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Clubs: Sporting Clube de Portugal, Manchester United FC

• Born in the Cape Verde Islands, Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha made his debut for Sporting Clube de Portugal in a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round encounter with Udinese Calcio on 10 August 2005.

• After a 2006/07 season in which he helped Sporting to Portuguese Cup glory and the runners-up spot in the Liga behind FC Porto for the second successive campaign, he moved to United on a five-year deal for €25.5m.

• In and out of the United team in 2007/08, he nevertheless featured as an extra-time substitute in the UEFA Champions League final in Moscow, where he scored a penalty in the Red Devils' shoot-out victory against Chelsea FC.

• Played three times at UEFA EURO 2008 a few weeks later but was less involved the following season at club level as United retained the Premier League title and lost the UEFA Champions League showpiece to FC Barcelona, for which he was an unused substitute.

• Came into his own in 2009/10 after the sale of compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid CF; started half of United's top-flight matches, scored twice in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against FC Bayern München but missed the 2010 World Cup because of an injury to his left collarbone.

• Played an integral role − 11 appearances − in the Red Devils reaching the 2011 UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, where, once again, United were beaten by Barcelona.

• Scored a penalty in Portugal's UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final shoot-out defeat to Spain, but earned consolation the following season with a third Premier League title in United colours in 2012/13. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2008, runner-up 2009, 2011

Last updated: 03/07/13 16.07CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 05/10/2015 12:21 CET
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal0-1AlbaniaAlbania9000
11.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1PortugalPortugal6800
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal6800
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0ArmeniaArmenia8801
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-0ArgentinaArgentina9000
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal2-1SerbiaSerbia9000
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia2-3PortugalPortugal9000
16.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly0-1PortugalPortugal1400
28.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
05.08.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe8800
14.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor9000
20.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsAtromitosAtromitos0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe8700
23.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9001
27.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-0AtromitosAtromitos9000
30.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1AntalyasporAntalyaspor9020
04.09.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-1FranceFrance9000
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania0-1PortugalPortugal9000
13.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe6201
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-3MoldeMolde9010
20.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1BursasporBursaspor9010
27.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageCelticCeltic2-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9001
04.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-2AkhisarAkhisar9001

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Nani
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 17/11/1986 (28)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Fenerbahçe ( TUR)

  • Height: 177cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • 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 (Third qualifying round)
    10/08/05: Sporting CP 0-1 Udinese
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    23/05/06: Portugal 0-1 France

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-2171

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sporting CP125
Man. United494
UEFA Super Cup
Man. United10
UEFA Europa League
Man. United30
Sporting CP30
Last updated: 02/10/2015 01:17 CET