Rui Miguel Rodrigues

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Rui Miguel
Rui Miguel Rodrigues 2011.jpg
Miguel with Krasnodar in 2011
Personal information
Full name Rui Miguel Melo Rodrigues
Date of birth (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Viseu, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Académico Viseu
Number 10
Youth career
Freguesia Santiago
1996–1998 Fornos Algodres
1998–1999 Benfica
1999–2002 Académico Viseu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Académico Viseu 85 (18)
2004–2005 Covilhã 16 (8)
2005–2006 Naval 18 (0)
2006–2007 Nelas 8 (1)
2007–2008 Zagłębie Lubin 34 (5)
2008–2009 Paços Ferreira 24 (3)
2009–2011 Vitória Guimarães 42 (8)
2011 Krasnodar 4 (1)
2012 Astra Ploiești 5 (0)
2012–2013 AEL Limassol 16 (4)
2013–2014 Paços Ferreira 14 (0)
2014–2015 Rapid București 11 (0)
2015–2016 Zimbru Chișinău 21 (9)
2017– Académico Viseu 24 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2018

Rui Miguel Melo Rodrigues (born 15 November 1983), known as Rui Miguel, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Académico de Viseu FC.

Football career[edit]

Born in Viseu, Rui Miguel began playing for hometown's Académico FC, first appearing as a senior in the third division. In 2004, he stayed in that level, signing with S.C. Covilhã.

Rui Miguel moved into the Primeira Liga in the following season, with Associação Naval 1º de Maio. His competition debut took place on 22 August 2005 as he came on as a second-half substitute in a 2–0 away win against Vitória de Guimarães,[1] and the vast majority of his appearances would also be from the bench, as on 26 August in the 2–3 home loss to FC Porto where he featured 35 minutes.[2]

Rui Miguel started 2006–07 again in division three, with S.L. Nelas. However, in January 2007, he moved to Poland and signed with Zagłębie Lubin; after one-and-a-half years he returned to his country, where he finally would make a name for himself in the top flight, first with F.C. Paços de Ferreira.

Rui Miguel signed with Vitória for the 2009–10 campaign.[3] Never an undisputed started except for the league's final games (four of his five goals came during that stretch), he contributed solidly as the Guimarães-based team finished sixth and nearly qualified for the UEFA Europa League, for example scoring a last-minute equaliser against eventually fourth-placed Sporting Clube de Portugal (1–1, at home).[4]

After two seasons in Minho and 51 official appearances, Rui Miguel signed for Russian club FC Krasnodar.[5]


  1. ^ "Naval surpreendente" [Surprising Naval]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 22 August 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "FC Porto vence Naval na Figueira da Foz (2–3)" [FC Porto defeat Naval in Figueira da Foz (2–3)]. Público (in Portuguese). 26 August 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rui Miguel diz que avança 10 passos com ida para Guimarães" [Rui Miguel says he takes 10 steps forward with move to Guimarães] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "V. Guimarães-Sporting, 1–1 (ficha)" [V. Guimarães-Sporting, 1–1 (match sheet)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  5. ^ Игроком "Краснодара" стал португалец Руи Мигель [Rui Miguel in Krasnodar] (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 

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