Rui Pedro Couto Ramalho
|Full name||Rui Pedro Couto Ramalho|
|Date of birth||2 July 1988|
|Place of birth||Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|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)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2015.
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.
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. 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.
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 under-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).
- CFR Cluj
- As of 29 May 2013
- Rui Pedro, atacantul lui Porto, a semnat pe trei ani cu CFR Cluj. Mureşan: "Jorge Costa l-a vrut" (Rui Pedro, Porto forward, signed for three years with CFR Cluj. Mureşan: "Jorge Costa wanted him"); GSP, 31 August 2011 (Romanian)
- Rui Pedro hat-trick ends Braga's hopes at CFR; UEFA.com, 20 November 2012
- Pereirinha e Rui Pedro suspensos por Queiroz (Pereirinha and Rui Pedro suspended by Queiroz); Record, 25 March 2009 (Portuguese)
- "Rui Pedro". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 March 2014.