Rúben Vezo

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Nunes and the second or paternal family name is Vezo.
Rúben Vezo
Rubén Vezo.jpg
Vezo playing for Valencia in 2014
Personal information
Full name Rúben Miguel Nunes Vezo
Date of birth (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Setúbal, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back Left back
Club information
Current team
Valencia
Number 3
Youth career
2003–2005 Pelezinhos
2005–2013 Vitória Setúbal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Vitória Setúbal 12 (0)
2014– Valencia 30 (1)
National team
2013 Portugal U19 1 (0)
2014 Portugal U20 5 (1)
2014– Portugal U21 5 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 16 May 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2015

Rúben Miguel Nunes Vezo (born 25 April 1994) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Valencia CF as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Vitória Setúbal[edit]

Born in Setúbal, 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[1] and, on 18 August, made his top division debut, starting in a 1–3 home loss against F.C. Porto.[2]

During his short spell, Vezo featured the full 90 minutes in all the league games he appeared in, save for the last five minutes of a 4–1 win at Vitória S.C. where he was sent off,[3] and 34 against F.C. Arouca (1–0 home success) for the same reason.

Valencia[edit]

On 4 November 2013, Vezo signed a four-year contract with La Liga club Valencia CF for a reported fee of 1.5 million, with the move being made effective in the January transfer window.[4] He made his debut in the competition on 8 February 2014, playing the last nine minutes in a 5–0 home win over Real Betis;[5] 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,[6] and become the club's youngest ever foreigner to score in the process.[7]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 26 February 2016[8]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitória Setúbal 2013–14 Primeira Liga 12 0 2 1 1[a] 0 15 1
Valencia 2013–14 La Liga 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
2014–15 7 0 3 0 10 0
2015–16 12 0 6 0 5 1 23 1
Total 27 1 9 0 5 1 0 0 40 2
Career totals 39 1 11 1 5 1 1 0 56 3
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Taça da Liga

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hassan e Rúben Vezo já são profissionais" [Hassan and Rúben Vezo are already professionals] (in Portuguese). Record. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "V. Setúbal 1–3 FC Porto: campeão entra a meio gás" [V. Setúbal 1–3 FC Porto: champion begins at half-strength] (in Portuguese). Relvado. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Castigo de Vezo obriga a mexer na defesa" [Vezo ban forces defensive changes] (in Portuguese). Record. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "El Valencia hace oficial el fichaje de Rúben Vezo" [Valencia makes signing of Rúben Vezo official] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pizzi devuelve la solvencia al Valencia" [Pizzi returns resolve to Valencia] (in Spanish). Marca. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Vezo apaga el fuego" [Vezo puts out the fire] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Vezo, llegar y besar el santo" [Vezo, veni, vidi, vici] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rúben Vezo". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 

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