Miguel Monteiro

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Miguel
Luís Miguel Brito 24sept2006.jpg
Miguel in action for Valencia in 2006
Personal information
Full name Luís Miguel Brito Garcia Monteiro
Date of birth (1980-01-04) 4 January 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Wingback
Youth career
1994–1996 Sporting CP
1996–1999 Estrela Amadora
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Estrela Amadora 32 (0)
2000–2005 Benfica 131 (12)
2005–2012 Valencia 175 (2)
Total 338 (14)
National team
2000–2002 Portugal U21 22 (4)
2003–2010 Portugal 59 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luís Miguel Brito Garcia Monteiro, known as Miguel (Portuguese pronunciation: [miˈɣɛɫ]), OIH (born 4 January 1980), is a Portuguese retired footballer who played mainly as a right defender.

He played the vast majority of his professional career with Benfica (five seasons) and Valencia (seven), appearing in the vicinity of 200 official games with both clubs and winning a total of four major titles.

Miguel gained 59 caps for Portugal during the 2000s, and represented the country in two World Cups and as many European Championships.

Club career[edit]

Early years / Benfica[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Miguel started his career with local C.F. Estrela da Amadora as a winger. On 30 April 1999 he made his first-team debut, playing 17 minutes in a 1–2 away loss against Boavista FC, then added 28 league appearances in his only full season as the capital club retained its top division status.

In the 2000 summer Miguel moved to S.L. Benfica, making the transition to right midfielder and then right back (by the hand of former Benfica player Fernando Chalana, in his only game as a transition coach) – the position that ultimately brought him international recognition. In the 2004–05 campaign he contributed with 22 games and two goals, as the Reds won the national championship after an 11-year wait.

Valencia[edit]

Miguel joined Valencia CF in August 2005 for a 7.5 million fee.[1] Fully established as first-choice, he signed a new five-year contract with the team in September 2007,[2] and helped the Che win the Copa del Rey the following year, playing in the final 3–1 win against Getafe CF.

In the 2009–10 season Miguel was challenged by new signing Bruno, but still appeared in 25 matches as Valencia finished third and returned to the UEFA Champions League.

International career[edit]

A Portuguese international since making his debut against Italy on 12 February 2003, Miguel first played for his country in UEFA Euro 2004, where Portugal were defeated in the final by Greece, being subsequently selected for the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad. In Euro 2008 he backed up José Bosingwa, and only appeared in the 0–2 group stage loss against hosts Switzerland.

Picked for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa – in spite of an irregular season at Valencia – Miguel was one of three right backs used during Portugal's four matches in the competition, appearing in the group stage 7–0 win against North Korea.[3] On 9 September 2010, the 30-year-old announced his retirement from international duty.

Miguel Monteiro: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 October 2003 Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal  Albania 5–3 5–3 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica
Valencia

Country[edit]

Orders[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

Club League Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Estrela da Amadora Primeira Liga 1998–99 4 0 ? ? ? ?
1999–00 28 0 ? ? ? ?
Total 32 0 ? ? ? ?
Benfica Primeira Liga 2000–01 23 1 ? ? 0 0 ? ?
2001–02 27 6 ? ? ? ?
2002–03 29 1 ? ? 1 1 ? ?
2003–04 30 2 ? ? 8 0 ? ?
2004–05 22 2 ? ? 3 0 ? ?
Total 131 12 ? ? 12 1 ? ?
Valencia La Liga 2005–06 31 1 0 0 0 0 31 1
2006–07 30 0 0 0 9 0 39 0
2007–08 26 1 1 0 6 0 33 1
2008–09 29 0 0 0 4 0 33 0
2009–10 25 0 3 0 10 0 38 0
2010–11 24 0 2 0 4 1 30 1
2011–12 7 0 2 0 5 0 14 0
Total 172 2 8 0 38 1 218 3

?Information not available

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