Nani

Date of birth17 November 1986
Place of birthPraia, Cape Verde
NationalityPortuguese
Weight66 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Full name is: Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha.

Nani joined Manchester United in July 2007 with a five-year contract along with Anderson to counter Chelsea's strength in the transfer market by investing in youth.

Unfairly compared with compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani initially found it hard to display any consistency despite possessing a powerful shot and excellent dribbling skills.

His United contract was extended to June 2014 in March 2010 and to June 2018 in September 2013.

He was included in Portugal's squad for the 2014 World Cup.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sporting Clube Portugal 01 Jul 2005 02 Jul 2007
Manchester United 02 Jul 2007 06 Jul 2015
Sporting Clube Portugal 20 Aug 2014 31 May 2015 L
Fenerbahçe 06 Jul 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2007-08 Manchester United FA Community Shield
1
2007-08 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Manchester United League Cup 1
2007-08 Manchester United Premier League 16
10
3
2
1
2007-08 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 7
4
2
2008-09 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2008-09 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2
2008-09 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 1
2008-09 Manchester United League Cup 6
3
2008-09 Manchester United Premier League 7
6
1
1
2008-09 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
1
1
2008-09 Manchester United UEFA Super Cup 1
2009-10 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
1
2009-10 Manchester United League Cup 2
1
2009-10 Manchester United Premier League 19
4
4
1
1
2009-10 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 8
2
2010-11 Manchester United FA Community Shield
1
2010-11 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
2010-11 Manchester United Premier League 31
2
9
1
2010-11 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 9
3
1
1
2011-12 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2
2011-12 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1
2011-12 Manchester United Premier League 24
5
8
3
2011-12 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 4
2
2011-12 Manchester United UEFA Europa League 2
1
2012-13 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1
1
2012-13 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
1
2012-13 Manchester United Premier League 7
4
1
1
2012-13 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 3
1
1
2013-14 Manchester United League Cup 1
2013-14 Manchester United Premier League 7
4
2013-14 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1
1
2014-15 Manchester United Premier League
1
2014-15 Sporting Clube Portugal UEFA Champions League 5
4
1
2014-15 Sporting Clube Portugal UEFA Europa League 2
2015-16 Fenerbahçe UEFA Champions League 2
1
2015-16 Fenerbahçe UEFA Europa League 10
1
1
4


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
17 Sep 2014 NK Maribor v Sporting Clube Portugal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
30 Sep 2014 Sporting Clube Portugal v Chelsea L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
21 Oct 2014 Schalke 04 v Sporting Clube Portugal L 4-3 UEFA Champions League Group G
05 Nov 2014 Sporting Clube Portugal v Schalke 04 W 4-2 UEFA Champions League Group G
25 Nov 2014 Sporting Clube Portugal v NK Maribor W 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
19 Feb 2015 VfL Wolfsburg v Sporting Clube Portugal L 2-0 UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st leg
26 Feb 2015 Sporting Clube Portugal v VfL Wolfsburg D 0-0
Agg: 0-2
UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd leg


