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 Cup/UEFA Europa League: runner-up 2005, 2011
©UEFA.com 1998-2014. All rights reserved.
|The home team is listed first.||Last updated: 24/12/2014 02:01 CET|
|07.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Luxembourg||1-2||Portugal||23||0||0|
|26.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Azerbaijan||0-2||Portugal||8||0||0|
|07.06.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Portugal||1-0||Russia||1||0||0|
|17.08.2014||Portuguese First Division||Braga||3-0||Boavista||90||0||0|
|25.08.2014||Portuguese First Division||Moreirense||0-0||Braga||90||0||0|
|30.08.2014||Portuguese First Division||Braga||2-1||Estoril||90||0||0|
|13.09.2014||Portuguese First Division||Arouca||1-0||Braga||72||0||0|
|26.10.2014||Portuguese First Division||Braga||2-1||Benfica||7||0||0|
|02.11.2014||Portuguese First Division||Académica||1-1||Braga||45||0||0|
|13.12.2014||Portuguese First Division||Belenenses||0-1||Braga||20||0||0|
|22.12.2014||Portuguese First Division||Braga||3-0||Paços Ferreira||0||0||0|
|UEFA Champions League|
|UEFA Europa League|