Rui Pedro Couto Ramalho

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Couto and the second or paternal family name is Ramalho.
Rui Pedro
Personal information
Full name Rui Pedro Couto Ramalho
Date of birth (1988-07-02) 2 July 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Académica
Number 20
Youth career
2000–2001 Leverense
2001–2007 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Porto 0 (0)
2008 Estrela Amadora (loan) 4 (0)
2008–2009 Portimonense (loan) 22 (0)
2009–2010 Gil Vicente (loan) 29 (8)
2010–2011 Leixões (loan) 27 (8)
2011–2014 CFR Cluj 62 (10)
2014– Académica 21 (3)
National team
2004 Portugal U16 3 (2)
2004–2005 Portugal U17 14 (3)
2005–2006 Portugal U18 7 (2)
2006–2007 Portugal U19 14 (5)
2008 Portugal U20 9 (3)
2008–2010 Portugal U21 19 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rui Pedro Couto Ramalho (born 2 July 1988), known as Rui Pedro, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Académica de Coimbra as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Rui Pedro joined F.C. Porto's youth system in 2001, at the age of 13. He was promoted to the main squad for 2007–08, but his input would consist of 45 minutes in a 0–0 away draw against C.D. Fátima for the season's Portuguese League Cup; he finished the campaign on loan, appearing rarely for fellow top division side C.F. Estrela da Amadora.

Pedro spent the following three years in the same predicament, appearing for three second level clubs and playing and scoring regularly for the last two, Gil Vicente F.C. and Leixões SC.

In the 2011 summer he left Porto by mutual agreement and signed for three years with CFR Cluj in Romania, joining a host of compatriots at the Liga I team, including manager Jorge Costa.[1] On 20 November of the following year he netted the first hat-trick of his professional career, scoring all three goals in a 3–1 home win against S.C. Braga for the season's UEFA Champions League group stage.[2]

International career[edit]

All youth categories comprised, Rui Pedro gained 64 caps for Portugal, scoring 20 goals. On 25 March 2009 he, alongside teammate Bruno Pereirinha, was suspended by U-21 coach Carlos Queiroz after both attempted an unsuccessful backpass penalty during a match against Cape Verde for the Madeira International Tournament (the score was then at 2–0 for the hosts).[3]

Honours[edit]

CFR Cluj

Club statistics[edit]

As of 29 May 2013[4]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Estrela Amadora
2007–08 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Portimonense
2008–09 22 0 3 0 0 0 25 0
Gil Vicente
2009–10 29 8 5 3 0 0 34 11
Leixões
2010–11 27 8 7 0 0 0 34 8
Total 82 16 15 3 0 0 97 19
CFR Cluj
2011–12 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
2012–13 24 7 4 0 7 3 35 10
Total 37 7 5 0 7 3 49 10
Career total 119 23 20 3 7 3 146 29

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