• 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: 01/07/2015 18:16 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg1-2PortugalPortugal2300
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-2PortugalPortugal800
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0RussiaRussia100
17.08.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga3-0BoavistaBoavista9000
25.08.2014Portuguese First DivisionMoreirenseMoreirense0-0BragaBraga9000
30.08.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga2-1EstorilEstoril9000
13.09.2014Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca1-0BragaBraga7200
19.10.2014Portuguese CupThird roundBragaBraga4-1AlcainsAlcains7000
26.10.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga2-1BenficaBenfica700
02.11.2014Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica1-1BragaBraga4500
13.12.2014Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses0-1BragaBraga2000
18.12.2014Portuguese CupFifth roundBenficaBenfica1-2BragaBraga1700
22.12.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga3-0Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira000
24.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-2EskişehirsporEskişehirspor9000
30.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-2BalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor7700
03.02.2015Turkish CupFourth roundAkhisarAkhisar0-2TrabzonsporTrabzonspor6000
07.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor2-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
14.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-0ErciyessporErciyesspor9000
23.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
01.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-2İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir9000
14.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar5-1KarabüksporKarabükspor5601
22.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor2-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
05.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar3-0GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
26.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-1AkhisarAkhisar9010
04.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-2GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
09.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği0-0AkhisarAkhisar4900
18.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor3-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
25.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-1BursasporBursaspor4500
29.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor1-3AkhisarAkhisar9010

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General info

  • Name: Custódio
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/05/1983 (31)
  • 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
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