João Moutinho

  • Date of birth : 08/09/1986
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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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: 23/01/2017 02:14 CET
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal0-1AlbaniaAlbania9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal9000
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0ArmeniaArmenia9000
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal2-1SerbiaSerbia9001
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia2-3PortugalPortugal9000
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark9010
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-2PortugalPortugal2010
14.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-1IcelandIceland7100
18.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal0-0AustriaAustria9000
22.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageHungaryHungary3-3PortugalPortugal4500
30.06.2016UEFA EUROQuarter-finalsPolandPoland1-1
06.07.2016UEFA EUROSemi-finalsPortugalPortugal2-0WalesWales1100
10.07.2016UEFA EUROFinalPortugalPortugal1-0FranceFrance5401
12.08.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-2GuingampGuingamp1000
17.08.2016UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsVillarrealVillarreal1-2MonacoMonaco900
20.08.2016French Ligue 1NantesNantes0-1MonacoMonaco9000
23.08.2016UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsMonacoMonaco1-0VillarrealVillarreal2200
28.08.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco3-1ParisParis9010
01.09.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal5-0GibraltarGibraltar9000
06.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-0PortugalPortugal6800
10.09.2016French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-4MonacoMonaco2801
14.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageTottenhamTottenham1-2MonacoMonaco9000
17.09.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco3-0RennesRennes9000
21.09.2016French Ligue 1NiceNice4-0MonacoMonaco4500
24.09.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-1AngersAngers7100
27.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco1-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
01.10.2016French Ligue 1MetzMetz0-7MonacoMonaco4501
07.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal6-0AndorraAndorra9000
10.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands0-6PortugalPortugal910
14.10.2016French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse3-1MonacoMonaco9000
18.10.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva1-1MonacoMonaco4100
22.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco2-1TottenhamTottenham900
26.11.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco4-0MarseilleMarseille2800
29.11.2016French Ligue 1DijonDijon1-1MonacoMonaco9000
07.12.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLeverkusenLeverkusen3-0MonacoMonaco9000
10.12.2016French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux0-4MonacoMonaco500
14.12.2016French League CupRound of 16MonacoMonaco7-0RennesRennes9000
21.12.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-1CaenCaen9000
06.01.2017French CupNinth roundMonacoMonaco2-1AjaccioAjaccio9000
10.01.2017French League CupFifth roundSochauxSochaux1-1
15.01.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-4MonacoMonaco900
22.01.2017French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco4-0LorientLorient2100

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: João Moutinho
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/09/1986 (30)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 8
  • Club: Monaco ( FRA)

  • Height: 171cm
  • Weight: 61kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17

  • 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: 08/12/2016 01:05 CET