Helder

Date of birth21 March 1971
Place of birthLuanda
NationalityPortuguese
Weight80 kg
Height1.81 m
PositionDefender

Full name is: Christovao Rodriguez Helder.

Sir Bobby Robson's awareness of game in Portugal led to the loan signing of this experienced centre-half. Helder had made a quicker than expected recovery from a serious knee injury and Deportivo had failed to renew his registration.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Estoril Praia
Benfica 01 Feb 1997
Deportivo La Coruña 01 Feb 1997
Newcastle United 22 Nov 1999 15 May 2000 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
2
1999-00 Newcastle United Premier League 8
1
2
2000-01 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga 18
3
10
2000-01 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League 1
2
1
2001-02 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga 7
2
1
2001-02 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League 2
2004-05 Paris St Germain French Championnat 12
4
1
4
2004-05 Paris St Germain UEFA Champions League 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Nov 1999 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
04 Dec 1999 Aston Villa v Newcastle United W 0-1 Premier League
12 Dec 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Dec 1999 Bradford City v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
22 Dec 1999 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 6-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
31 Jan 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
05 Feb 2000 Sunderland v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
12 Feb 2000 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 3-0 Premier League
20 Feb 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Newcastle United W 2-3 FA Cup Quarter-final
26 Feb 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United W 0-2 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Newcastle United v Bradford City W 2-0 Premier League
23 Apr 2000 Newcastle United v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Portugal International Friendly 1
1991-92 Portugal Toulon Under-21 2
1
1991-92 Portugal UEFA Under-21
1
1992-93 Portugal FIFA World Cup 3
1992-93 Portugal International Friendly 3
1
1993-94 Portugal International Friendly 1
1994-95 Portugal UEFA European Championship 4
1995-96 Portugal International Friendly 4
1
1995-96 Portugal UEFA European Championship 6
1
1996-97 Portugal FIFA World Cup 5
1
1996-97 Portugal International Friendly 2
1997-98 Portugal FIFA World Cup 3
1
2000-01 Portugal International Friendly
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Oct 1991 Netherlands v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group
12 Feb 1992 Portugal v Netherlands W 2-0 International Friendly
25 May 1992 Portugal v Yugoslavia W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
29 May 1992 Portugal v USA W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
02 Sep 1992 Austria v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
14 Oct 1992 Scotland v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
11 Nov 1992 Portugal v Bulgaria W 2-1 International Friendly
24 Jan 1993 Malta v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
10 Feb 1993 Portugal v Norway D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Feb 1993 Portugal v Italy L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 1
20 Apr 1994 Norway v Portugal D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 Northern Ireland v Portugal W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
09 Oct 1994 Latvia v Portugal W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Nov 1994 Portugal v Austria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
26 Apr 1995 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Austria v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1995 Portugal v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Dec 1995 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Jan 1996 France v Portugal L 3-2 International Friendly
21 Feb 1996 Portugal v Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 Portugal v Greece W 1-0 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 1996 Denmark v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
14 Jun 1996 Portugal v Turkey W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 1996 Croatia v Portugal W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 1996 Portugal v Czech Republic L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
31 Aug 1996 Armenia v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
05 Oct 1996 Ukraine v Portugal L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
09 Oct 1996 Albania v Portugal W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
09 Nov 1996 Portugal v Ukraine W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
14 Dec 1996 Portugal v Germany D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
22 Jan 1997 Portugal v France L 0-2 International Friendly
19 Feb 1997 Greece v Portugal D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 1997 Portugal v Armenia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
06 Sep 1997 Germany v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
11 Oct 1997 Portugal v Northern Ireland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
15 Nov 2000 Portugal v Israel W 2-1 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 France v Portugal L 4-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.