Nélson Oliveira

  • Date of birth : 08/08/1991
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Nélson Oliveira

Nélson Oliveira

Clubs: SL Benfica, Rio Ave FC (loan), FC Paços de Ferreira (loan), RC Deportivo La Coruña (loan), Stade Rennais FC (loan)

• A prolific goalscorer for Portugal at various youth levels, he enjoyed a promising youth career with SC Braga and Benfica, but it was with Rio Ave FC, during a half-season spell on loan in 2009/10, that he made his senior debut, on 7 February 2010 against Leixões SC.

• Sent out by Benfica on a season-long loan to FC Paços de Ferreira in 2010/11 and helped the club to a seventh-place finish in the Portuguese Liga, scoring four goals, including one on his debut against CS Marítimo.

• Having successfully represented Portugal at Under-16, U17 and U19 level, he enhanced his profile considerably by scoring four goals at the 2011 U20 FIFA World Cup in Colombia, the last of them in the final against Brazil; won the Silver Ball as the tournament's second-best player.

• Spent the 2011/12 season back at Benfica, chiefly on the bench, but made an impact with a goal on his UEFA Champions League debut, sealing the Lisbon club's passage into the quarter-finals with a late strike against FC Zenit.

• Made his senior international debut as an 82nd-minute substitute against Poland in Warsaw on 29 February 2012 and was subsequently handed a place in Portugal's UEFA EURO 2012 squad, coming off the bench four times in the country's run to the semi-finals. 

• Made the switch to Spain to spend a season on loan at Deportivo but could not help the club avoid relegation in the 2012/13 season, moving to Rennes for the 2013/14 campaign and scoring seven times in his first 11 games. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 04/04/14 16.18CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/05/2014 02:58 CET
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal2-3EcuadorEcuador1000
10.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal1400
10.08.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-1ReimsReims000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal1-1NetherlandsNetherlands2600
17.08.2013French Ligue 1NiceNice2-1RennesRennes9010
24.08.2013French Ligue 1ÉvianÉvian1-2RennesRennes8720
31.08.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-0LOSCLOSC9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland2-4PortugalPortugal2500
15.09.2013French Ligue 1LyonLyon0-0RennesRennes9000
21.09.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-0AjaccioAjaccio9000
26.09.2013French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier0-0RennesRennes000
29.09.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-3NantesNantes9010
05.10.2013French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp2-0RennesRennes6400
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1IsraelIsrael2000
26.10.2013French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse0-5RennesRennes9020
02.11.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-1MarseilleMarseille9010
09.11.2013French Ligue 1BastiaBastia1-0RennesRennes9000
23.11.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-1BordeauxBordeaux9000
30.11.2013French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-0RennesRennes9000
04.12.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes3-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne000
07.12.2013French Ligue 1LorientLorient2-0RennesRennes000
14.12.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-3ParisParis9000
18.12.2013French League CupFourth roundRennesRennes1-2BordeauxBordeaux800
21.12.2013French Ligue 1SochauxSochaux2-1RennesRennes9000
04.01.2014French CupNinth roundRennesRennes1-1
11.01.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-0NiceNice9000
18.01.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-0ÉvianÉvian000
21.01.2014French CupTenth roundBoulogneBoulogne0-2RennesRennes7000
24.01.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-1RennesRennes2900
08.02.2014French Ligue 1AjaccioAjaccio3-1RennesRennes1400
12.02.2014French CupEleventh roundAuxerreAuxerre0-1RennesRennes9000
15.02.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-2MontpellierMontpellier500
15.03.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-3ToulouseToulouse3010
22.03.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille0-1RennesRennes9001
27.03.2014French CupQuarter-finalsRennesRennes2-0LOSCLOSC2700
12.04.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-1MonacoMonaco1000
18.04.2014French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne0-0RennesRennes9000
03.05.2014French CupFinalRennesRennes0-2GuingampGuingamp2800
07.05.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis1-2RennesRennes7100
10.05.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-2SochauxSochaux1100
17.05.2014French Ligue 1ReimsReims1-3RennesRennes700

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Nélson Oliveira
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/08/1991 (22)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Benfica ( POR)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
    06/03/12: Benfica 2-0 Zenit
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    21/10/07: Portugal 2-0 Estonia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-2142
Portugal U-19156
Portugal U-1752

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Last updated: 08/01/2014 04:46 CET
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