Rúben Micael

  • Date of birth : 19/08/1986
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Rúben Micael

Rúben Micael

Bought by Club Atlético de Madrid last summer but immediately despatched on loan to domestic rivals Real Zaragoza, Rúben Micael came to prominence as a goalscoring midfielder for CD Nacional in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League before joining FC Porto and winning that competition the following season.

• A native Madeiran, he left CF União in 2008 when he moved across the island to join top-flight Nacional – proved a worthy acquisition in his debut Liga campaign, which ended with the club's highest finish (fourth) and UEFA Europa League qualification.

• Took to European football with aplomb, scoring in both legs of a play-off tie against FC Zenit St Petersburg and adding five more goals in the group stage – one apiece against Athletic Club and SV Werder Bremen and three in the two games versus FK Austria Wien.

• Left Nacional for mainland Portugal in January 2010, joining Porto in a €3m deal on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

• Scored twice on his international debut, a 2-0 friendly victory against Finland in March 2011.

• Sporadically involved as Porto reached the 2011 UEFA Europa League final – for which he was an unused substitute – and left the club three months later when he moved, along with prolific team-mate Falcao, to Atlético.

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
winner 2011

Last updated: 13/04/12 11.38CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 11/05/2014 05:59 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg1-2PortugalPortugal900
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0PortugalPortugal6700
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland6100
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundGabonGabon2-2PortugalPortugal4600
10.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal2800
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal1-1NetherlandsNetherlands4600
16.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira0-2BragaBraga8400
22.08.2013UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsPanduriiPandurii0-1BragaBraga9001
26.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga2-1BelenensesBelenenses9000
29.08.2013UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsBragaBraga0-2
01.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionGil VicenteGil Vicente1-0BragaBraga2300
20.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca0-1BragaBraga8400
28.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga1-2SportingSporting7900
06.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionNacionalNacional3-0BragaBraga9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1IsraelIsrael6900
25.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga0-1AcadémicaAcadémica9000
03.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga0-1Rio AveRio Ave9000
10.11.2013Portuguese CupFourth roundOlhanenseOlhanense1-3BragaBraga9000
23.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-0BragaBraga9000
29.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga4-1OlhanenseOlhanense9000
14.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga2-0SetúbalSetúbal8210
19.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionMarítimoMarítimo2-2BragaBraga9000
22.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga2-2AroucaArouca9000
01.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting2-1BragaBraga6100
08.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga2-1NacionalNacional7100
14.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica1-1BragaBraga9000
21.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-1BragaBraga9000
26.03.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsBragaBraga0-0Rio AveRio Ave9000
30.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga0-1BenficaBenfica9000
16.04.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsRio AveRio Ave2-0BragaBraga6500
21.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionSetúbalSetúbal1-1BragaBraga9000
04.05.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga1-1MarítimoMarítimo9000
10.05.2014Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães1-0BragaBraga9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Rúben Micael
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 19/08/1986 (27)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: Braga ( POR)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Play-offs)
    20/08/09: Nacional 4-3 Zenit
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    04/06/11: Portugal 1-0 Norway

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 20/11/2013 01:16 CET
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