Paulo André Rodrigues de Oliveira (born 8 January 1992) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Spanish club SD Eibar as a central defender.

Paulo Oliveira
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Oliveira with Sporting in 2015
Personal information
Full name Paulo André Rodrigues de Oliveira
Date of birth (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Famalicão, Portugal
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Eibar
Number 12
Youth career
2000–2005 Famalicão
2005–2011 Vitória Guimarães
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Vitória Guimarães 46 (1)
2011–2012Penafiel (loan) 29 (0)
2012–2014 Vitória Guimarães B 22 (2)
2014–2017 Sporting CP 59 (1)
2016 Sporting B 2 (0)
2017– Eibar 56 (1)
National team
2008 Portugal U17 1 (0)
2010 Portugal U18 5 (1)
2010–2011 Portugal U19 13 (1)
2012 Portugal U20 4 (1)
2012–2015 Portugal U21 23 (1)
2015– Portugal 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2015

Club careerEdit

GuimarãesEdit

Born in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Braga District, Oliveira was a youth product at Vitória de Guimarães, joining the club's ranks at the age of 13. He made his professional debut in the 2011–12 season, on loan to F.C. Penafiel in the second division.

Oliveira returned for the 2012–13 campaign, but started with the reserves also in the second level. His first official appearance with the main squad occurred on 5 January 2013, as he played the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 away draw against Gil Vicente F.C. for the Primeira Liga championship; he also contributed with four appearances in the Minho team's successful campaign in the Portuguese Cup, including the final win over S.L. Benfica.[1]

SportingEdit

On 19 May 2014, Oliveira signed a five-year deal with fellow league side Sporting CP.[2] He appeared in 40 competitive games in his first year and scored three goals,[3][4][5] helping to a third-place finish and the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Champions League; he made his debut in the competition on 30 September 2014, coming on as a 64th-minute substitute for Maurício in a 0–1 group stage home loss to Chelsea.[6]

Subsequently, Oliveira was only third or fourth-choice stopper for the Jorge Jesus-led side.[7][8][9]

EibarEdit

On 17 July 2017, Oliveira moved to SD Eibar on a four-year contract; in the process, the €3.5 million transfer fee paid for his services became the Spanish club's highest ever, whilst Sporting remained entitled to 30% of his rights and a rebuy option after the first three years.[10][11] He finished his first season in La Liga with 26 appearances, as his team finished in ninth place.[12]

Oliveira scored his goal in the Spanish top division on 17 August 2019, but he also put on past his own net in the 1–2 away defeat against RCD Mallorca.[13]

International careerEdit

Oliveira earned 46 caps for Portugal at youth level, including 23 for the under-21s.[14] He made his debut with the full side on 31 March 2015, starting in a 0–2 friendly defeat against Cape Verde in Estoril.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 23 February 2019[16][17]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Penafiel (loan) 2011–12 29 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 39 0
Vitória Guimarães B 2012–13 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
Vitória Guimarães 2012–13 18 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
2013–14 28 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 36 0
Total 46 1 6 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 59 1
Sporting 2014–15 27 1 6 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 40 3
2015–16 19 0 3 0 3 0 5 0 1 0 31 0
2016–17 13 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 19 1
Total 59 1 12 3 4 0 14 0 1 0 90 4
Sporting B 2015–16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Eibar 2017–18 26 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
2018–19 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Total 44 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0
Career total 400 3 22 3 13 0 20 0 2 0 256 6

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Vitória Guimarães

Sporting

InternationalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Guimarães claim famous cup win". PortuGOAL. 26 May 2013. Archived from the original on 26 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Oficial: Paulo Oliveira é jogador do Sporting" [Official: Paulo Oliveira is a Sporting player] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Sporting vence Marítimo por 4–2 (vídeo)" [Sporting defeat Marítimo 4–2 (video)] (in Portuguese). TSF. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Sporting tremeu até pôr fim ao sonho de Talocha" [Sporting sweated until they ended Talocha's dream]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 17 December 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Reportagem Sporting 4–0 Famalicão" [Sporting 4–0 Famalicão match report] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Matić makes Sporting pay as Chelsea win in Lisbon". UEFA. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Jorge Jesus prescinde de João Pereira e Paulo Oliveira" [Jorge Jesus cuts João Pereira and Paulo Oliveira] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Rúben Semedo voltou a sentar Paulo Oliveira: Jesus explica" [Rúben Semedo sat Paulo Oliveira again: Jesus explains]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 18 March 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Paulo Oliveira deve voltar a merecer a confiança de Jesus" [Paulo Oliveira to earn Jesus' trust again] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Transferência de Paulo Oliveira para o Eibar oficializada" [Transfer of Paulo Oliveira to Eibar made official]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 17 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Paulo Oliveira é o jogador mais caro do Eibar: "É uma responsabilidade"" [Paulo Oliveira is Eibar's most expensive player: «It's a responsibility»] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  12. ^ Gómez, Leticia (9 September 2018). "José Luis Mendilibar: «Este año tengo una plantilla más a mi gusto, con los jugadores que quería»" [José Luis Mendilibar: «This year I have a squad more to my liking, with the players I wanted»]. El Diario Vasco (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  13. ^ "El Mallorca vence al Eibar en su regreso a Primera" [Mallorca beat Eibar in their return to Primera]. Super Deporte (in Spanish). 17 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  14. ^ a b Kell, Tom (30 June 2015). "Spot-on Sweden beat Portugal to win U21 EURO". UEFA. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Portugal 0–2 Cape Verde Islands". BBC Sport. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  16. ^ "Paulo Oliveira » Club matches". Worldfootball. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Paulo Oliveira". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  18. ^ Ruela, João (26 May 2013). "Vit. Guimarães vence Taça de Portugal pela 1.ª vez" [Vit. Guimarães win Portuguese Cup for the 1st time]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 July 2018.

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