Mário Rui

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Mário Rui
Personal information
Full name Mário Rui Silva Duarte
Date of birth (1991-05-27) 27 May 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Sines, Portugal
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Napoli (on loan from Roma)
Number 6
Youth career
2001–2003 Vasco Gama Sines
2003–2007 Sporting CP
2008 Valencia
2009–2010 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Benfica 0 (0)
2010–2011 Fátima (loan) 25 (1)
2011–2013 Parma 0 (0)
2011–2012 Gubbio (loan) 31 (2)
2012–2013 Spezia (loan) 23 (0)
2013–2017 Empoli 96 (0)
2016–2017 Roma (loan) 5 (0)
2017– Roma 0 (0)
2017– Napoli (loan) 13 (1)
National team
2006–2007 Portugal U16 8 (0)
2007–2008 Portugal U17 5 (0)
2008–2010 Portugal U19 18 (0)
2010–2011 Portugal U20 17 (1)
2011 Portugal U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 February 2018.

Mário Rui Silva Duarte (born 27 May 1991), known as Mário Rui, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Italian club S.S.C. Napoli on loan from A.S. Roma as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sines, Setúbal District, Mário Rui started his career at local Vasco da Gama Atlético Clube. He then played for the youth teams of Sporting Clube de Portugal, Valencia CF and S.L. Benfica, being signed by Parma F.C. in the 2011 summer[1] and being loaned immediately to fellow Italians A.S. Gubbio 1910;[2][3] he joined the Serie B club following that year's FIFA U-20 World Cup,[4] with the international transfer certificate arriving on 2 September.[5]

In June 2012, Parma signed Mário Rui for 595,000 on a five-year contract (paid to Gubbio), effectively on 1 July.[6] Also that month he joined Spezia Calcio on a temporary deal,[7] for free.[6]

On 28 June 2013, Mário Rui moved to Empoli F.C. for €550,000.[6][8] He contributed with 26 games in his first season, as his new team returned to Serie A after a six-year absence.

In June 2014, Parma gave up the remaining 50% rights of Mário Rui to Empoli.[9] He first appeared in the Italian top flight on 31 August, coming on as a 66th-minute substitute for Elseid Hysaj in a 0–2 away loss against Udinese Calcio.[10]

On 8 July 2016, Mário Rui was signed by A.S. Roma in a temporary deal for a loan fee of €3 million (plus €1.5 million in bonuses), with a conditional obligation to sign him outright for an additional €6 million.[11] He started the season injured,[12] only making his debut on 19 January 2017 when he played 78 minutes in a 4–0 home win over U.C. Sampdoria for the Coppa Italia.[13][14]

On 13 July 2017, Mário Rui joined S.S.C. Napoli on an initial €3.75 million loan. Depending on the achievement of certain sporting targets, the club would have an obligation to buy him outright for a further €5.5 million.[15] He scored his first goal in the Italian top division the following 10 February, helping the hosts defeat S.S. Lazio 4–1.[16]

International career[edit]

Mário Rui earned 51 caps for Portugal, all youth levels comprised. During the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup he appeared in five out of seven matches for the eventual finalists,[17] scoring his only goal for his country in a 1–0 group stage win over New Zealand.[18]

Mário Rui's debut with the under-21 team arrived on 5 September 2011, when he played the entirety of a 1–0 friendly defeat of France.[19]


  1. ^ "Bari: Zlamal sì, le mani su Forestieri" [Bari: Zlamal yes, hands on Forestieri]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 25 June 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ufficiale: Gubbio, quattro acquisti e due rinnovi" [Official: Gubbio, four acquisitions and two renewals] (in Italian). Tutto Mercato Web. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mario Rui Silva Duarte impegnato nel mondiale under 20" [Mario Rui Silva Duarte committed to under-20 World Cup] (in Italian). AS Gubbio. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Oggi arriva Mario Rui, domani si presenta" [Mario Rui arrives today, presentation tomorrow] (in Italian). AS Gubbio. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mario Rui transfer arrives" [Arrivato il trasfert di Mario Rui] (in Italian). AS Gubbio. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Parma FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  7. ^ "Mercato: a sinistra ecco il portoghese Mario Rui Duarte" [Market: on the left here's Portuguese Mario Rui Duarte] (in Italian). Spezia Calcio. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mario Rui è azzurro" [Mario Rui turns blue] (in Italian). Empoli F.C. 28 June 2013. Archived from the original on 1 July 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Accordi di compartecipazione: elenco finale" [Co-ownership deals: final cast] (in Italian). Parma F.C. 20 June 2014. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Udinese-Empoli 2–0, il solito Di Natale regala la vittoria a Stramaccioni" [Udinese-Empoli 2–0, the usual Di Natale gives win to Stramaccioni]. La Repubblica (in Italian). 31 August 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Operazioni di mercato – Silva Duarte Mario Rui" [Market operations – Silva Duarte Mario Rui] (PDF) (in Italian). A.S. Roma. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "Roma, Mario Rui, il ginocchio fa crac: si teme lesione ai legamenti" [Roma, Mario Rui, knee goes boom: fear for ligament injury]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 30 July 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Coppa Italia, Roma-Sampdoria 4–0. Nainggolan, Dzeko, El Shaarawy in gol" [Italian Cup, Roma-Sampdoria 4–0. Nainggolan, Dzeko, El Shaarawy with the goals]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 19 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Roma-Sampdoria, Mario Rui: "Soddisfatto del rientro, ma potevo fare di più" (VIDEO)" [Roma-Sampdoria, Mario Rui: “Happy with the comeback, but I could have done better” (VIDEO)] (in Italian). Gazzetta Giallorossa. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Mario Rui joins Napoli" (Press release). A.S. Roma. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "Napoli Lazio 4–1, gol e highlights: De Vrij, poi il poker. Sarri di nuovo in testa" [Napoli Lazio 4–1, goals and highlights: De Vrij, then the poker. Sarri takes the lead again] (in Italian). Sky Sport. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  17. ^ "Oscar treble wins thrilling final for Brazil". FIFA.com. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "Portugal edge Kiwis to top group". FIFA.com. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  19. ^ "Sub-21: Portugal-França, 1–0" [Under-21: Portugal-France, 1–0]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 September 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 

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