Rui Jorge

Date of birth27 March 1973
Place of birthVila Nova da Gaia
NationalityPortuguese
Weight67 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionDefender

Full name is: Rui Jorge de Sousa Dias Macedo de Oliveira.


A competent right-sided defender, he has relatively few caps considering he made his international debut in 1994.

He began his long career career at Rio Avenue in 1991 before moving to one of the biggest clubs in Portugal FC Porto in 1992.

He stayed for seven seasons before switching to play for Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 1999.

Despite having made his international bow in 1994, he could not hold down a regular place in the team only playing three more times before being called into the squad for the 2000 European Championship finals.

Sporting Lisbon won the Portuguese title in his first season and he continues to be a consistent performer in the team.

He played at the 2000 European Championship finals coming on as a substitute in the semi final against France but found himself in the international wilderness until recently but is now the recognized right back.

He is tenacious defender able to get forward and put in a decent cross.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sporting Clube Portugal

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Sporting Clube Portugal Portuguese First Division 31
1
7
2000-01 Sporting Clube Portugal UEFA Champions League 4
1
2001-02 Sporting Clube Portugal Portuguese First Division 15
2
1
2001-02 Sporting Clube Portugal UEFA Cup 5
2002-03 Sporting Clube Portugal UEFA Champions League 2
1
2004-05 Sporting Clube Portugal UEFA Cup 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
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
12 Sep 2000 Sporting Lisboa v Real Madrid D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group A
16 Sep 2000 Sporting Lisboa v Alverca D 1-1 Portuguese First Division 4
20 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Sporting Lisboa L 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group A
23 Sep 2000 Gil Vicente v Sporting Lisboa W 0-2 Portuguese First Division 5
27 Sep 2000 Spartak Moskva v Sporting Lisboa L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group A
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
17 Oct 2000 Sporting Lisboa v Spartak Moskva L 0-3 UEFA Champions League Group A
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
19 Nov 2000 Sporting Lisboa v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 12
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
11 May 2001 Sporting Lisboa v Pacos Ferreira L 1-3 Portuguese First Division 32
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
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
14 Aug 2002 Sporting Lisboa v Internazionale D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
27 Aug 2002 Inter Milano v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
10 Mar 2005 Middlesbrough v Sporting Lisboa W 2-3 UEFA Cup Round of 16 1st leg
17 Mar 2005 Sporting Lisboa v Middlesbrough W 1-0
Agg: 4-2
UEFA Cup Round of 16 2nd leg
07 Apr 2005 Newcastle United v Sporting Lisboa L 1-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
14 Apr 2005 Sporting Lisboa v Newcastle United W 4-1
Agg: 4-2
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 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
1993-94 Portugal UEFA Under-21 1
1
1995-96 Portugal Under-21 1
1999-00 Portugal International Friendly
3
1999-00 Portugal UEFA European Championship 1
1
2000-01 Portugal FIFA World Cup 4
2000-01 Portugal International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Portugal FIFA World Cup 1
2002-03 Portugal International Friendly 8
1
2003-04 Portugal International Friendly 10
1
2003-04 Portugal UEFA European Championship 1
2004-05 Portugal FIFA World Cup 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
18 Nov 1993 Italy v Portugal L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
20 Feb 1996 Portugal v Germany D 3-3 U21
23 Feb 2000 Belgium v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Portugal v Denmark W 2-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2000 Portugal v Wales W 3-0 International Friendly
20 Jun 2000 Portugal v Germany W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
28 Jun 2000 France v Portugal L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
16 Aug 2000 Portugal v Lithuania W 5-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2000 Estonia v Portugal W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
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
25 Apr 2001 France v Portugal L 4-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Jun 2001 Portugal v Cyprus W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 Portugal v Moldova W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Andorra v Portugal W 1-7 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
05 Sep 2001 Cyprus v Portugal W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Oct 2001 Portugal v Estonia W 5-0 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
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
07 Sep 2002 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Oct 2002 Sweden v Portugal W 2-3 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Portugal v Scotland W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Italy v Portugal L 1-0 International Friendly
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
10 Sep 2003 Norway v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Portugal v Albania W 5-3 International Friendly
15 Nov 2003 Portugal v Greece D 1-1 International Friendly
19 Nov 2003 Portugal v Kuwait W 8-0 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Portugal v England D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Portugal v Sweden D 2-2 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Portugal v Sweden D 2-2 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
08 Sep 2004 Portugal v Estonia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3


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