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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: 15/04/2014 02:16 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg1-2PortugalPortugal9000
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0PortugalPortugal9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland7400
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal2-3EcuadorEcuador8000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundIsraelIsrael3-3PortugalPortugal9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-2PortugalPortugal9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0RussiaRussia9000
10.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal500
17.08.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-0MálagaMálaga9000
24.08.2013Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol3-1ValenciaValencia9000
01.09.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-3BarcelonaBarcelona9001
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland2-4PortugalPortugal9000
10.09.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBrazilBrazil3-1PortugalPortugal7000
15.09.2013Spanish LigaBetisBetis3-1ValenciaValencia9000
22.09.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia3-1SevillaSevilla9001
25.09.2013Spanish LigaGranadaGranada0-1ValenciaValencia9000
28.09.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano8200
19.10.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad9000
24.10.2013UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageValenciaValencia5-1St GallenSt Gallen5601
27.10.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal4-1ValenciaValencia9000
30.10.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-2AlmeríaAlmería9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentPortugalPortugal1-0SwedenSweden9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-3PortugalPortugal9000
19.12.2013Spanish CupFourth roundValenciaValencia1-0TarragonaTarragona9000
22.12.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-3Real MadridReal Madrid9000
07.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundValenciaValencia1-1AtléticoAtlético9000
11.01.2014Spanish LigaCeltaCelta2-1ValenciaValencia9000
17.01.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-0ValenciaValencia9000
25.01.2014Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-2EspanyolEspanyol9000
16.02.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla0-0ValenciaValencia800
02.03.2014Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1-0ValenciaValencia400
09.03.2014Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-1AthleticAthletic9000
23.03.2014Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-1VillarrealVillarreal9000
27.03.2014Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería2-2ValenciaValencia9000
06.04.2014Spanish LigaValladolidValladolid0-0ValenciaValencia9000
10.04.2014UEFA Europa LeagueQuarter-finalsValenciaValencia5-0
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BaselBasel11001

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General info

  • Name: João Pereira
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 25/02/1984 (29)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 12
  • Club: Valencia ( ESP)

  • Height: 172cm
  • Weight: 68kg

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

  • 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 F.Y.R. Macedonia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Portugal130
Portugal U-21151
Portugal U-1981
Portugal U-1620
Total382

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Benfica40
Valencia50
Total90
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Valencia90
Braga190
Benfica131
Sporting230
Total641
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Braga20
Total20
Last updated: 11/04/2014 01:46 CET
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