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Bruno Alves

Bruno Alves

Now resident in Russia with FC Zenit St Petersburg, former FC Porto centre-back Bruno Alves has established himself as the senior figure in the Portugal defence and started eight of the team's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers, including the two play-off matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

• Porto-born, his career got off to a hesitant start with loan spells at FC Farense, Vitória SC and, for the whole of the 2004/05 season, AEK Athens FC; rejoined Porto in 2005 but did not figure prominently until the arrival of coach Jesualdo Ferreira in 2006.

• Made just one appearance at UEFA EURO 2008 but became a firm fixture during 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, scoring crucial goals against Albania and, in the play-offs, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

• A key man in Porto's three successive title wins from 2006/07 to 2008/09, missing just five Liga games.

• Scored a career-best tally of five goals in Porto's 2008/09 title success − a tally he matched the following campaign − including a championship-clinching winner against CD Nacional; also voted Liga player of the season, lifted the Portuguese Cup and appointed captain after the departure of Lucho to Olympique de Marseille.

• Moved to Zenit for €22m following four outings at the 2010 World Cup and appeared 14 times in the Premier-Liga as the Blue and Whites won the title, an honour which they retained in the following 18-month transitional Russian campaign.

• Helped Zenit reach the UEFA Champions League round of 16 for the first time in 2011/12, the last of his three group stage appearances coming as a late substitute on matchday six in a decisive goalless draw with Porto at the Estádio do Dragão.

Last updated: 21/05/12 18.05CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 26/06/2016 01:05 CET
11.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1PortugalPortugal4600
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-0ArgentinaArgentina9000
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal2-1SerbiaSerbia9000
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia2-3PortugalPortugal9001
16.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly0-1PortugalPortugal5900
14.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor9000
23.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
20.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1BursasporBursaspor9000
27.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
04.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark9000
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-2PortugalPortugal4600
08.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
14.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRussiaRussia1-0PortugalPortugal9000
21.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueMersinMersin1-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
30.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
06.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor2-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
13.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir9001
20.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
28.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1SivassporSivasspor9000
13.01.2016Turkish CupFourth roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe6-1GiresunsporGiresunspor9000
21.01.2016Turkish CupFourth roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0TuzlasporTuzlaspor9000
24.01.2016Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1RizesporRizespor9000
05.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor4-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9010
12.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-1KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000
20.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
03.03.2016Turkish CupQuarter-finalsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-1AmedsporAmedspor9000
13.03.2016Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0KayserisporKayserispor9000
25.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal0-1BulgariaBulgaria9000
03.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-0OsmanlısporOsmanlıspor9000
09.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
13.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray0-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
17.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe4-1MersinMersin9000
24.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor0-4FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
01.05.2016Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-0GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
09.05.2016Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir2-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
02.06.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland1-0PortugalPortugal3500

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Bruno Alves
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 27/11/1981 (34)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 22
  • Club: Fenerbahçe ( TUR)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    16/09/04: Gorica 1-1 AEK
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    22/05/02: Portugal 3-1 England

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-21152

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 26/06/2016 01:07 CET