Mano (Portuguese footballer)
Mano lining-up for Villarreal B
|Full name||Luís Miguel Lopes Mendes|
|Date of birth||9 April 1987|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
A product of C.F. Os Belenenses' youth system, Mano first appeared with the first team on 4 February 2007 in a 1–0 away win against Vitória de Setúbal. He had to wait until the 2008–09 season to become an important member of the main squad.
In the 2009–10 campaign Mano appeared in a career-best 28 games, but Belenenses finished as second from bottom in the top division, dropping down to the second level. In July 2010 he moved to Villarreal CF B in Spain, appearing in 31 division two games in his first year (27 starts) as the Valencian retained their league status.
In the competition held in Canada, in the round-of-16 defeat against Chile (0–1), he was going to be sent off by referee Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh for a foul, when teammate Zequinha stripped the judge of his red card, receiving his marching orders as well. Subsequently both players were suspended from international football, Mano for three months.
- Vidal off after sinking Portugal; FIFA.com, 12 July 2007
- Referee loses his red card; SoccerBlog, 13 July 2007
- Zequinha suspended for one year; Mano for three months; World Cup Blog, 28 July 2007
- Villarreal official profile
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- BDFutbol profile
- Mano – FIFA competition record
- Transfermarkt profile