Paulo Machado

Paulo Ricardo Ribeiro de Jesus Machado (born 31 March 1986) is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Paulo Machado
Personal information
Full name Paulo Ricardo Ribeiro de Jesus Machado[1]
Date of birth (1986-03-31) 31 March 1986 (age 36)[1]
Place of birth Bairro do Cerco, Portugal[1]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1995–2000 Cerco do Porto
2000–2004 Porto
2001–2002Padroense (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Porto B 22 (2)
2004–2009 Porto 4 (0)
2005–2006Estrela Amadora (loan) 25 (2)
2006–2007União Leiria (loan) 26 (0)
2007–2008Leixões (loan) 25 (2)
2008–2009Saint-Étienne (loan) 35 (3)
2009–2012 Toulouse 89 (12)
2012–2014 Olympiacos 45 (5)
2014–2017 Dinamo Zagreb 74 (3)
2016–2017 Dinamo Zagreb II 5 (0)
2017–2018 Aves 23 (4)
2018–2020 Mumbai City 29 (3)
2020–2021 Leixões 15 (1)
Total 417 (37)
National team
2005–2006 Portugal U20 9 (0)
2006–2008 Portugal U21 24 (6)
2009–2010 Portugal U23 2 (1)
2010–2013 Portugal 6 (0)
Honours
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Formed at Porto, he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 103 matches and eight goals over five seasons, in representation of as many clubs. He also competed professionally in France, Greece, Croatia and India, winning the national championship twice with Olympiacos and Dinamo Zagreb.

Machado won four caps for Portugal, making his first appearance in 2010.

Club careerEdit

PortoEdit

Born in the Porto neighbourhood of Bairro do Cerco, where he was surrounded by deviant behaviours from an early age, Machado joined FC Porto's youth system at the age of 14, and made his first-team debut in the 2003–04 edition of the Portuguese Cup, under José Mourinho.[2] In the summer of 2005 he signed an improved contract until 2010 along with teammate Bruno Vale, before both went on consecutive loans to C.F. Estrela da Amadora and U.D. Leiria.[3]

Machado was loaned again in the following two years, first to Leixões S.C. and then to Ligue 1 club AS Saint-Étienne. Alongside teammates Diogo Valente and Vieirinha, also loaned by Porto,[4] he was instrumental as the Matosinhos side retained their Primeira Liga status at the season's close.

On 10 July 2008, Machado was loaned to the French club as part of the deal that brought Colombian Fredy Guarín to Porto.[5] He adapted well, becoming an integral part of Saint-Étienne's campaign, scoring twice in his first 16 games – 12 as a starter – and only missing three league matches as they narrowly avoided relegation.

France, Greece and CroatiaEdit

On 2 July 2009, Toulouse FC signed Machado to a four-year deal.[6] In August 2012, after three seasons in which he averaged 30 appearances and four goals, he joined Olympiacos F.C. in Greece for 2,700,000 penning a three-year contract.[7][8] He scored his first goal for his new team on 3 November, also providing an assist to Kostas Mitroglou in a 2–0 home win against OFI Crete FC.[9]

Machado joined GNK Dinamo Zagreb on 4 June 2014, on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[10][11] On 28 July 2015, during a UEFA Champions League play-off round against Molde FK at Stadion Maksimir, club fans booed him as he walked off the pitch while being substituted after a poor performance. In return, he made several obscene gestures for which he received a straight red card,[12] being subsequently suspended until further notice.[13]

Later yearsEdit

On 2 September 2017, free agent Machado signed with recently promoted C.D. Aves until the end of the season.[14] On 31 August 2018, he joined Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City FC;[15] after suffering an injury in the second half of the match against Jamshedpur FC on 19 December 2019, he was ruled out for the rest of the campaign.[16]

International careerEdit

Machado was part of the Portugal under-21 team at the 2007 UEFA European Championship. Previously, he won the Under-17 European Championships in 2003.

