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)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|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 15 May 2016.
Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Rui Pedro joined FC 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 Portuguese League Cup; he finished the season on loan, appearing rarely for fellow Primeira Liga 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. 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 campaign'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).
- As of 29 May 2013
- CFR Cluj
- 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"); Gazeta Sporturilor, 31 August 2011 (Romanian)
- Rui Pedro hat-trick ends Braga's hopes at CFR; UEFA.com, 20 November 2012
- "Rui Pedro e Aderlan reforçam Académica" [Rui Pedro and Aderlan strengthen Académica] (in Portuguese). Académica de Coimbra. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
- 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.
- "Rui Pedro – Trophies". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 March 2014.