|Full name||Nuno Fernando Gonçalves Rocha|
|Date of birth||21 February 1972|
|Place of birth||Barcelos, Portugal|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Blessed with scoring and dribbling ability alike, he also displayed good defensive and tackling skills. His 15-year professional career was mainly associated with Porto (although he also represented Sporting), with which he won a total of 13 major titles, having appeared in 368 Portuguese first division games in 13 seasons, scoring 60 goals.
Capucho was born in Barcelos. After starting with hometown's Gil Vicente F.C. he moved to national giants Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he would be relatively used during his three-year spell, helping the Lisbon outfit to the 1995 Portuguese Cup.
After two seasons with Guimarães' Vitória Sport Clube, Capucho joined Futebol Clube do Porto, being a major part of a side that won three league titles and the 2002–03 UEFA Cup (starting in the final against Celtic). His worst domestic output came precisely in that season, scoring four goals in 27 matches as the northerners won the treble.
Capucho would leave Porto prior to its UEFA Champions League conquest, having appeared in nearly 250 official games with the club. He retired in 2004 at the age of 32, after unassuming spells with Rangers – in a season completely devoid of silveware– and Celta de Vigo (in the Spanish second division).
In the 2007 summer Capucho returned to Porto, being charged with training its junior teams for several years.
With 34 caps for Portugal, Capucho played more defensively for the nation than while at Porto, appearing at UEFA Euro 2000 (two late substitute appearances and a start against Germany, when Portugal was already qualified) and 2002 FIFA World Cup (replacing Sérgio Conceição in the 4–0 thrashing of Poland).
After Luiz Felipe Scolari took over as national team boss in early 2003, he was never called again. In 1991, Capucho only missed one game as the under-20 (which also included João Vieira Pinto, Rui Costa and Luís Figo) won the FIFA World Cup, played on home soil.
|1||5 June 1999||Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal||Slovakia||1–0||1–0||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|2||2 June 2000||Estádio Municipal de Chaves, Chaves, Portugal||Wales||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
- Portuguese Cup: 1994–95
- Portuguese League: 1997–98, 1998–99, 2002–03
- Portuguese Cup: 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03
- Portuguese Supercup: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
- UEFA Cup: 2002–03
- Capucho at footballzz.co.uk
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- Capucho career stats at Soccerbase
- BDFutbol profile
- Capucho at National-Football-Teams.com