Paulo Machado

  • Date of birth : 31/03/1986
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Paulo Machado

Paulo Machado

Clubs: FC Porto, CF Estrela da Amadora (loan), UD Leiria (loan), Leixões SC (loan), AS Saint-Étienne (loan), Toulouse FC, Olympiacos FC

• Joined Porto as a schoolboy and made his senior debut, under coach José Mourinho, in the 2003/04 season.

• Helped Portugal win the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, on home soil, in 2003, defeating Spain 2-1 in the final; also played at 2007 U21 European finals in the Netherlands.

• Tied himself contractually to Porto in summer 2005 but spent the next three seasons elsewhere gaining Portuguese top-flight experience, with loan spells at CF Estrela da Amadora, UD Leiria and Leixões SC.

• Still unable to command a place at Porto, he spent the 2008/09 season on loan to French club AS Saint-Étienne and made such a strong impact in Ligue 1, making 35 appearances and scoring three goals, that he was subsequently signed permanently by Toulouse.

• Made 65 Ligue 1 appearances in first two seasons at Toulouse, scoring nine goals, and earning promotion to the Portuguese national team, for whom he made four substitute appearances in friendlies during the 2010/11 season; scored in each of Toulouse's first two league games in 2011/12.

• Helped Toulouse to eighth in his final season in France before moving to Greece with champions Olympiacos. Played all six UEFA Champions League group stage games for his new club, scoring once, and lifted a domestic league and cup double in his first season. 

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-17 Championship:
winner 2003

Last updated: 22/08/13 17.39CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/07/2016 01:08 CET
12.07.2016UEFA Champions LeagueSecond qualifying roundVardarVardar1-2Dinamo ZagrebDinamo Zagreb9000
20.07.2016UEFA Champions LeagueSecond qualifying roundDinamo ZagrebDinamo Zagreb3-2VardarVardar9010

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Paulo Machado
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 31/03/1986 (30)
  • Country: Portugal

  • Height: 174cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    02/10/08: St-Étienne 2-1 H. Tel-Aviv
  • 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

Portugal U-21124
Portugal U-1980
Portugal U-1750

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dinamo Zagreb171
UEFA Europa League
Dinamo Zagreb51
Last updated: 21/07/2016 01:08 CET