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Clubs: CR Vasco da Gama, UD Leiria, FC Porto

• Helton da Silva Arruda won the Brazilian championship with Vasco da Gama in 2000 and played all four games for Brazil at the Olympics in Sydney the same year.

• Moved to Europe in 2002, joining Portugal's Leiria; made 67 league appearances for the club in three seasons before switching to Porto.

• Replaced Vítor Baía as No1 in the spring of 2006 and kept a succession of clean sheets as Porto won the domestic double; also kept his goal intact in the cup final triumph against Vitória FC (1-0).

• Missed only nine league games over next three seasons as Porto claimed three further titles.

• Helped Porto to the Portuguese double again 2010/11 and featured in every game (group stage to final inclusive) as the Dragons won the UEFA Europa League by defeating local rivals SC Braga in the Dublin showpiece.

• First choice as Porto won the league again in 2011/12 and 2012/13, and ever-present in the UEFA Champions League over both seasons.

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
 winner 2011

Last updated: 08/07/13 12.12CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Helton
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 18/05/1978 (36)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 1
  • Club: Porto ( POR)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 85kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Qualifying round)
    14/08/03: Coleraine 2-1 Leiria

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 14/03/2014 01:15 CET
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