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João Pereira

João Pereira

A relative latecomer to the international arena, João Pereira nailed down a place as Portugal's preferred right-back during UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, starting all eight matches under coach Paulo Bento.

• Made the grade as a midfielder with SL Benfica, coming through the Lisbon club's youth system before making his debut on 17 August 2003 in a goalless draw at Boavista FC.

• Made 27 appearances − 16 from the start − in Benfica's 2004/05 Liga title win under Giovanni Trapattoni but fell out with the Italian's successor, Ronald Koeman, the following season and was despatched on loan to Gil Vicente FC, eventually signing a permanent deal with the club despite their relegation to the second tier.

• Returned to the top flight with SC Braga and spent the next two and a half seasons as the Minho club's first-choice right-back before switching midway through 2009/10 campaign to Sporting Clube de Portugal.

• Made 24 Liga appearances, scoring two goals, as Sporting qualified for the UEFA Europa League via a third-place finish in 2010/11.

• An Under-21 international, he made his senior debut, aged 26, in Paulo Bento's first match as Portugal coach, a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier at home to Denmark, and remained in situ for remainder of campaign, succeeding previous incumbents Paulo Ferreira, Miguel and José Bosingwa as the team's regular right-back.

Last updated: 21/05/12 17.14CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/02/2016 02:25 CET
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal0-1AlbaniaAlbania9000
14.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionTondelaTondela1-2Sporting CPSporting CP9000
18.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsSporting CPSporting CP2-1CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva9000
22.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP1-1Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira7900
26.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva3-1Sporting CPSporting CP9001
13.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-2Sporting CPSporting CP100
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSporting CPSporting CP1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
26.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionBoavistaBoavista0-0Sporting CPSporting CP9000
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1Sporting CPSporting CP9000
17.10.2015Portuguese CupThird roundVilafranquenseVilafranquense0-4Sporting CPSporting CP9000
25.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica0-3Sporting CPSporting CP9000
31.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP1-0EstorilEstoril9000
08.11.2015Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca0-1Sporting CPSporting CP9000
21.11.2015Portuguese CupFourth roundSporting CPSporting CP2-1BenficaBenfica12000
30.11.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP1-0BelenensesBelenenses9000
05.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionMarítimoMarítimo0-1Sporting CPSporting CP9000
10.12.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSporting CPSporting CP3-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
16.12.2015Portuguese CupGroup stageBragaBraga4-3Sporting CPSporting CP12000
02.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP2-0PortoPorto9000
06.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionSetúbalSetúbal0-6Sporting CPSporting CP9000
10.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP3-2BragaBraga9000
15.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP2-2TondelaTondela9000
30.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP3-2AcadémicaAcadémica9001

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General info

  • Name: João Pereira
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 25/02/1984 (31)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 21
  • Club: Sporting CP ( POR)

  • Height: 172cm
  • Weight: 68kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    15/10/03: Benfica 1-0 La Louvière
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    03/03/01: Portugal 4-0 FYR Macedonia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Portugal140
Portugal U-21151
Portugal U-1981
Portugal U-1620
Total392

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Benfica40
Sporting CP20
Valencia50
Total110
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Valencia110
Braga190
Sporting CP260
Benfica131
Total691
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Braga20
Total20
Last updated: 11/12/2015 01:27 CET