Vezo playing for Valencia in 2014
|Full name||Rúben Miguel Nunes Vezo|
|Date of birth||25 April 1994|
|Place of birth||Setúbal, Portugal|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
(on loan from Valencia)
|2016–2017||→ Granada (loan)||18||(0)|
|2019–||→ Levante (loan)||14||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:23, 12 May 2019 (UTC)|
Born in Setúbal to a Cape Verdean father and a Portuguese mother, Vezo joined local Vitória Futebol Clube's youth system at the age of 11. He was promoted to the first team for the 2013–14 season, and on 18 August made his Primeira Liga debut, starting in a 1–3 home loss against FC Porto.
During his short spell, Vezo featured the full 90 minutes in all the league matches he appeared in, save for the last five minutes of a 4–1 win at Vitória S.C. where he was sent off, and 34 against F.C. Arouca (1–0 home success) for the same reason.
On 4 November 2013, Vezo signed a four-year contract with Valencia CF for a reported fee of €1.5 million, with the move being made effective in the January transfer window. He made his La Liga debut on 8 February 2014, playing the last nine minutes in a 5–0 home victory over Real Betis; on the 23rd, profiting from suspension to compatriot Ricardo Costa, he played the full 90 minutes against Granada CF also at the Mestalla Stadium, and scored his first goal as a professional after netting from a free kick taken by Daniel Parejo to help the hosts come from behind in the 90th minute and win it 2–1, and become the Spanish club's youngest ever foreigner to score in the process.
Vezo earned his first cap for the Portugal under-21 side on 5 March 2014 – one month shy of his 20th birthday – playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 home win against Macedonia for the 2015 UEFA European Championship qualifiers. He scored his first goal in that level in the same competition, on 14 October, helping defeat the Netherlands 5–4 in the play-offs, in Paços de Ferreira (7–4 on aggregate).
- As of 31 January 2019
|Vitória Setúbal||2013–14||Primeira Liga||12||0||2||1||—||1[a]||0||15||1|
|Granada (loan)||2016–17||La Liga||18||0||0||0||—||—||18||0|
|Levante (loan)||2018–19||La Liga||0||0||0||0||—||—||0||0|
- Appearance(s) in Taça da Liga
- Pires, Sérgio (13 October 2015). "Nélson Semedo: e Portugal lá pescou mais um "tubarão"..." [Nélson Semedo: and Portugal fished yet another «shark»...] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
- "Hassan e Rúben Vezo já são profissionais" [Hassan and Rúben Vezo are already professionals]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 May 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "V. Setúbal 1–3 FC Porto: campeão entra a meio gás" [V. Setúbal 1–3 FC Porto: champions begin at half-strength] (in Portuguese). Relvado. 18 August 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Castigo de Vezo obriga a mexer na defesa" [Vezo ban forces defensive changes]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 September 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Vitória de Setúbal vence Arouca" [Vitória de Setúbal beat Arouca] (in Portuguese). TSF. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "El Valencia hace oficial el fichaje de Rúben Vezo" [Valencia make signing of Rúben Vezo official]. Super Deporte (in Spanish). 4 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- Liceras, Ángel (8 February 2014). "Pizzi devuelve la solvencia al Valencia" [Pizzi returns resolve to Valencia]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 February 2014.
- Egea, Pablo (23 February 2014). "Vezo apaga el fuego" [Vezo puts out the fire]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 February 2014.
- "Vezo, llegar y besar el santo" [Vezo, veni, vidi, vici]. Marca (in Spanish). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
- "Comunicado oficial | Rúben Vezo" [Official announcement | Rúben Vezo] (in Spanish). Valencia CF. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- "Official Statement | Ruben Vezo". Valencia CF. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- "Perfect Portugal dispatch FYROM". UEFA. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "Portugal through after nine-goal thriller". UEFA. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "Rúben Vezo". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2015.