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João Moutinho

João Moutinho

Clubs: Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Porto, AS Monaco FC

• Born in the Algarve, Moutinho made his debut for Sporting in January 2005 and did enough in his first few months to earn a place in the team which lost 3-1 to PFC CSKA Moskva in the UEFA Cup final on home turf at the Estádio José Alvalade.

• Ever-present in the 2005/06 league campaign, scoring four goals in his 34 appearances, and became the club's second youngest captain when appointed to the position by Bento in 2007.

• Experienced a marathon 2007/08 campaign (62 matches), which ended with him lifting the Portuguese Cup after an extra-time win against champions Porto in the final (2-0).

• Omitted from Portugal's 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, he played instead at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, where he scored a winner against Germany in the group stage; was also on duty at the 2007 U21 Championship and UEFA EURO 2008, where he was a regular in midfield until he left the field early with an injury in a quarter-final defeat by Germany.

• Overlooked once again for the World Cup finals, he made a shock move to domestic rivals Porto in summer 2010, having played 163 Liga games for Sporting and scored 21 goals.

• Helped Porto to a runaway Liga success in 2010/11 as the Dragons wrapped up the title with five matches to spare, and was also ever-present in the club's UEFA Europa League triumph.

• Won league championships the following two seasons, before moving to newly promoted Ligue 1 club AS Monaco FC alongside club-mate James Rodríguez for a combined fee of €70m.

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League:
runner-up 2005, winner 2011

Last updated: 08/07/13 14.27CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 28/11/2015 02:04 CET
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal0-1AlbaniaAlbania9000
11.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1PortugalPortugal9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal9000
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0ArmeniaArmenia9000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-0ArgentinaArgentina9000
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal2-1SerbiaSerbia9001
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia2-3PortugalPortugal9000
16.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly0-1PortugalPortugal9000
28.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundYoung BoysYoung Boys1-3MonacoMonaco9001
04.08.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundMonacoMonaco4-0Young BoysYoung Boys9001
08.08.2015French Ligue 1NiceNice1-2MonacoMonaco9000
14.08.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco0-0LOSCLOSC6500
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAnderlechtAnderlecht1-1MonacoMonaco9000
20.09.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-3LorientLorient9000
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco1-1TottenhamTottenham9000
04.10.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-1RennesRennes1900
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark9010
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-2PortugalPortugal2010
16.10.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-1LyonLyon9000
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco1-0QarabağQarabağ9000
25.10.2015French Ligue 1ReimsReims0-1MonacoMonaco9000
01.11.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-0AngersAngers9000
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageQarabağQarabağ1-1MonacoMonaco9000
08.11.2015French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux3-1MonacoMonaco9000
21.11.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-0NantesNantes9000
26.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco0-2AnderlechtAnderlecht9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: João Moutinho
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/09/1986 (28)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 8
  • Club: Monaco ( FRA)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 61kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Round of 32)
    16/02/05: Sporting CP 2-1 Feyenoord
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    11/05/03: Hungary 0-2 Portugal

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-21162
Portugal U-1931
Portugal U-1720

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sporting CP263
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Sporting CP271
Last updated: 27/11/2015 01:35 CET