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Miguel Veloso

Miguel Veloso

A dynamic left-footed midfielder, Miguel Veloso is the son of António Veloso, who played for Portugal at the 1984 UEFA European Championship. Whereas his father captained SL Benfica, Veloso junior came through the ranks at city rivals Sporting Clube de Portugal.

• Joined Sporting aged 14 and enjoyed an impressive debut season in the Portuguese top flight, which ended with a Portuguese Cup win and his participation at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Netherlands, where he was the team's top scorer with two goals in three games.

• Called up to the senior national side in August 2007 and made his debut two months later in a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier against Azerbaijan, eventually claiming his place in Luiz Felipe Scolari's finals squad, where he made one appearance − in a 2-0 defeat by Switzerland.

• Key man for Sporting in 2007/08 as the club played in the UEFA Champions League, reached the UEFA Cup quarter-finals, finished second in the Liga and retained the Portuguese Cup.

• Went off the boil in 2008/09 but returned to form the following season and ended it with a couple of substitute appearances for Portugal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, after which he left Sporting for Genoa CFC.

• Impressive Serie A form in his second season at Genoa earned him a national team recall and he played from start to finish in both UEFA EURO 2012 play-off matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina, scoring in the 6-2 second-leg win in Lisbon.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-17 Championship:
winner 2003

Last updated: 20/01/12 12.07CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 25/07/2016 16:36 CET
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal0-1AlbaniaAlbania1700
04.09.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-1FranceFrance3000
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania0-1PortugalPortugal9010
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-2PortugalPortugal7000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Miguel Veloso
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 11/05/1986 (30)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Club: Dynamo Kyiv ( UKR)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    12/09/06: Sporting CP 1-0 Internazionale
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    07/05/03: Portugal 3-2 Denmark

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Portugal192
Portugal U-21123
Portugal U-1951
Portugal U-1750
Total416

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Sporting CP222
Dynamo Kyiv151
Total373
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dynamo Kyiv194
Sporting CP163
Total357
Last updated: 14/07/2016 18:51 CET