Guerreiro with Portugal in 2017
|Full name||Raphaël Adelino José Guerreiro|
|Date of birth||22 December 1993|
|Place of birth||Le Blanc-Mesnil, France|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Left back / Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:55, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Raphaël Adelino José Guerreiro ComM (European Portuguese: [ɡɨʁɐjɾu]; born 22 December 1993) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for German club Borussia Dortmund and the Portuguese national team mainly as a left back but also as a left midfielder.
Born in Le Blanc-Mesnil, Seine-Saint-Denis to a Portuguese father and a French mother, Guerreiro played youth football for three clubs, finishing his formation at Stade Malherbe Caen after signing in 2008 at the age of 14. After starting as a senior with the reserve team he made his professional debut in the 2012–13 season, appearing in all the games and failing to start only once in an eventual fourth-place finish in Ligue 2; he was also elected to the Team of the Year.
On 27 June 2013, Guerreiro moved to Ligue 1 after signing a four-year contract with FC Lorient. His maiden appearance in the competition took place on 10 August, as he featured the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against Lille OSC.
On 1 November 2014, Guerreiro scored his first goal for Lorient, opening the scoring at title-holders Paris Saint-Germain F.C. but in an eventual 1–2 defeat. He finished the campaign with seven goals to help his team stave off relegation, including the equaliser as they came from behind to defeat his former employers 2–1 at the Stade du Moustoir.
On 16 June 2016, Borussia Dortmund signed Guerreiro to a four-year contract for a reported fee of €12 million (£9.5 million). Under coach Thomas Tuchel, he was primarily deployed as a midfielder.
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Guerreiro accepted the call to represent the Portugal under-21 team after being spotted by Rui Jorge's coaching staff, making his debut on 21 March 2013 in a 0–1 home defeat against Sweden. On 7 November 2014, even though he hardly spoke the language, he was called up by Fernando Santos to the full side for a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Armenia and a friendly with Argentina. He made his debut on 14 November against the former opponent, playing the entire 1–0 win in Faro; four days later, against the latter, he scored in the last minute for the only goal at Old Trafford.
Guerreiro returned to the under-21s for the 2015 UEFA European Championship in the Czech Republic, helping them finish in second place. He was one of five Portuguese included in the Team of the Tournament.
Guerreiro was selected by the main squad for their Euro 2016 campaign, playing the full 90 minutes in the first game, a 1–1 draw to Iceland in Saint-Étienne. Portugal went on to win the competition, defeating hosts France 1–0 in the final, in extra time; following his performances throughout the competition, he was nominated for the Young Player of the Tournament Award, which ultimately went to his teammate Renato Sanches.
In 2014, Guerreiro said that he supported S.L. Benfica, dreamed of playing for Real Madrid and his favourite player was Cristiano Ronaldo. His Portugal under-21 manager, Rui Jorge, remembered him as a very introverted character, in part due to his language difficulties.
- As of 15 March 2018
- As of 20 June 2018
- As of 29 May 2016 (Portugal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Guerreiro goal)
|1||18 November 2014||Old Trafford, Manchester, England||2||Argentina||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|2||29 May 2016||Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal||6||Norway||2–0||3–0|
- 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship: Team of the Tournament
- UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2016
- UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2016
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New European champion Renato Sanches has been chosen above Kingsley Coman and Portugal team-mate Raphael Guerreiro for the SOCAR Young Player of the Tournament award.
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- "Seleção recebe insígnias de Marcelo no Porto" [National team receive insignia from Marcelo in Porto]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 25 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
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