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Rui Patrício

Rui Patrício

Reminiscent in appearance and playing style of the Czech Republic's Petr Čech, Rui Patrício looks set to be Portugal's first-choice goalkeeper at UEFA EURO 2012 after starting each of the last five qualifying matches. National team coach Paulo Bento was his former mentor at Sporting Clube de Portugal.

• Handed his opportunity at Sporting following the sale of Ricardo to Real Betis Balompié in 2007, he also played for Portugal at that year's FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.

• Having saved a penalty on his Liga debut against CS Marítimo in November 2006, he overcame the dual challenge of Tiago and Vladimir Stojković to become Sporting's No1 in the second half of the 2007/08 campaign; crowned the season with victory in the Portuguese Cup final, keeping a clean sheet as Sporting defeated FC Porto 2-0 in extra time.

• His UEFA Champions League debut, against Manchester United FC at Old Trafford on 27 November 2007, ended in heartbreak when compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo scored a last-minute free-kick as Sporting were beaten 2-1.

• An ever-present for Sporting in the Portuguese top flight during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons, he made his 100th Liga appearance for the club on 12 March 2011 − in a 0-0 draw at Rio Ave FC.

• An unused squad member for Portugal at UEFA EURO 2008, he did not make his senior international debut until November 2010 – as a half-time substitute in a 4-0 win against world champions Spain.

Last updated: 21/05/12 17.11CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/12/2015 03:43 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
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal2-1SerbiaSerbia9000
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia2-3PortugalPortugal9000
14.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionTondelaTondela1-2Sporting CPSporting CP9000
18.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsSporting CPSporting CP2-1CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva9000
22.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP1-1Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira9000
26.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva3-1Sporting CPSporting CP9000
30.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica1-3Sporting CPSporting CP9000
04.09.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-1FranceFrance9000
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania0-1PortugalPortugal9000
13.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-2Sporting CPSporting CP9000
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSporting CPSporting CP1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
21.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP1-0NacionalNacional9000
26.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionBoavistaBoavista0-0Sporting CPSporting CP9000
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1Sporting CPSporting CP9000
04.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP5-1GuimarãesGuimarães9000
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark9000
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-2PortugalPortugal9000
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSporting CPSporting CP5-1SkënderbeuSkënderbeu9000
25.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica0-3Sporting CPSporting CP9000
31.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP1-0EstorilEstoril9000
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSkënderbeuSkënderbeu3-0Sporting CPSporting CP1700
08.11.2015Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca0-1Sporting CPSporting CP9000
21.11.2015Portuguese CupFourth roundSporting CPSporting CP2-1BenficaBenfica12000
30.11.2015Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP1-0BelenensesBelenenses9000

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General info

  • Name: Rui Patrício
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 15/02/1988 (27)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 1
  • Club: Sporting CP ( POR)

  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 84kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    27/11/07: Man. United 2-1 Sporting CP
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    24/09/04: Portugal 8-0 San Marino

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-2150
Portugal U-1960
Portugal U-1760

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sporting CP200
UEFA Europa League
Sporting CP500
Last updated: 06/11/2015 01:18 CET