Rúben Gonçalo da Silva Nascimento Vinagre (born 9 April 1999) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a left wing-back for Portuguese club Famalicão, on loan from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.
|Full name||Rúben Gonçalo da Silva Nascimento Vinagre|
|Date of birth||9 April 1999|
|Place of birth||Charneca de Caparica, Portugal|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
(on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
|2017–2018||→ Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)||9||(1)|
|2020–2021||→ Olympiacos (loan)||2||(0)|
|2021–||→ Famalicão (loan)||20||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 June 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2019
Vinagre began his career in the academy system of Sporting CP before joining Ligue 1 club AS Monaco in summer 2015. After spending his first season solely in the club's youth side, he signed a professional contract in June 2016.
During the summer of 2016, Vinagre featured in five matches of the Portuguese under-17 national team's success at the UEFA European Championship in Azerbaijan, where they won the tournament after defeating Spain on penalties in the final.
In August 2016, a deal was agreed for Vinagre to be loaned to Portuguese Second Division side Académica de Coimbra to gain experience, but FIFA, whose approval was required due to the player being under age 18, refused to sanction the deal. After an unsuccessful appeal, Vinagre returned to his parent club in January 2017 without making any appearances for Académica.
In June 2017, Vinagre signed a new contract with Monaco due to last until summer 2022. Shortly after, he moved on a season-long loan to English side Wolverhampton Wanderers for the 2017–18 season. He made his senior debut on 8 August 2017 in an EFL Cup victory against Yeovil Town. On 30 September 2017, Vinagre scored his first goal in professional football, scoring the third goal during Wolves's 4–0 win at Burton Albion.
Following the club's promotion to the Premier League, Vinagre signed a five-year-contract for an undisclosed fee on 30 June 2018. The recruitment of Jonny meant however that Vinagre was primarily used as a back-up player, but still made 13 appearances as the club qualified for Europe through a 7th place finish.
On 25 July 2019, Vinagre made his debut appearance in UEFA European club competition in Wolves's 2–0 home win against Crusaders in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, and scored his first goal at European club competition level in the process. After first choice left-back Jonny sustained an injury in a knockout tie against Olympiacos, Vinagre was part of the Wolves' team that reached the quarter-finals of the competition, where he played the full match of their defeat to eventual winners Sevilla.
During the summer 2020 transfer window, Wolves acquired further players in defence and Vinagre was allowed to move on a season-long loan to Greek side Olympiacos on 5 October, with the club having the option to make the deal permanent.
- As of match played 13 December 2020
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||EFL Cup||Europe||Total|
- Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
- "FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019: List of Players: Portugal" (PDF). FIFA. 13 June 2019. p. 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2020.
- "L'ASM aurait recruté un Portugais de 16 ans" (in French). ASM Foot. 12 June 2015.
- "Bongiovanni and Vinagre sign professional terms". AS Monaco. 3 June 2016.
- "Under 17 - Rúben Vinagre". UEFA. May 2016.
- "Rúben Vinagre e Ernest reforçam Académica" (in Portuguese). Académica de Coimbra. 31 August 2016.
- "FIFA rejeita Rúben Vinagre" (in Portuguese). Record. 16 November 2016.
- "Rúben Vinagre regressa ao Monaco já em Janeiro" (in Portuguese). Record. 13 December 2016.
- "Ruben Vinagre a prolongé!" (in French). AS Monaco. 10 June 2017.
- "Ruben Vinagre: Wolves sign Monaco defender on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 20 June 2017.
- "Wolves 1–0 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 8 August 2017.
- "Burton Albion 0–4 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
- "Wolves sign Bonatini and Vinagre". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 30 June 2018.
- "Europa League: Wolves beat gritty Crusaders 2–0 on European return". BBC Sport. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
- "Vinagre joins Olympiacos on loan". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 5 October 2020.
- "Games played by Rúben Vinagre in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
- "Games played by Rúben Vinagre in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
- "Games played by Rúben Vinagre in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
- "Games played by Rúben Vinagre in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
- "Under-19 - Portugal win epic U19 EURO final". UEFA. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
- "Technical Reportfinals" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- "Under-19 EURO team of the tournament". UEFA. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
- Rúben Vinagre at Soccerbase