|Full name||Rúben Alexandre Rocha Lima|
|Date of birth||3 October 1989|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|1997–1999||CER Tenente Valdez|
|2007–2009||→ Aves (loan)||32||(1)|
|2009–2010||→ Vitória Setúbal (loan)||24||(0)|
|2014||→ Rijeka (loan)||2||(0)|
|2014||→ Rijeka II (loan)||6||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2016.
A product of hometown S.L. Benfica's youth system, Lisbon-born Lima was promoted to the first team for the 2007–08 season. In January 2008 however he, alongside teammates Miguel Vítor and Romeu Ribeiro, was loaned to C.D. Aves in the second division, with the move being extended for the entirety of the following campaign.
Lima moved to Vitória de Setúbal for 2009–10, in the same predicament. He made his Primeira Liga debut on 17 August 2009, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 home draw against Vitória de Guimarães and eventually appearing in 24 of the league's 30 games (22 starts) as the Sadinos barely avoided relegation.
In June 2011, Lima moved abroad for the first time in his career, joining HNK Hajduk Split in the Croatian First Football League and quickly becoming first-choice left-back at his new club, as that position had lacked in consistency ever since the departure of Ivan Strinić to FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Under the management of Krasimir Balakov, Lima became a first-team regular in the 2011–12 season. He made his debut in the UEFA Europa League on 28 July 2011, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against Stoke City for the third qualifying round.
- As of 1 June 2014
- Hajduk Split
- Dinamo Zagreb
- "Presidente satisfeito com reforços encarnados" [President happy with red additions] (in Portuguese). Record. 11 December 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Stoke City 1 Hadjuk Split 0: match report". The Daily Telegraph. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
- "Ruben Lima". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 June 2014.