Rui Cordeiro

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Rui Cordeiro
Date of birth (1976-10-14) October 14, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Figueira da Foz
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 130 kg (290 lb; 20 st)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002-2007  Portugal 44 ((10))

Rui Pedro Godinho Cordeiro (born 14 October 1976 in Figueira da Foz) was a Portuguese rugby union footballer. He played as a prop. He has a degree in veterinary medicine.

Cordeiro played for Académica de Coimbra. He won the National II Division title in 1998-99 and 2006–07, and the National I Division title in 2003-04.

He had 44 caps for the Portugal national team, from 2002 to 2007, having scored 2 tries, 10 points in aggregate.

He was a member of the Portugal squad at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and played in all four games. He was one of the heaviest players of the competition, with 138 kg. He scored Portugal's only try in their 108-13 loss to New Zealand on 15 September 2007. The try was particularly memorable for the Portuguese because it was achieved in a maul with the All Blacks.

He announced that he was leaving the National Team and the competition after the tournament.

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