Hélder Postiga

  • Date of birth : 02/08/1982
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
 
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Hélder Postiga

Hélder Postiga

A consistent marksman at international level, Hélder Postiga returned from a two-year exile to help Portugal qualify for UEFA EURO 2012, scoring freely and re-establishing himself as the team's first-choice central striker. He joined Real Zaragoza last summer, making Spain the fifth country in which he has plied his trade.

• Quick out of the blocks in his first season at FC Porto, 2001/02, registering nine league goals, he raised that tally to 13 in 2002/03 while also scoring six times in the club's UEFA Cup triumph but missing the final against Celtic FC in Seville through suspension.

• Two goals on his first international start − against Bolivia − helped persuade Tottenham Hotspur FC to sign him; however, he scored just one Premier League goal and was sold back to Porto in 2004, despite coming on to score a late equaliser and a penalty in the subsequent shoot-out against England at UEFA EURO 2004.

• Unable to recapture club form of old, either at Porto or on loan at AS Saint-Étienne, but was included in the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad and scored another penalty against England as Portugal reached the semi-finals.

• Spent the second half of the 2007/08 campaign on loan at Panathinaikos FC, where he did enough to earn a place in Portugal's UEFA EURO 2008 squad; scored against Germany in quarter-finals.

• Back in his homeland for a three-year spell at Sporting Clube de Portugal, he found form in 2010/11 and returned to the national team under Paulo Bento, scoring twice in a shock 4-0 friendly win against Spain and further cementing his place in the side with five UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying goals, including two in the second leg of the play-off against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
runner-up 2004
UEFA Cup:
winner 2003

Last updated: 21/05/12 17.44CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 27/06/2014 01:06 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg1-2PortugalPortugal9010
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan8710
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0PortugalPortugal7500
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland9010
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal2-3EcuadorEcuador6210
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundIsraelIsrael3-3PortugalPortugal9010
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-2PortugalPortugal8200
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0RussiaRussia6610
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal1-1NetherlandsNetherlands6400
17.08.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-0MálagaMálaga9000
24.08.2013Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol3-1ValenciaValencia9010
01.09.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-3BarcelonaBarcelona9020
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland2-4PortugalPortugal4300
10.09.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBrazilBrazil3-1PortugalPortugal2000
15.09.2013Spanish LigaBetisBetis3-1ValenciaValencia9000
22.09.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia3-1SevillaSevilla9000
25.09.2013Spanish LigaGranadaGranada0-1ValenciaValencia7200
06.10.2013Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic1-1ValenciaValencia1800
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg9010
19.10.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad4500
27.10.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal4-1ValenciaValencia1500
30.10.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-2AlmeríaAlmería9000
10.11.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-2ValladolidValladolid1700
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentPortugalPortugal1-0SwedenSweden6600
24.11.2013Spanish LigaElcheElche2-1ValenciaValencia2800
01.12.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia3-0OsasunaOsasuna2200
19.12.2013Spanish CupFourth roundValenciaValencia1-0TarragonaTarragona1200
04.01.2014Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-0LevanteLevante8300
07.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundValenciaValencia1-1AtléticoAtlético9010
14.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundAtléticoAtlético2-0ValenciaValencia7800
17.01.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-0ValenciaValencia900
26.03.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-0LazioLazio2000
30.03.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-2ParmaParma400
06.04.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-0SampdoriaSampdoria6100
13.04.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli4-2LazioLazio3300
19.04.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-3TorinoTorino1900
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-0GreeceGreece4600
07.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundMexicoMexico0-1PortugalPortugal2600
11.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-5PortugalPortugal2500
22.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUSAUSA2-2PortugalPortugal1600

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General info

  • Name: Hélder Postiga
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/08/1982 (31)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 46
  • Club: Lazio ( ITA)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 79kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    01/08/01: Barry 3-1 Porto
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    02/03/99: F.Y.R. Macedonia 2-3 Portugal

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Portugal179
Portugal U-211411
Portugal U-1841
Portugal U-1672
Total4223

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Sporting80
Porto292
Total372
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Porto10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Porto125
Panathinaikos20
Sporting184
Valencia50
Total379
Last updated: 27/06/2014 01:06 CET
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