• Date of birth : 24/05/1983
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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A former Under-21 international, Custódio took a large step towards belated recognition at senior level when he was named as an uncapped member of Portugal's UEFA EURO 2012 squad. A tenacious midfield anchorman, he enjoyed an impressive second half to the 2011/12 season with SC Braga.

• Born in Guimaraes, he moved to Lisbon to play for Sporting Clube de Portugal at 18 and was a first-team regular for the club in the 2003/04 season, starting 27 league games.

• Helped Sporting reach the 2005 UEFA Cup final – scoring three goals en route, including one in a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United FC – but was an unused substitute for the showpiece, which the Lisbon club lost 3-1 on their own ground to PFC CSKA Moskva.

• Represented Portugal at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2004 and 2006, the latter on home soil.

• Made captain of Sporting in 2006 by coach Paulo Bento but fell out of favour and left to join FC Dinamo Moskva in summer 2007; returned to Portugal 18 months later after inauspicious, injury-wrecked spell in Russia, joining home-town club Vitória SC.

• On the move again in 2010, to Braga, and helped the Arsenalistas to the UEFA Europa League final, scoring the decisive goal against SL Benfica in second leg of the semi-final; missed the first half of the 2011/12 campaign with a toe injury but recovered to help Braga sustain a surprise Liga title challenge.

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League:
runner-up 2005, 2011

Last updated: 21/05/12 16.51CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 14/07/2016 11:50 CET
16.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-1AkhisarAkhisar9010
22.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-0MersinMersin9000
30.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor2-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
12.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-0GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
18.09.2015Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir2-0AkhisarAkhisar7500
26.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9000
04.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-2AkhisarAkhisar8900
18.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor5700
23.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor0-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
30.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-1AntalyasporAntalyaspor6101
21.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar3-1BursasporBursaspor9000
29.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-2AkhisarAkhisar9001
07.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-0SivassporSivasspor7400
13.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor3-2AkhisarAkhisar6200
20.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray3-2AkhisarAkhisar6100
27.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-0OsmanlısporOsmanlıspor8500
16.01.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-2KonyasporKonyaspor7000
07.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-1TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
14.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor0-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
21.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-0İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir9000
28.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği3-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
06.03.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
13.03.2016Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor3-3AkhisarAkhisar9000
18.03.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-1RizesporRizespor9000
03.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor2-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
11.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-1KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000
17.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
23.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar3-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
01.05.2016Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor1-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
08.05.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-1KayserisporKayserispor9000
15.05.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-2GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
19.05.2016Turkish Super LeagueOsmanlısporOsmanlıspor1-0AkhisarAkhisar6800

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General info

  • Name: Custódio
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/05/1983 (32)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 27
  • Club: Akhisar ( TUR)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    24/09/03: Sporting CP 2-0 Malmö
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    16/03/00: Portugal 3-0 Austria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-2170
Portugal U-1951
Portugal MERI40
Portugal U-1681

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sporting CP30
UEFA Europa League
Sporting CP123
Last updated: 27/04/2015 19:21 CET