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Nani

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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 27/06/2014 01:05 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg1-2PortugalPortugal8100
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan7600
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0PortugalPortugal9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland9001
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal2-3EcuadorEcuador7300
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0RussiaRussia2400
01.09.2013English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool1-0Man. UnitedMan. United2700
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland2-4PortugalPortugal3500
25.09.2013English League CupThird roundMan. UnitedMan. United1-0LiverpoolLiverpool9000
28.09.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-2West BromWest Brom9000
05.10.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-2Man. UnitedMan. United7700
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1IsraelIsrael9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg9010
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1SouthamptonSouthampton6900
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-2StokeStoke5800
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentPortugalPortugal1-0SwedenSweden9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-3PortugalPortugal9000
01.12.2013English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham2-2Man. UnitedMan. United600
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-1EvertonEverton3200
07.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-1NewcastleNewcastle6800
05.04.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-4Man. UnitedMan. United2000
20.04.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-0Man. UnitedMan. United6100
03.05.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-1SunderlandSunderland5200
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-0GreeceGreece8300
11.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-5PortugalPortugal2500
16.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany4-0PortugalPortugal9000
22.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUSAUSA2-2PortugalPortugal9010
26.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal2-1GhanaGhana9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Nani
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 17/11/1986 (27)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Man. United ( ENG)

  • Height: 177cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    10/08/05: Sporting 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

TeamPGS
Portugal276
Portugal U-2171
Total347

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Sporting71
Man. United494
Total565
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Man. United10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Man. United30
Sporting10
Total40
Last updated: 27/06/2014 01:05 CET
 
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