On 30 September 2010, Machado was called up for the first time to the senior side by newly appointed coach Paulo Bento. He did not make his debut in either of the two UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers that were scheduled, but later spoke of his smooth integration into the squad and his ambition to eventually earn a regular place in the national team.[17] On 17 November he finally made his debut, coming on as a substitute for Nani in the dying minutes of a 4–0 friendly win over Spain, in Lisbon.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played on 19 December 2019[19][20]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Porto 2003–04 Primeira Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05 Primeira Liga 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Estrela Amadora (loan) 2005–06 Primeira Liga 25 2 2 0 27 2
União Leiria (loan) 2006–07 Primeira Liga 26 0 1 0 27 0
Leixões (loan) 2007–08 Primeira Liga 25 2 3 1 28 3
Saint-Étienne (loan) 2008–09 Ligue 1 35 3 3 0 8[a] 1 46 4
Toulouse 2009–10 Ligue 1 32 5 4 2 6[b] 0 42 7
2010–11 Ligue 1 33 4 0 0 33 4
2011–12 Ligue 1 24 3 1 0 25 3
2012–13 Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 89 12 5 2 6 0 100 14
Olympiacos 2012–13 Super League Greece 28 2 6 0 8[c] 1 42 3
2013–14 Super League Greece 17 3 4 0 4[d] 0 25 3
Total 45 5 10 0 12 1 67 6
Dinamo Zagreb 2014–15 First Football League 29 2 7[e] 1 9[f] 1 45 4
2015–16 First Football League 28 1 4 1 11 0 43 2
2016–17 First Football League 17 0 5 0 7 1 29 1
Total 74 3 16 2 27 2 117 7
Dinamo Zagreb II 2015–16 Second Football League 1 0 1 0
2016–17 Second Football League 4 0 4 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Aves 2017–18 Primeira Liga 23 4 5 1 0 0 28 5
Mumbai City 2018–19 Indian Super League 20 2 0 0 20 2
2019–20 Indian Super League 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Total 29 3 0 0 29 3
Career total 380 34 46 6 53 4 479 44
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearances in both UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ Includes 1 appearance in Croatian Supercup
  6. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

InternationalEdit

As of matches played on 18 March 2020[21]
Portugal
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2011 3 0
2012 1 0
2013 1 0
Total 6 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Olympiacos

Dinamo Zagreb

Aves

InternationalEdit

Portugal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Paulo Machado" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b Almeida, Isaura (6 August 2018). "Paulo Machado: "Via pessoas ao meu lado a fumar e a injetar-se. O futebol ajudou-me"" [Paulo Machado: "I saw people next to me smoking and shooting up. Football helped me"]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Porto put faith in young pair". UEFA. 30 July 2005. Retrieved 19 August 2007.
  4. ^ "Saída e entrada de jogadores para a nova época" [Ins and outs for new season]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 13 August 2007. Archived from the original on 4 August 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  5. ^ Porto acquire St-Étienne's Guarín; UEFA, 11 July 2008
  6. ^ Toulouse schnappt sich Paulo Machado (Toulouse get Paulo Machado); UEFA, 2 July 2009 (in German)
  7. ^ "Portugal playmaker Machado joins Olympiakos". Al-Ahram. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Machado with Olympiacos". Olympiacos F.C. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Olympiacos – OFI 2–0". Olympiacos F.C. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  10. ^ Επίσημα στην Ντιναμό ο Μασάντο (Machado officially to Dinamo); Sport FM, 4 June 2014 (in Greek)
  11. ^ Dinamo Zagreb: Paulo Machado a signé (Dinamo Zagreb: Paulo Machado has signed) Archived 6 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Star Africa, 4 June 2014 (in French)
  12. ^ "VIDEO: Incident zbog kojeg su tribine podivljale: Machado pokazao srednji prst!" [VIDEO: Incident for which the stands went crazy: Machado shows middle finger!]. Sportske novosti (in Croatian). 28 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Machado udaljen iz prve momčadi" [Machado ousted from first team] (in Croatian). Dinamo Zagreb. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Paulo Machado é reforço" [Paulo Machado is an addition]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 September 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  15. ^ "ISL: Mumbai City FC rope in Portuguese international Machado". Outlook. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  16. ^ V. Easwar, Nisanth (30 December 2019). "Mumbai City's Jorge Costa rules Paulo Machado out for the season". Goal. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  17. ^ Paulo Machado: “I spent three thousand euros on tickets”; PortuGOAL, 18 October 2010
  18. ^ Godinho, João Paulo; Santiago, Eduardo (18 November 2010). "A 'faena' de sonho para João Moutinho e Ronaldo" [Dream 'faena' for João Moutinho and Ronaldo] (in Portuguese). SAPO. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Paulo Machado". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  20. ^ "Paulo Machado". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  21. ^ "Paulo Machado". European Football. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  22. ^ "E agora algo surpreendente: OLYMPIAKOS É CAMPEÃO" [And now for something surprising: OLYMPIAKOS ARE CHAMPIONS] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

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