• 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: 30/06/2017 16:13 CET
21.08.2016Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor0-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
27.08.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-3GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
11.09.2016Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor1-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
18.09.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
23.09.2016Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor0-0AkhisarAkhisar8100
30.09.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9000
16.10.2016Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor0-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
22.10.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-0AdanasporAdanaspor9001
30.10.2016Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir5-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
19.11.2016Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-0AkhisarAkhisar5600
26.11.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-0KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000
04.12.2016Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor1-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
11.12.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-2OsmanlısporOsmanlıspor9000
18.12.2016Turkish Super LeagueAlanyasporAlanyaspor0-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
25.12.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
14.01.2017Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor1-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
17.01.2017Turkish CupFourth roundBursasporBursaspor1-4AkhisarAkhisar7800
21.01.2017Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-0KayserisporKayserispor8300
24.01.2017Turkish CupFourth roundAkhisarAkhisar1-0Aydinspor Aydinspor 1800
12.02.2017Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-0RizesporRizespor5100
13.03.2017Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-3TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
18.03.2017Turkish Super LeagueAdanasporAdanaspor2-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
01.04.2017Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-1İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir9000
09.04.2017Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-1AkhisarAkhisar8700
23.04.2017Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar5-1BursasporBursaspor9000
30.04.2017Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa0-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
08.05.2017Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar6-0GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
14.05.2017Turkish Super LeagueOsmanlısporOsmanlıspor0-4AkhisarAkhisar9010
27.05.2017Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-3AkhisarAkhisar9000
02.06.2017Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-3KarabüksporKarabükspor9000

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General info

  • Name: Custódio
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/05/1983 (34)
  • Country: Portugal

  • 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