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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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 25/05/2016 02:00 CET
15.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-0GuimarãesGuimarães9002
22.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionMarítimoMarítimo1-1PortoPorto9000
29.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto2-0EstorilEstoril9000
12.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca1-3PortoPorto9000
16.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv2-2PortoPorto9000
20.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-0BenficaBenfica9000
25.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionMoreirenseMoreirense2-2PortoPorto9000
29.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stagePortoPorto2-1ChelseaChelsea9000
04.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto4-0BelenensesBelenenses9001
20.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stagePortoPorto2-0M. Tel-AvivM. Tel-Aviv9000
04.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageM. Tel-AvivM. Tel-Aviv1-3PortoPorto9001
08.11.2015Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto2-0SetúbalSetúbal9001
24.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stagePortoPorto0-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv4500
28.11.2015Portuguese First DivisionTondelaTondela0-1PortoPorto9000
02.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionUniãoUnião0-4PortoPorto9001
05.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto2-1Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira9000
09.12.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageChelseaChelsea2-0PortoPorto5700
20.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-1AcadémicaAcadémica9000
02.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP2-0PortoPorto9000
06.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-1Rio AveRio Ave9000
10.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionBoavistaBoavista0-5PortoPorto9001
13.01.2016Portuguese CupQuarter-finalsBoavistaBoavista0-1PortoPorto9000
17.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães1-0PortoPorto9000
24.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-0MarítimoMarítimo9000
30.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionEstorilEstoril1-3PortoPorto9000
03.02.2016Portuguese CupSemi-finalsGil VicenteGil Vicente0-3PortoPorto9000
12.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-2PortoPorto9000
21.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-2MoreirenseMoreirense9000
25.02.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32PortoPorto0-1DortmundDortmund9000
28.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses1-2PortoPorto9000
06.03.2016Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga3-1PortoPorto9010
12.03.2016Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-2UniãoUnião9001
19.03.2016Portuguese First DivisionSetúbalSetúbal0-1PortoPorto9000
04.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto0-1TondelaTondela9000
10.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira1-0PortoPorto9000
17.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto4-0NacionalNacional9001
23.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica1-2PortoPorto9000
30.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-3Sporting CPSporting CP9000
07.05.2016Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-3PortoPorto9001
14.05.2016Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto4-0BoavistaBoavista9000
22.05.2016Portuguese CupFinalPortoPorto2-2

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Maxi Pereira
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/06/1984 (31)
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Squad number: 2
  • Club: Porto ( POR)

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 71kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • 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
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 26/02/2016 01:07 CET