Paulo Bento

Date of birth20 June 1969
Place of birthLisbon
NationalityPortuguese
Weight74 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Paulo Bento began his career at second division Estrela Amadora in 1989.

He had a spell at Vitoria Guimaraes before joining Benfica in 1994.

He made his international debut in January 1992 against Spain and, despite being a member of the 1996 and 2000 European Championship Finals squads, he could not become a regular team member.

At club level, he left Benfica to play in Spain for Real Oviedo in 1996 and returned to Portugal to play for Sporting Lisbon in 2000.

He is a hard working midfielder with excellent technique, who allows the other more creative members of the team to play.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Sporting Clube Portugal Portuguese First Division 32
8
2001-02 Sporting Clube Portugal Portuguese First Division 15
1
7
1
2001-02 Sporting Clube Portugal UEFA Cup 4
1
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
20 Aug 2000 Sporting Lisboa v SC Farense W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 1
26 Aug 2000 Vitoria Guimaraes v Sporting Clube Portugal W 1-4 Portuguese First Division 2
08 Sep 2000 Sporting Braga v Sporting Lisboa L 3-2 Portuguese First Division 3
16 Sep 2000 Sporting Lisboa v Alverca D 1-1 Portuguese First Division 4
23 Sep 2000 Gil Vicente v Sporting Lisboa W 0-2 Portuguese First Division 5
01 Oct 2000 Sporting Lisboa v Salgueiros W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 6
14 Oct 2000 Clube Desportivo Das Aves v Sporting Lisboa W 3-4 Portuguese First Division 7
21 Oct 2000 Sporting Lisboa v FC Porto L 0-1 Portuguese First Division 8
29 Oct 2000 Beira Mar v Sporting Lisboa W 0-1 Portuguese First Division 9
03 Nov 2000 Sporting Lisboa v Uniao Leiria W 4-0 Portuguese First Division 10
11 Nov 2000 Estrela Amadora v Sporting Lisboa W 1-2 Portuguese First Division 11
03 Dec 2000 Benfica v Sporting Lisboa L 3-0 Portuguese First Division 13
09 Dec 2000 Sporting Lisboa v Belenenses W 2-1 Portuguese First Division 14
17 Dec 2000 Pacos Ferreira v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 15
06 Jan 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Campomaiorense W 2-1 Portuguese First Division 16
12 Jan 2001 Maritimo v Sporting Lisboa W 0-2 Portuguese First Division 17
21 Jan 2001 SC Farense v Sporting Lisboa L 2-1 Portuguese First Division 18
27 Jan 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Vitória Guimarães W 3-1 Portuguese First Division 19
04 Feb 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Sporting Braga L 1-2 Portuguese First Division 20
18 Feb 2001 Alverca v Sporting Lisboa L 3-1 Portuguese First Division 21
25 Feb 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Gil Vicente W 3-1 Portuguese First Division 22
03 Mar 2001 Salgueiros v Sporting Lisboa W 2-5 Portuguese First Division 23
11 Mar 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Clube Desportivo Das Aves W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 24
19 Mar 2001 FC Porto v Sporting Lisboa D 2-2 Portuguese First Division 25
02 Apr 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Beira Mar W 2-1 Portuguese First Division 26
07 Apr 2001 Uniao Leiria v Sporting Lisboa L 2-0 Portuguese First Division 27
14 Apr 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Estrela Amadora W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 28
21 Apr 2001 Boavista v Sporting Lisboa L 1-0 Portuguese First Division 29
29 Apr 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Benfica W 3-0 Portuguese First Division 30
06 May 2001 Belenenses v Sporting Lisboa D 1-1 Portuguese First Division 31
20 May 2001 Campomaiorense v Sporting Lisboa L 1-0 Portuguese First Division 33
27 May 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Maritimo W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 34
12 Aug 2001 Sporting Lisboa v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Belenenses v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 2
25 Aug 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Alverca D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 3
09 Sep 2001 Uniao Leiria v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 4
17 Sep 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Gil Vicente D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 5
20 Sep 2001 FC Midtjylland v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
23 Sep 2001 SC Farense v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 6
01 Oct 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Vitória Guimarães D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 7
13 Oct 2001 Sporting Braga v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 8
18 Oct 2001 Halmstads BK v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
27 Oct 2001 Pacos Ferreira v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 10
01 Nov 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Halmstads BK D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
05 Nov 2001 Salgueiros v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 11
22 Nov 2001 AC Milan v Sporting Lisboa L 2-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
01 Dec 2001 Maritimo v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 13
06 Dec 2001 Sporting Lisboa v AC Milan D 1-1
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
09 Dec 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Varzim D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 14
15 Dec 2001 Benfica v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 15
22 Dec 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Vitória Setúbal D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 16
05 Jan 2002 Beira Mar v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 17
12 Jan 2002 FC Porto v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 18


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
1993-94 Portugal International Friendly 1
1994-95 Portugal International Friendly
1
1995-96 Portugal International Friendly 1
1996-97 Portugal FIFA World Cup
3
1996-97 Portugal International Friendly 2
1998-99 Portugal International Friendly 2
1998-99 Portugal UEFA European Championship 4
1999-00 Portugal International Friendly 4
1999-00 Portugal UEFA European Championship 3
1
2000-01 Portugal FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 Portugal FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 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
15 Jan 1992 Portugal v Spain D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Norway v Portugal D 0-0 International Friendly
22 Feb 1995 Netherlands v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 Portugal v Greece W 1-0 International Friendly
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
22 Jan 1997 Portugal v France L 0-2 International Friendly
19 Feb 1997 Greece v Portugal D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1998 Hungary v Portugal W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
10 Oct 1998 Portugal v Romania L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1998 Slovakia v Portugal W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Nov 1998 Portugal v Israel W 2-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 Portugal v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Portugal v Slovakia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Aug 1999 Portugal v Andorra W 4-0 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Belgium v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Italy v Portugal L 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2000 Portugal v Wales W 3-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Portugal v England W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 Romania v Portugal W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
24 Jun 2000 Portugal v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
28 Jun 2000 France v Portugal L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
28 Feb 2001 Portugal v Andorra W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
28 Mar 2001 Portugal v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Jun 2001 Portugal v Cyprus W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Feb 2002 Spain v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Portugal v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 2002 China PR v Portugal W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 2002 USA v Portugal L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
10 Jun 2002 Portugal v Poland W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
14 Jun 2002 Portugal v Korea Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D


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