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João Moutinho

João Moutinho

Clubs: Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Porto, AS Monaco FC

• Born in the Algarve, Moutinho made his debut for Sporting in January 2005 and did enough in his first few months to earn a place in the team which lost 3-1 to PFC CSKA Moskva in the UEFA Cup final on home turf at the Estádio José Alvalade.

• Ever-present in the 2005/06 league campaign, scoring four goals in his 34 appearances, and became the club's second youngest captain when appointed to the position by Bento in 2007.

• Experienced a marathon 2007/08 campaign (62 matches), which ended with him lifting the Portuguese Cup after an extra-time win against champions Porto in the final (2-0).

• Omitted from Portugal's 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, he played instead at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, where he scored a winner against Germany in the group stage; was also on duty at the 2007 U21 Championship and UEFA EURO 2008, where he was a regular in midfield until he left the field early with an injury in a quarter-final defeat by Germany.

• Overlooked once again for the World Cup finals, he made a shock move to domestic rivals Porto in summer 2010, having played 163 Liga games for Sporting and scored 21 goals.

• Helped Porto to a runaway Liga success in 2010/11 as the Dragons wrapped up the title with five matches to spare, and was also ever-present in the club's UEFA Europa League triumph.

• Won league championships the following two seasons, before moving to newly promoted Ligue 1 club AS Monaco FC alongside club-mate James Rodríguez for a combined fee of €70m.

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

Last updated: 08/07/13 14.27CET

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General info

  • Name: João Moutinho
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/09/1986 (28)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 8
  • Club: Monaco ( FRA)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 61kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Round of 32)
    16/02/05: Sporting CP 2-1 Feyenoord
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    11/05/03: Hungary 0-2 Portugal

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Portugal291
Portugal U-21162
Portugal U-1931
Portugal U-1720
Total504

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Sporting CP263
Monaco111
Porto142
Total516
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Porto10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Porto190
Sporting CP271
Total461
Last updated: 29/07/2015 01:13 CET
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