5.18.2012

Euro 2012: The Portuguese Squad (so far)

On May 14, Paulo Bento, announced the 22 players that will make up the Portugal squad that will compete in the 2012 Euro.  Here is the list of players:

Goalkeepers:
Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon)
Eduardo (Benfica)
Beto (CFR-Cluj/ROM)

Defenders:
Bruno Alves (Zenit Saint-Petersburg/RUS)
Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid/ESP)
Joao Pereira (Sporting Lisbon)
Pepe (Real Madrid/ESP)
Ricardo Costa (Valencia/ESP)
Rolando (FC Porto)
Miguel Lopes (Sporting Braga)

Midfielders:
Carlos Martins (Granada/ESP)
Joao Moutinho (FC Porto)
Custodio (Sporting Braga)
Miguel Veloso (Genoa/ITA)
Raul Meireles (Chelsea/ENG)
Ruben Micael (Real Zaragoza/ESP)

Forwards:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/ESP)
Hugo Almeida (Besiktas/TUR)
Helder Postiga (Real Zaragoza/ESP)
Nani (Manchester United/ENG)
Nelson Oliveira (Benfica)
Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas/TUR)
Silvestre Varela (FC Porto)

The goalies are:
Rui Patricio plays for Sporting Lisbon.  He's 24 years old, his birthday is February 15, 1988.


Eduardo plays for Benfica.  He's 29 years old, his birthday is September 19, 1982.


Beto plays for CFR Cluj.  He's 30 years old, his birthday is May 1, 1982.


The defenders are:
Bruno Alves plays for Zenit Saint-Petersburg.  He's 30 years old, his birthday is November 27, 1981.


Fabio Coentrão plays for Real Madrid. He's 24 years old, his birthday is March 11, 1988.


 João Pereira plays for Sporting Lisbon. He's 28 years old, his birthday is February 25, 1984.


Pepe plays for Real Madrid. He's 29 years old, his birthday is February 26, 1983.


Ricardo Costa plays for Valencia. He's 31 years old, his birthday is May 16, 1981.


Rolando plays for FC Porto. He's 26 years old, his birthday is August 31, 1985.


 Miguel Lopes plays for Sporting Braga. He's 25 years old, his birthday is December 19, 1986.


 The midfielders are:

Carlos Martins plays for Granada. He is 30 years old, his birthday is April 29, 1982.


 Joao Moutinho plays for FC Porto. He is 25 years old, his birthday is September 8, 1986.

Custodio plays for Sporting Braga. He is 28 years old, his birthday is May 24, 1983.


 Miguel Veloso plays for Genoa. He is 26 years old, his birthday is May 11, 1986.


Raul Meireles plays for Chelsea. He is 29 years old, his birthday is March 17, 1983.


Ruben Micael plays for Real Zaragoza. He is 25 years old, his birthday is August 19, 1986.

The forwards are:

Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid. He is 27 years old, his birthday is February 5, 1985.

Hugo Almeida plays for Besiktas. He is 27 years old, his birthday is May 23, 1984.


Helder Postiga plays for Real Zaragoza. He is 29 years old, his birthday is August 2, 1982.


Nani plays for Manchester United. He is 25 years old, his birthday is November 17, 1986.


Nelson Oliveira plays for Benfica. He is 20 years old, his birthday is August 8, 1991.


Ricardo Quaresma plays for Besiktas. He's 28 years old, his birthday is September 26, 1983.


 Silvestre Varela plays for FC Porto. He's 27 years old, his birthday is February 2, 1985.



Well, that's it.  These are the called on players for now.  I know I haven't given much of statistics, odds, etc.  This is just basic info on the players and links to their Wikipedia profiles. 

There is one player that I will miss most not seeing.  Yes, Nuno Gomes. 

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