15.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionOlhanenseOlhanense2-3BenficaBenfica9000
20.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionSetúbalSetúbal0-2BenficaBenfica9000
04.01.2014Portuguese CupFifth roundBenficaBenfica5-0Gil VicenteGil Vicente9000
12.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0PortoPorto9000
19.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0MarítimoMarítimo9000
01.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionGil VicenteGil Vicente1-1BenficaBenfica9000
05.02.2014Portuguese CupQuarter-finalsPenafielPenafiel0-1BenficaBenfica9000
11.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0SportingSporting9000
16.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira0-2BenficaBenfica9000
02.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses0-1BenficaBenfica9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundAustriaAustria1-1UruguayUruguay6400
09.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0EstorilEstoril9000
17.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionNacionalNacional2-4BenficaBenfica9000
26.03.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsPortoPorto1-0BenficaBenfica9000
07.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica4-0Rio AveRio Ave9000
13.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca0-2BenficaBenfica9000
16.04.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsBenficaBenfica3-1PortoPorto9000
20.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0OlhanenseOlhanense9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Maxi Pereira
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 08/06/1984 (29)
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: Benfica ( POR)

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 71kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    18/09/07: Milan 2-1 Benfica

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Benfica343
Total343
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Benfica323
Total323
Last updated: 04/04/2014 01:05 CET
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