Maxi Pereira

  • Date of birth : 08/06/1984
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Uruguay Uruguay
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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: 24/10/2016 15:04 CET
12.08.2016Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-3PortoPorto9000
17.08.2016UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsPortoPorto1-1RomaRoma9000
20.08.2016Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-0EstorilEstoril9000
23.08.2016UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsRomaRoma0-3PortoPorto4500
01.10.2016Portuguese First DivisionNacionalNacional0-4PortoPorto1700

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Maxi Pereira
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/06/1984 (32)
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Squad number: 2
  • Club: Porto ( POR)

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 71kg

  • 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: 19/10/2016 01:18 CET