Paulo Machado

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Paulo Machado
Personal information
Full name Paulo Ricardo Ribeiro J. Machado
Date of birth (1986-03-31) 31 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Bairro do Cerco, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Zagreb
Number 10
Youth career
2001–2002 Padroense
2002–2003 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Porto B 22 (2)
2004–2009 Porto 4 (0)
2005–2006 Estrela Amadora (loan) 25 (2)
2006–2007 União Leiria (loan) 26 (0)
2007–2008 Leixões (loan) 25 (2)
2008–2009 Saint-Étienne (loan) 35 (3)
2009–2012 Toulouse 89 (12)
2012–2014 Olympiacos 45 (5)
2014– Dinamo Zagreb 0 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Portugal U20 9 (0)
2006–2008 Portugal U21 24 (6)
2009–2010 Portugal U23 2 (1)
2010– Portugal 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 August 2013

Paulo Ricardo Ribeiro de Jesus Machado (born 31 March 1986) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for GNK Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in the Porto neighbourhood of Bairro do Cerco, Machado joined F.C. Porto's youth system at the age of 16, and made his first-team debut in the 2003–04 edition of the Portuguese Cup, under José Mourinho. In the summer of 2005 he signed an improved contract until 2010 along with teammate Bruno Vale, before both went on consecutive loans to C.F. Estrela da Amadora and U.D. Leiria.[1]

In the following two years Machado was loaned again, to Leixões S.C. and Ligue 1's AS Saint-Étienne, respectively. Alongside teammates Diogo Valente and Vieirinha, also loaned by Porto, he was instrumental as the Matosinhos club retained its top level status at the season's close.

On 10 July 2008 Machado was loaned to the French side, part of the deal that brought Colombian Fredy Guarín to Porto.[2] He adapted well, becoming an integral part of Saint-Étienne's season, scoring twice in his first 16 games – 12 as a starter – and only missing three league matches in the campaign as his team narrowly avoided relegation.

On 2 July 2009 Toulouse FC signed Machado from Porto, on a four-year deal.[3] On 10 August 2012, after three seasons in which he averaged 30 games and four goals, he joined Olympiacos F.C. in Greece for 2,700,000 penning a 3+1 contract. He scored his first goal for his new team on 3 November, also providing an assist in a 2–0 home win against OFI Crete.

On 4 June 2014 GNK Dinamo Zagreb signed Machado to a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee.[4][5]

International career[edit]

Machado was part of the Portuguese under-21 team at the 2007 UEFA European Championship. Previously, he won the Under-17 European Championships in 2003.

On 30 September 2010, Machado was called up for the first time to the senior side by newly appointed coach Paulo Bento. He did not make his debut in any of the two UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers that were scheduled, but later spoke of his smooth integration into the squad and his ambition to eventually earn a regular place in the national team.[6] On 17 November he finally made his debut, coming on as a substitute for Nani in the dying minutes of a 4–0 friendly win with Spain, in Lisbon.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 8 April 2014[7][8]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Porto 2003–04 Primeira Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05 Primeira Liga 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Estrela da Amadora 2005–06 Primeira Liga 25 2 2 0 27 2
Total 25 2 2 0 27 2
Leiria 2006–07 Primeira Liga 26 0 1 0 27 0
Total 26 0 1 0 27 0
Leixões 2007–08 Primeira Liga 25 2 3 1 28 3
Total 25 2 3 1 28 3
Saint-Étienne 2008–09 Ligue 1 35 3 3 0 8[a] 1 46 4
Total 35 3 3 0 8 1 46 4
Toulouse 2009–10 Ligue 1 32 5 4 2 6[a] 0 42 7
2010–11 Ligue 1 33 4 0 0 33 4
2011–12 Ligue 1 24 3 1 0 25 3
2012–13 Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 89 12 5 2 6 0 100 14
Olympiakos 2012–13 Superleague 28 2 6 0 8[b] 1 42 3
2013–14 Superleague 17 3 4 0 4[c] 0 25 3
Total 45 5 10 0 12 1 67 6
Career total 249 24 25 3 16 2 290 29
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in both UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

Honours[edit]

Olympiacos

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Porto put faith in young pair". UEFA.com. 30 July 2005. 
  2. ^ Porto acquire St-Étienne's Guarín; UEFA.com, 11 July 2008
  3. ^ Toulouse schnappt sich Paulo Machado (Toulouse snaps Paulo Machado); UEFA.com, 2 July 2009 (German)
  4. ^ Επίσημα στην Ντιναμό ο Μασάντο; Sport FM, 4 June 2014 (Greek)
  5. ^ Dinamo Zagreb: Paulo Machado a signé (Dinamo Zagreb: Paulo Machado has signed); Star Africa, 4 June 2014 (French)
  6. ^ Paulo Machado: “I spent three thousand euros on tickets”; PortuGOAL, 18 October 2010
  7. ^ "Paulo Machado". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Paulo Machado". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 

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