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What happened next? Every member of Portugal’s Euro 2016 winning squad

2017-02-16 18:02:50 | Author:Oliver Young-Myles | Source:squawka
Abstract:Portugal stunned the football world when they beat host nation France 1-0 in the Euro 2016 final at the Stade de France on July 10th.

Truth be told it was a fairly average game but it was certainly filled with narrative as Cristiano Ronaldo got injured and then turned into a player-coach while the much-maligned Eder came out of nowhere to strike the winning goal in extra-time.

So seven months on, how have Portugal’s 23-man squad got on since delivering their country’s finest sporting achievement?

It would be fair to say they’ve enjoyed contrasting fortunes…


Rui Patricio

Club: Sporting CP

Key stat: Rui Patricio has kept seven clean sheets in 19 Primeira Liga matches.

Season so far: 7/10

This season has been business as usual for Portugal’s long-standing shot-stopper as he remains the undisputed No.1 for both club and country.


Bruno Alves

Club: Cagliari

Key stat: Bruno Alves has made 193 defensive actions in Serie A this season, more than any other Cagliari player.

Season so far: 7/10

At the time of writing, Cagliari are in 15th place in the Serie A table but Alves has been one of their most consistent performers missing just one league match.



Club: Real Madrid

Key stat: Pepe has won 63% of his duels in La Liga this season, only Sergio Ramos (66%) has won more at Real Madrid.

Season so far: 5/10

Pepe has endured an injury-hit campaign so far, missing a large portion of the season due to hamstring and calf issues. Nearing the end of his career, the centre-back has also been strongly linked with a move to China in the summer.


Jose Fonte

Club: West Ham

Key stat: Fonte has averaged eight defensive actions per game at West Ham, second only to Winston Reid (13).

Season so far: 5/10

Jose Fonte tainted his reputation at Southampton by handing in a transfer request in January to force through a move to West Ham. He will miss out on the Saints EFL Cup final later this month, as a result, but has made a solid start in east London.


Raphael Guerreiro

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Key stat: Guerreiro has scored three goals in 12 Bundesliga matches, converting 25% of his chances.

Season so far: 7/10

Raphael Guerreiro has demonstrated his immense adaptability and versatility since moving to Germany becoming a key member of Thomas Tuchel’s side on the left flank and as a roaming playmaker infield.


Ricardo Carvalho

Club: Shanghai SIPG

Key stat: N/A

Season so far: 2/10

The veteran defender had been without a club since leaving Monaco last summer but has recently secured a lucrative move to Shanghai SIPG where he will link up with Oscar, Hulk and Andre Villas-Boas.


Cristiano Ronaldo

Club: Real Madrid

Key stat: Ronaldo has scored 14 goals and provided three assists in 16 La Liga appearances this season.

Season so far: 8/10

His critics will tell you that Ronaldo is no longer the force he was yet while he isn’t as explosive as he used to be, his statistics show that he remains an elite goalscorer at the highest level. He will be hoping to lead Real to the La Liga title this year after picking up the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Year award for 2016.


Joao Moutinho

Club: Monaco

Key stat: Moutinho has only started only 11 of Monaco’s 25 Ligue 1 matches this season.

Season so far: 5/10

Joao Moutinho has been the man to make way in Leonardo Jardim’s gung-ho Monaco side with the younger pair of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Fabinho generally preferred in the middle of midfield.



Club: Lille

Key stat: Eder has scored just four times in 19 Ligue 1 appearances for Lille this season.

Season so far: 3/10

Portugal’s goalscoring hero hasn’t really built upon his career defining strike this season, struggling for form in a poor Lille side that could get dragged into the relegation battle in Ligue 1.


Joao Mario

Club: Inter

Key stat: Joao Mario has completed 34/44 (77%) take on attempts in Serie A this season.

Season so far: 5/10

The box-to-box midfielder has been a virtual ever-present for Inter after completing a big-money move from Sporting in August but he hasn’t really set the world alight with his performances in Serie A.



Club: Wolfsburg

Key stat: Vieirinha has won 52% of his duels in the Bundesliga this season.

Season so far: 3/10

The versatile right-sided player has also had his fair share of injuries throughout the season restricting him to a bit-part role at Wolfsburg.


