Raphaël Guerreiro

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Raphaël Guerreiro
Personal information
Full name Raphaël Adelino José Guerreiro
Date of birth (1993-12-22) 22 December 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Le Blanc-Mesnil, France
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 13
Youth career
1999–2005 Blanc-Mesnil
2005–2008 Clairefontaine
2008–2012 Caen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Caen B 55 (4)
2012–2013 Caen 38 (1)
2013–2016 Lorient 102 (10)
2016– Borussia Dortmund 24 (6)
National team
2013–2015 Portugal U21 13 (0)
2014– Portugal 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2017

Raphaël Adelino José Guerreiro, ComM (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡɨʁɐjɾu]; born 22 December 1993) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for German club Borussia Dortmund mainly as a left back but also as a left midfielder.

Born in France, he began his career at Caen, signing in 2013 with Lorient where he made his Ligue 1 debut. In June 2016, he joined Borussia Dortmund.

Guerreiro represented Portugal at under-21 and senior level, first appearing for the latter in 2014. He was part of their squad at Euro 2016, winning the tournament.

Club career[edit]

Caen[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Lorient[edit]

On 27 June 2013, Guerreiro moved to Ligue 1 after signing a four-year contract with FC Lorient.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Guerreiro opened the scoring in a Derby Breton on 24 October 2015, assisted by Majeed Waris in a 1–1 home draw against Stade Rennais FC.[5]

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

On 16 June 2016, Borussia Dortmund signed Guerreiro to a four-year contract[6] for a reported fee of €12 million (£9.5 million).[7] Under coach Thomas Tuchel, he was primarily deployed as a midfielder.[8]

International career[edit]

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.[9] On 7 November 2014, even though he hardly spoke the language,[10] he was called up by Fernando Santos to the full side for a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Armenia and a friendly with Argentina.[11] He made his debut on 14 November against the former opponent, playing the entire 1–0 win in Faro;[12] four days later, against the latter, he scored in the last minute for the only goal at Old Trafford.[13]

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.[14]

Guerreiro was selected by the main squad for their Euro 2016 campaign,[15] playing the full 90 minutes in the first game, a 1–1 draw to Iceland in Saint-Étienne.[16] 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.[17]

Personal life[edit]

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.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 May 2017[18]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Caen 2012–13 38 1 1 0 2 0 41 1
Lorient 2013–14 34 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
2014–15 34 7 1 0 1 0 36 7
2015–16 34 3 2 0 5 0 41 3
Total 102 10 3 0 6 0 0 0 111 10
Borussia Dortmund 2016–17 24 6 5 0 6 1 35 7
Career total 163 16 9 0 8 0 6 1 187 17

International[edit]

As of 21 June 2017[19]
Portugal
Year Apps Goals
2014 2 1
2015 1 0
2016 13 1
2017 4 0
Total 20 2

International goals[edit]

As of 29 May 2016 (Portugal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Guerreiro goal)[19]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
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

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Borussia Dortmund

International[edit]

Portugal

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pour Raphaël Guerreiro, c'est l'année d'après" [For Raphaël Guerreiro, it's the year after]. Ouest-France (in French). 11 January 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Raphaël Guerreiro et Vincent Aboubakar au FC Lorient" [Raphaël Guerreiro and Vincent Aboubakar to FC Lorient] (in French). FC Lorient. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Raphael Guerreiro marcou, mas o PSG ganhou" [Raphael Guerreiro scored, but PSG won]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 1 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ayew offre une victoire capitale à Lorient" [Ayew offers a key victory to Lorient]. L'Équipe (in French). 14 March 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rennes, tenu en échec à Lorient, n'avance plus" [Rennes, held in check by Lorient, advance no further] (in French). Eurosport. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Borussia Dortmund sign Raphaël Guerreiro". Borussia Dortmund. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Raphael Guerreiro to Borussia Dortmund: Latest transfer details, reaction, more". Bleacher Report. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Raphael Guerreiro makes flying start to life at Borussia Dortmund". PortuGOAL. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Guerreiro a joué avec le Portugal" [Guerreiro played with Portugal] (in French). SM Caen. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Raphaël: um nome com dois pontos para um lateral com pinta" [Raphaël: two-dotted name for cool full-back]. Expresso (in Portuguese). 7 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Homewood, Brian (7 November 2014). "Jose Bosingwa recalled to Portugal squad four years after former Chelsea defender made his last international appearance". Daily Mail. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Record-breaker Ronaldo helps Portugal sink Armenia". UEFA.com. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  13. ^ Bernstein, Joe (18 November 2014). "Argentina 0–1 Portugal: Raphael Guerreiro scores injury-time winner as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are withdrawn at half-time in heavyweight showdown at Old Trafford". Daily Mail. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "The official Under-21 Team of the Tournament". UEFA.com. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Portugal name Bayern Munich signing Renato Sanches for Euros squad". ESPN FC. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Ice-cool Iceland claim Portugal point". UEFA.com. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Renato Sanches named Young Player of the Tournament". UEFA.com. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 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. 
  18. ^ "Raphaël Guerreiro". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Raphaël Guerreiro". European Football. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "UEFA EURO 2016 Team of the Tournament revealed". UEFA.com. 11 July 2016. Archived from the original on 16 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  21. ^ "Our Champions League breakthrough team of 2016". UEFA.com. 24 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 

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