• Date of birth : 24/05/1983
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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A former Under-21 international, Custódio took a large step towards belated recognition at senior level when he was named as an uncapped member of Portugal's UEFA EURO 2012 squad. A tenacious midfield anchorman, he enjoyed an impressive second half to the 2011/12 season with SC Braga.

• Born in Guimaraes, he moved to Lisbon to play for Sporting Clube de Portugal at 18 and was a first-team regular for the club in the 2003/04 season, starting 27 league games.

• Helped Sporting reach the 2005 UEFA Cup final – scoring three goals en route, including one in a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United FC – but was an unused substitute for the showpiece, which the Lisbon club lost 3-1 on their own ground to PFC CSKA Moskva.

• Represented Portugal at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2004 and 2006, the latter on home soil.

• Made captain of Sporting in 2006 by coach Paulo Bento but fell out of favour and left to join FC Dinamo Moskva in summer 2007; returned to Portugal 18 months later after inauspicious, injury-wrecked spell in Russia, joining home-town club Vitória SC.

• On the move again in 2010, to Braga, and helped the Arsenalistas to the UEFA Europa League final, scoring the decisive goal against SL Benfica in second leg of the semi-final; missed the first half of the 2011/12 campaign with a toe injury but recovered to help Braga sustain a surprise Liga title challenge.

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League:
runner-up 2005, 2011

Last updated: 21/05/12 16.51CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 11/05/2014 06:29 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg1-2PortugalPortugal2300
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundGabonGabon2-2PortugalPortugal7900
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal2-3EcuadorEcuador1700
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-2PortugalPortugal800
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0RussiaRussia100
22.08.2013UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsPanduriiPandurii0-1BragaBraga1700
15.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga3-2EstorilEstoril2010
20.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca0-1BragaBraga1600
28.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga1-2SportingSporting9000
06.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionNacionalNacional3-0BragaBraga9000
25.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga0-1AcadémicaAcadémica6000
10.11.2013Portuguese CupFourth roundOlhanenseOlhanense1-3BragaBraga100
23.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-0BragaBraga1000
29.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga4-1OlhanenseOlhanense1300
07.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto2-0BragaBraga2100
14.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga2-0SetúbalSetúbal1900
05.01.2014Portuguese CupFifth roundBragaBraga2-0AroucaArouca9000
10.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga3-0GuimarãesGuimarães9000
19.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga1-1Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira9000
02.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses2-1BragaBraga9000
06.02.2014Portuguese CupQuarter-finalsBragaBraga3-1AvesAves10500
09.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga4-1Gil VicenteGil Vicente9000
17.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionEstorilEstoril2-1BragaBraga9000
22.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga2-2AroucaArouca9010
08.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga2-1NacionalNacional9000
14.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica1-1BragaBraga9000
21.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-1BragaBraga9000
26.03.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsBragaBraga0-0Rio AveRio Ave9000
13.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga1-3PortoPorto9000
21.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionSetúbalSetúbal1-1BragaBraga2100
10.05.2014Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães1-0BragaBraga9000

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General info

  • Name: Custódio
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/05/1983 (30)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 27
  • Club: Braga ( POR)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 75kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    24/09/03: Sporting 2-0 Malmö
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    16/03/00: Portugal 3-0 Austria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-2170
Portugal U-1951
Portugal MERI40
Portugal U-1681

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 16/10/2013 02:17 CET
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