Nuno Maniche

Date of birth11 November 1977
Place of birthLisbon
NationalityPortuguese
Weight69 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionMidfielder

Maniche scored Portugal's opening goal in their final group game at the 2006 World Cup finals in a 2-1 win against Mexico.

He then scored the only goal in the Round of 16 game against Holland as Portugal reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1966.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Benfica 01 Jul 1996 30 Jun 2002
Alverca 01 Aug 1996 31 May 1997 L
Alverca 01 Aug 1997 31 May 1998 L
Alverca 01 Aug 1998 31 May 1999 L
FC Porto 01 Jul 2002 01 Jul 2005
Dynamo Moscow 01 Jul 2005
Chelsea 04 Jan 2006 31 May 2006 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Benfica Portuguese First Division 24
2
1
3
2
2000-01 Benfica UEFA Cup 2
2002-03 FC Porto UEFA Cup 4
1
2003-04 FC Porto UEFA Champions League 10
3
2
2003-04 FC Porto UEFA Super Cup 1
1
2004-05 FC Porto UEFA Champions League 2
2005-06 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
2005-06 Chelsea Premier League 3
5
1
2008-09 Atlético Madrid UEFA Champions League 2
2


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
20 Aug 2000 FC Porto v Benfica L 2-0 Portuguese First Division 1
27 Aug 2000 Benfica v Beira Mar W 4-1 Portuguese First Division 2
09 Sep 2000 Uniao Leiria v Benfica D 1-1 Portuguese First Division 3
14 Sep 2000 Halmstads BK v Benfica L 2-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Sep 2000 Benfica v Estrela Amadora W 2-1 Portuguese First Division 4
23 Sep 2000 Boavista v Benfica L 1-0 Portuguese First Division 5
28 Sep 2000 Benfica v Halmstads BK D 2-2
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
21 Oct 2000 Pacos Ferreira v Benfica D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 8
29 Oct 2000 Benfica v Campomaiorense W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 9
05 Nov 2000 Maritimo v Benfica L 3-0 Portuguese First Division 10
12 Nov 2000 Benfica v SC Farense W 2-1 Portuguese First Division 11
18 Nov 2000 Vitoria Guimaraes v Benfica W 0-4 Portuguese First Division 12
03 Dec 2000 Benfica v Sporting Lisboa W 3-0 Portuguese First Division 13
10 Dec 2000 Alverca v Benfica L 2-1 Portuguese First Division 14
17 Dec 2000 Benfica v Gil Vicente D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 15
07 Jan 2001 Salgueiros v Benfica W 1-2 Portuguese First Division 16
13 Jan 2001 Benfica v Clube Desportivo Das Aves W 5-1 Portuguese First Division 17
21 Jan 2001 Benfica v FC Porto W 2-1 Portuguese First Division 18
28 Jan 2001 Beira Mar v Benfica W 1-3 Portuguese First Division 19
16 Feb 2001 Estrela Amadora v Benfica W 1-2 Portuguese First Division 21
25 Feb 2001 Benfica v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 22
10 Mar 2001 Belenenses v Benfica L 1-0 Portuguese First Division 24
31 Mar 2001 Campomaiorense v Benfica D 1-1 Portuguese First Division 26
13 Apr 2001 SC Farense v Benfica D 2-2 Portuguese First Division 28
29 Apr 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Benfica L 3-0 Portuguese First Division 30
04 May 2001 Benfica v Alverca L 0-2 Portuguese First Division 31
20 May 2001 Benfica v Salgueiros D 1-1 Portuguese First Division
27 May 2001 Clube Desportivo Das Aves v Benfica D 4-4 Portuguese First Division 34


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
1999-00 Portugal B International 1
2000-01 Portugal B International
1
2002-03 Portugal International Friendly 5
2003-04 Portugal International Friendly 1
3
2003-04 Portugal UEFA European Championship 6
2
2004-05 Portugal FIFA World Cup 8
1
1
2004-05 Portugal International Friendly 1
2005-06 Portugal FIFA World Cup 10
1
2
2
2005-06 Portugal International Friendly 3
1
2006-07 Portugal UEFA European Championship 1
1
2007-08 Portugal International Friendly 1
2007-08 Portugal UEFA European Championship 6
1
1
2008-09 Portugal FIFA World Cup 1
2
2008-09 Portugal International Friendly 2
1


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
25 Apr 2000 Portugal v Romania D 2-2 B INTER
15 Aug 2000 Portugal v Germany L 0-2 B INTER
29 Mar 2003 Portugal v Brazil W 2-1 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 FYR Macedonia v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Netherlands v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2003 Portugal v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 2003 Portugal v Bolivia W 4-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2003 Portugal v Kazakhstan W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Portugal v Spain L 0-1 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Portugal v Luxembourg W 3-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Portugal v Lithuania W 4-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2004 Portugal v Greece L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
16 Jun 2004 Portugal v Russia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2004 Portugal v Spain W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
24 Jun 2004 Portugal v England W 2-2 (6-5) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
30 Jun 2004 Portugal v Netherlands W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
04 Jul 2004 Portugal v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Final
04 Sep 2004 Latvia v Portugal W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Sep 2004 Portugal v Estonia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
09 Oct 2004 Liechtenstein v Portugal D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Oct 2004 Portugal v Russia W 7-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
17 Nov 2004 Luxembourg v Portugal W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
26 Mar 2005 Portugal v Canada W 4-1 International Friendly
30 Mar 2005 Slovakia v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
04 Jun 2005 Portugal v Slovakia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Jun 2005 Estonia v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
03 Sep 2005 Portugal v Luxembourg W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Sep 2005 Russia v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Oct 2005 Portugal v Liechtenstein W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
12 Oct 2005 Portugal v Latvia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Mar 2006 Saudi Arabia v Portugal W 0-3 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Portugal v Cape Verde Islands W 4-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2006 Luxembourg v Portugal W 0-3 International Friendly
11 Jun 2006 Angola v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
17 Jun 2006 Portugal v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
21 Jun 2006 Portugal v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
25 Jun 2006 Portugal v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2006 England v Portugal W 0-0 (3-1) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
05 Jul 2006 France v Portugal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
08 Jul 2006 Germany v Portugal L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
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
08 Sep 2007 Portugal v Poland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
12 Sep 2007 Portugal v Serbia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
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
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
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


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