Gonçalo Malheiro

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Gonçalo Malheiro
Date of birth (1978-05-11) May 11, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Porto
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998-2007 Portugal 39 (261)

Gonçalo Pinto de Mesquita Viegas Malheiro (born 11 May 1978, in Porto) is a Portuguese rugby union footballer. He plays as a fly-half. He works as a civil engineer. He took his degree at University of Porto.

Malheiro played at first at CDUP. He spent a season at Madrid 2012, in 2004/05, where he become a professional and was the top scorer of the Spanish League, with 249 points scored.

He won 39 caps for Portugal, since his debut, in 1998 scoring a total of 261 points (8 tries, 25 conversions, 42penalties and 15 drop goals). This makes him the current top scorer for the "Lobos".

Malheiro played twice at the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals, with New Zealand, in a 108-13 loss, scoring the first drop goal of the tournament, and Romania, in a narrow 14-10 loss, scoring a penalty.

His most recent match was the 8-23 loss to Romania, at 1 December 2007, for the Six Nations B.

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