Rui Miguel Rodrigues
Miguel with Krasnodar in 2011
|Full name||Rui Miguel Melo Rodrigues|
|Date of birth||15 November 1983|
|Place of birth||Viseu, Portugal|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2018
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, 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.
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. 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).
- "Naval surpreendente" [Surprising Naval]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 22 August 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
- "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.
- "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.
- "V. Guimarães-Sporting, 1–1 (ficha)" [V. Guimarães-Sporting, 1–1 (match sheet)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
- Игроком "Краснодара" стал португалец Руи Мигель [Rui Miguel in Krasnodar] (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011.