Date of birth: 13 November 1975
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 76 kg
Current Club: Benfica (POR)
Int'l Caps: 24 (as of 8-Jul-2006)
First Int'l Cap: Portugal v. Andorra (18-Aug-1999)
|1993-2004 Braga. 208 matches, 0 goals |
|Since 2004 Benfica. 26 matches, 0 goals|
A long-time international reserve goalkeeper, Quim has generally found himself on the Portuguese bench since winning his first cap in 1999.
He went to both UEFA Euro 2000 and Euro 2004, but barely featured. He missed out on the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ due to a six-month suspension after testing positive for nandrolone. Quim was Portugal’s first choice during qualification for the 2002 finals, but current number one Ricardo has since been more in favour.
Quim won the Portuguese championship with Benfica in 2005 but has lost his place to Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Moretto, as well as facing competition from young prospect Moreira. Quim was also Portugal’s goalkeeper for all five matches at the 1995 World Youth Championship.
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