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
2006-07 Portugal International Friendly 2
2006-07 Portugal UEFA European Championship 2
3
1
1
2007-08 Portugal International Friendly
2
2007-08 Portugal UEFA European Championship 1
6
2008-09 Portugal FIFA World Cup 3
2
2
1
2008-09 Portugal International Friendly 4
2
1
2009-10 Portugal FIFA World Cup 3
3
1
2009-10 Portugal International Friendly 2
1
1
1
2010-11 Portugal International Friendly 3
1
2010-11 Portugal UEFA European Championship 5
2
2011-12 Portugal International Friendly 2
2
1
2011-12 Portugal UEFA European Championship 10
3
1
2012-13 Portugal FIFA World Cup 4
1
2012-13 Portugal International Friendly 2
2013-14 Portugal FIFA World Cup 7
1
2
1
2013-14 Portugal International Friendly 3
1
2014-15 Portugal International Friendly 2
1
2014-15 Portugal UEFA European Championship 5
1
2015-16 Portugal International Friendly 5
2
2
2015-16 Portugal UEFA European Championship 10
4
2
2016-17 Portugal FIFA Confederations Cup 2
2
1
2016-17 Portugal FIFA World Cup 2
1
2016-17 Portugal International Friendly 2
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
01 Sep 2006 Denmark v Portugal L 4-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2006 Finland v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
07 Oct 2006 Portugal v Azerbaijan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
11 Oct 2006 Poland v Portugal L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
24 Mar 2007 Portugal v Belgium W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
02 Jun 2007 Belgium v Portugal W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
05 Jun 2007 Kuwait v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 2007 Azerbaijan v Portugal W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
17 Oct 2007 Kazakhstan v Portugal W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
17 Nov 2007 Portugal v Armenia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
21 Nov 2007 Portugal v Finland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
06 Feb 2008 Italy v Portugal L 3-1 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Portugal v Georgia W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2008 Portugal v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
15 Jun 2008 Switzerland v Portugal L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
19 Jun 2008 Germany v Portugal L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
20 Aug 2008 Portugal v Faroe Islands W 5-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Malta v Portugal W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Sep 2008 Portugal v Denmark L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
11 Oct 2008 Sweden v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
15 Oct 2008 Portugal v Albania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
19 Nov 2008 Brazil v Portugal L 6-2 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Portugal v Finland W 1-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 2009 Portugal v South Africa W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2009 Albania v Portugal W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Jun 2009 Estonia v Portugal D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Aug 2009 Liechtenstein v Portugal W 0-3 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Denmark v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
09 Sep 2009 Hungary v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Oct 2009 Portugal v Hungary W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Oct 2009 Portugal v Malta W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Nov 2009 Portugal v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
18 Nov 2009 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
03 Mar 2010 Portugal v China PR W 2-0 International Friendly
24 May 2010 Portugal v Cape Verde Islands D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2010 Portugal v Cameroon W 3-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Portugal v Cyprus D 4-4 UEFA European Championship Group H
07 Sep 2010 Norway v Portugal L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group H
08 Oct 2010 Portugal v Denmark W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group H
12 Oct 2010 Iceland v Portugal W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group H
17 Nov 2010 Portugal v Spain W 4-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2011 Argentina v Portugal L 2-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2011 Portugal v Chile D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2011 Portugal v Finland W 2-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2011 Portugal v Norway W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group H
10 Aug 2011 Portugal v Luxembourg W 5-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 Cyprus v Portugal W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group H
07 Oct 2011 Portugal v Iceland W 5-3 UEFA European Championship Group H
11 Oct 2011 Denmark v Portugal L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group H
11 Nov 2011 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Portugal D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
15 Nov 2011 Portugal v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 6-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
29 Feb 2012 Poland v Portugal D 0-0 International Friendly
26 May 2012 Portugal v North Macedonia D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 Portugal v Turkey L 1-3 International Friendly
09 Jun 2012 Germany v Portugal L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
13 Jun 2012 Denmark v Portugal W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 2012 Portugal v Netherlands W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
21 Jun 2012 Czech Republic v Portugal W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
27 Jun 2012 Portugal v Spain L 0-0 (2-4) UEFA European Championship Semi-final
15 Aug 2012 Portugal v Panama W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Luxembourg v Portugal W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
11 Sep 2012 Portugal v Azerbaijan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
12 Oct 2012 Russia v Portugal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
16 Oct 2012 Portugal v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
06 Feb 2013 Portugal v Ecuador L 2-3 International Friendly
07 Jun 2013 Portugal v Russia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
06 Sep 2013 Northern Ireland v Portugal W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
10 Sep 2013 Brazil v Portugal L 3-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2013 Portugal v Israel D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
15 Oct 2013 Portugal v Luxembourg W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
15 Nov 2013 Portugal v Sweden W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
19 Nov 2013 Sweden v Portugal W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
31 May 2014 Portugal v Greece D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2014 Mexico v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2014 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-5 International Friendly
16 Jun 2014 Germany v Portugal L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
22 Jun 2014 USA v Portugal D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
26 Jun 2014 Portugal v Ghana W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
07 Sep 2014 Portugal v Albania L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group I
11 Oct 2014 France v Portugal L 2-1 International Friendly
14 Oct 2014 Denmark v Portugal W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group I
14 Nov 2014 Portugal v Armenia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group I
18 Nov 2014 Portugal v Argentina W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2015 Portugal v Serbia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group I
13 Jun 2015 Armenia v Portugal W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group I
16 Jun 2015 Italy v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 2015 Portugal v France L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2015 Albania v Portugal W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group I
08 Oct 2015 Portugal v Denmark W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group I
11 Oct 2015 Serbia v Portugal W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group I
14 Nov 2015 Russia v Portugal L 1-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2015 Luxembourg v Portugal W 0-2 International Friendly
25 Mar 2016 Portugal v Bulgaria L 0-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2016 Portugal v Belgium W 2-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2016 England v Portugal L 1-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 2016 Portugal v Estonia W 7-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 2016 Portugal v Iceland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
18 Jun 2016 Portugal v Austria D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Jun 2016 Hungary v Portugal D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
25 Jun 2016 Croatia v Portugal W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals - Round of 16
30 Jun 2016 Poland v Portugal W 1-1 (5-4) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
06 Jul 2016 Portugal v Wales W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
10 Jul 2016 Portugal v France W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Final
01 Sep 2016 Portugal v Gibraltar W 5-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2016 Switzerland v Portugal L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group B
13 Nov 2016 Portugal v Latvia W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group B
03 Jun 2017 Portugal v Cyprus W 4-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2017 Latvia v Portugal W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group B
18 Jun 2017 Portugal v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
24 Jun 2017 New Zealand v Portugal W 0-4 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
28 Jun 2017 Portugal v Chile L 0-0 (0-3) FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
02 Jul 2017 Portugal v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place


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