Paulo Machado

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Paulo Machado
Personal information
Full name Paulo Ricardo Ribeiro de Jesus Machado
Date of birth (1986-03-31) 31 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Bairro do Cerco, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Aves
Number 10
Youth career
1995–2000 Cerco do Porto
2000–2004 Porto
2001–2002 Padroense (loan)
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)
2014–2017 Dinamo Zagreb 73 (3)
2017– Aves 1 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Portugal U20 9 (0)
2006–2008 Portugal U21 24 (6)
2009–2010 Portugal U23 2 (1)
2010–2013 Portugal 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 September 2017.

Paulo Ricardo Ribeiro de Jesus Machado (born 31 March 1986) is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a central midfielder for C.D. Aves.

Club career[edit]

Born in the Porto neighbourhood of Bairro do Cerco, Machado joined FC Porto's youth system at the age of 14, 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,[2] he was instrumental as the Matosinhos side retained their Primeira Liga status at the season's close.

On 10 July 2008, Machado was loaned to the French club as part of the deal that brought Colombian Fredy Guarín to Porto.[3] 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 they narrowly avoided relegation.

On 2 July 2009, Toulouse FC signed Machado to a four-year deal.[4] 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 FC.

On 4 June 2014, Machado joined GNK Dinamo Zagreb on a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee.[5][6] On 28 July 2015, during a UEFA Champions League play-off round against Molde FK at Stadion Maksimir, club fans booed him as he walked off the pitch while being substituted after a poor performance. In return, he made several obscene gestures for which he received a straight red card,[7] being subsequently suspended by the club until further notice.[8]

On 2 September 2017, free agent Machado signed with recently promoted C.D. Aves until the end of the season.[9]

International career[edit]

Machado was part of the Portugal 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 either 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.[10] 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 over Spain, in Lisbon.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 6 November 2016[11][12]
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
União 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[b] 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[c] 1 42 3
2013–14 Superleague 17 3 4 0 4[d] 0 25 3
Total 45 5 10 0 12 1 67 6
Dinamo Zagreb 2014–15 First Football League 29 2 7[e] 1 9[f] 1 45 4
2015–16 First Football League 28 1 4 1 11 0 43 2
2016–17 First Football League 10 0 3 0 6 1 19 1
Total 67 3 14 2 26 2 107 7
Career total 316 27 40 5 40 4 397 36
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearances in both UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ Includes 1 appearance in Croatian Supercup
  6. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Olympiacos
Dinamo Zagreb

International[edit]

Portugal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Porto put faith in young pair". UEFA.com. 30 July 2005. Retrieved 19 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "Saída e entrada de jogadores para a nova época" [Ins and outs for new season] (in Portuguese). DNotícias. 13 August 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  3. ^ Porto acquire St-Étienne's Guarín; UEFA.com, 11 July 2008
  4. ^ Toulouse schnappt sich Paulo Machado (Toulouse snaps Paulo Machado); UEFA.com, 2 July 2009 (in German)
  5. ^ Επίσημα στην Ντιναμό ο Μασάντο (Machado officially to Dinamo); Sport FM, 4 June 2014 (in Greek)
  6. ^ Dinamo Zagreb: Paulo Machado a signé (Dinamo Zagreb: Paulo Machado has signed); Star Africa, 4 June 2014 (in French)
  7. ^ "VIDEO: Incident zbog kojeg su tribine podivljale: Machado pokazao srednji prst!" [VIDEO: Incident for which the stands went crazy: Machado shows middle finger!]. Sportske novosti (in Croatian). 28 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Machado udaljen iz prve momčadi" [Machado ousted from first team] (in Croatian). Dinamo Zagreb. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Paulo Machado é reforço" [Paulo Machado is an addition]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 September 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  10. ^ Paulo Machado: “I spent three thousand euros on tickets”; PortuGOAL, 18 October 2010
  11. ^ "Paulo Machado". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Paulo Machado". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 

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