Lopes with Portugal in 2012
|Full name||Hugo Miguel Almeida Costa Lopes|
|Date of birth||19 December 1986|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2010–2011||→ Betis (loan)||21||(0)|
|2012||→ Braga (loan)||10||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Lyon (loan)||19||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
After some solid displays, Lopes signed in the 2007–08 season with second division's Rio Ave FC. In his first year he was an habitual starter, as the Vila do Conde side returned to the top flight after two years. In the 2008–09 campaign Lopes helped Rio Ave to home draws against Benfica and F.C. Porto, and was again featured regularly, thus prompting interest from bigger teams.
In January 2009, he agreed to a four-year deal with Porto: in his debut season, having to compete with Uruguayan Jorge Fucile for a starting berth, he appeared sparingly in the league but did manage to play in 17 official games, 13 as a starter.
In late August 2010, deemed surplus to requirements by new Porto manager André Villas-Boas as practically all Portuguese players in the team, Lopes moved to Spanish side Real Betis on a one-year loan deal. He passed his medical and was unveiled on 2 September, eventually appearing in exactly half of the league games during the season as the Andalusians returned to La Liga as champions after three years.
Lopes spent the first part of 2011–12 unregistered by Porto. In the January transfer window he was loaned to fellow league club S.C. Braga, going on to start in seven of his league appearances as it finished third and qualified to the UEFA Champions League for the second time in its history.
In January 2013, Lopes joined fellow Big Three side Sporting Clube de Portugal on a five-and-a-half-year contract, with Marat Izmailov moving in the opposite direction. On 7 July he moved to Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1, on a one-year loan deal.
On 31 May 2015, Lopes was featured in the final of the Taça de Portugal against Braga, coming on as a substitute after the first-half dismissal of Cédric Soares. Although he was beaten by Rafa who put the opposition 2–0 up, his team eventually won in a penalty shootout.
Due to his ability to play as both a right and a left back, Lopes was selected by Portugal coach Paulo Bento for his UEFA Euro 2012 squad. He made his national team debut on 2 June, a 1–3 friendly loss against Turkey in Lisbon, being an unused member in the finals in Poland and Ukraine.
- As of 23 March 2015
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Benfica B||2005–06||Segunda Divisão||24||4||—||—||—||—||24||4|
|Rio Ave||2007–08||Segunda Liga||24||2||3||0||1||0||—||—||28||2|
|Betis (loan)||2010–11||Segunda División||21||0||1||0||—||—||—||22||0|
|Braga (loan)||2011–12||Primeira Liga||10||0||0||0||2||0||1[c]||0||—||13||0|
|Lyon (loan)||2013–14||Ligue 1||19||0||2||0||1||0||9[d]||0||—||31||0|
- Miguel Lopes es el nuevo fichaje (Miguel Lopes is new signing); Betis' official website, 31 August 2010 (Spanish)
- Miguel Lopes: "El Betis merece estar en Primera" (Miguel Lopes: "Betis deserves to be in Primera"); El Desmarque, 2 September 2010 (Spanish)
- Miguel Lopes assina até ao fim da época (Miguel Lopes signs until end of season); Braga's official website, January 2012 (Portuguese)
- Tarantini brace punishes poor Porto with a draw; PortuGOAL, 29 September 2012
- Izmailov and Miguel Lopes switch clubs, but who stands to benefit from the deal?; PortuGOAL, 8 January 2013
- Lyon take Miguel Lopes on loan from Sporting; UEFA.com, 7 July 2013
- Godinho, João Paulo (31 May 2015). "Sporting faz a festa da Taça nos penáltis" [Sporting gets Cup party going on penalties] (in Portuguese). SAPO. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- "Sporting Lisbon stage remarkable comeback after having man sent off and going 2–0 down after half hour... to win Portuguese Cup on penalties against Braga". Daily Mail. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- "Nélson Oliveira, Miguel Lopes e Custódio na lista para o Euro-2012" [Nélson Oliveira, Miguel Lopes and Custódio in Euro-2012 list] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
- "Portugal's woes continue with Turkey defeat". UEFA.com. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- "Miguel Lopes". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
- "Miguel Lopes". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
- "Jogo de Alvalade juntou dois irmãos gémeos" [Game at Alvalade joined two twin brothers]. Record. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hugo Miguel Almeida Costa Lopes.|
- Miguel Lopes at footballzz.co.uk
- Miguel Lopes profile at ForaDeJogo
- Miguel Lopes at National-Football-Teams.com