Lopes with Akhisar Belediyespor in 2018
|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)|
|2010–2011||→ Betis (loan)||21||(0)|
|2012||→ Braga (loan)||10||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Lyon (loan)||19||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Granada (loan)||26||(0)|
|2016–2017||→ Akhisarspor (loan)||31||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2020|
During his career, he played for each of the Big Three of Portuguese football – Benfica, Porto and Sporting – as well as spending time on loan in Spain and France. In 2016, he signed with Akhisar Belediyespor from Turkey.
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 Primeira Liga after two years.
On 23 January 2009, Lopes agreed to a four-year deal with Porto which was made effective on 1 July: 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 matches, 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 campaign 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 CP 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 earned his first cap on 2 June in 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||Portuguese Second Division||24||4||—||—||—||—||24||4|
|Operário||2006–07||Portuguese Second Division||21||7||2||0||—||—||—||23||7|
|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 já é do Porto" [Miguel Lopes already belongs to Porto] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 23 January 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
- "F.C. Porto: Miguel Lopes quer "meter o Di María no bolso"" [F.C. Porto: Miguel Lopes wants to «put Di María in his pocket»] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
- Miguel Lopes es el nuevo fichaje (Miguel Lopes is the new signing) Archived 29 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Real Betis, 31 August 2010 (in Spanish)
- Miguel Lopes: "El Betis merece estar en Primera" (Miguel Lopes: "Betis deserves to be in Primera") Archived 11 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine; El Desmarque, 2 September 2010 (in Spanish)
- Miguel Lopes assina até ao fim da época (Miguel Lopes signs until end of season) Archived 27 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine; S.C. Braga, January 2012 (in Portuguese)
- Tarantini brace punishes poor Porto with a draw Archived 25 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine; PortuGOAL, 29 September 2012
- Izmailov and Miguel Lopes switch clubs, but who stands to benefit from the deal? Archived 13 May 2018 at the Wayback Machine; PortuGOAL, 8 January 2013
- Lyon take Miguel Lopes on loan from Sporting; UEFA, 7 July 2013
- Godinho, João Paulo (31 May 2015). "Sporting faz a festa da Taça nos penáltis" [Sporting get Cup party going on penalties] (in Portuguese). SAPO. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- Miguel Lopes nuevo jugador del Granada CF (Miguel Lopes new player of Granada CF); Granada CF, 6 August 2015 (in Spanish)
- "Miguel Lopes Akhisar Belediyespor'da" [Miguel Lopes to Akhisar Belediyespor]. Fanatik (in Turkish). 29 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
- "Miguel Lopes rescinde com Sporting e fica na Turquia" [Miguel Lopes cuts ties with Sporting and remains in Turkey]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 7 July 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
- "Akhisarspor, Okan Buruk'la tarih yazdı" [Akhisarspor, history made with Okan Buruk]. Habertürk (in Turkish). 10 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
- "Nélson Oliveira, Miguel Lopes e Custódio na lista para o Euro-2012" [Nélson Oliveira, Miguel Lopes and Custódio in Euro-2012 list]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 14 May 2012. Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
- "Portugal's woes continue with Turkey defeat". UEFA. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- "Miguel Lopes, a história do lateral que já foi guarda-redes" [Miguel Lopes, the story of the fullback who used to be a goalkeeper] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. 23 January 2009. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
- "Jogo de Alvalade juntou dois irmãos gémeos" [Game at Alvalade joined two twin brothers]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 January 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
- "Miguel Lopes". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
- "Miguel Lopes". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hugo Miguel Almeida Costa Lopes.|