Anthony Lopes

Club: Lyon

Key stat: Lopes has made 1.88 saves per game for Lyon in Ligue 1 this season.

Season so far: 7/10

Dissatisfaction between Lyon’s fans and the players has been growing in recent weeks but Anthony Lopes has enjoyed a largely solid season, keeping nine clean sheets in the league.


Danilo Pereira

Club: Porto

Key stat: Pereira has won 61% of his overall duels and completed 87% of his passes in the Portuguese Primeira Liga this season.

Season so far: 8/10

Danilo Pereira lost his place in the Portugal side for the final against France but has bounced back to enjoy arguably the finest season of his career to date. The all-action midfielder has been immense for Porto, both domestically and in the Champions League.


William Carvalho

Club: Sporting CP

Key stat: Carvalho has won 55% of his overall duels and completed 88% of his passes in the Portuguese Primeira Liga this season.

Season so far: 8/10

Perennially linked with a move away from Sporting, this summer might just be the one where William Carvalho eventually flies the nest. Although his team are adrift in the title chase, Carvalho has had a fantastic season.


Andre Gomes

Club: Barcelona

Key stat: Gomes has won only 37% of his overall duels in La Liga for Barcelona this season.

Season so far: 3/10

Signed from Valencia for a mammoth fee that could rise as high as £45m, Andre Gomes hasn’t lived up to expectations at Camp Nou despite showing flashes of quality. He was heavily criticised for his performance in Barcelona’s emphatic 4-0 defeat to PSG.


Renato Sanches

Club: Bayern Munich

Key stat: Sanches is yet to complete a full 90 minutes in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich this season.

Season so far: 2/10

The dreadlocked boy wonder was awarded the Golden Boy trophy off the back of his Euro 2016 performances and a move to Bayern Munich came soon after. Sanches has struggled to muscle his way into Bayern’s star-studded midfield so far, though, and he perhaps would have been better off staying at Benfica for another season instead.



Club: Valencia

Key stat: Nani has had a hand in seven of Valencia’s league goals this season (two goals, three assists).

Season so far: 4/10

A key figure in Portugal’s historic victory, Nani was another player who earned a move elsewhere following an excellent tournament. His new club Valencia, however, have been an unmitigated disaster this term, although Nani has been one of their better performers.


Rafa Silva

Club: Benfica

Key stat: Rafa Silva has directly contributed towards four league goals this season (one goal, three assists)

Season so far: 3/10

Rafa Silva has gone from being a big fish in a small pond at Braga to a small fish in a big pond at Benfica and so far he has struggled to adapt to having a lesser role in his team.



Club: Benfica

Key stat: Eliseu has won 57% of his overall duels in the Portuguese Primeira Liga this season.

Season so far: 4/10

As above with Silva, the veteran defender Eliseu has barely featured for Benfica this season, being restricted to a backup role in the squad.


Ricardo Quaresma

Club: Besiktas

Key stat: Ricardo Quaresma has created 40 chances in the Turkish Super Lig this season, more than any of his teammates.

Season so far: 7/10

The unmistakable Ricardo Quaresma was an influential player for Portugal in the summer and has been in good form for his Turkish league leaders Besiktas this season. One area Quaresma will hope to improve on is in front of goal as he has netted just once in 18 league games.


Cedric Soares

Club: Southampton

Key stat: Cedric Soares has won 40/67 (60%) of his attempted tackles in the Premier League this season.

Season so far: 6/10

An extremely reliable defender who rarely lets anyone down, Cedric Soares has built upon a solid first season on the South Coast under Claude Puel’s management.



Club: Chelsea

Key stat: Eduardo is yet to make a competitive appearance for Chelsea since joining last summer.

Season so far: 2/10

Signed as cover to Thibaut Courtois and Asmir Begovic, Eduardo hasn’t had a look-in during Chelsea’s impressive jaunt towards the Premier League title.


Adrien Silva

Club: Sporting CP

Key stat: Adrien Silva has a take on success rate of 70% in the Portuguese Primeira Liga this season.

Season so far: 6/10

Sporting’s captain has played pretty well this season without being able to inspire much of a title challenge from his side. Still it could be worse, he was close to joining Leicester City last summer…


Related Information:

Portugal Euro 2016 winning squad