|Full name||Rui Filipe Tavares de Bastos|
|Date of birth||8 March 1968|
|Place of birth||Vale de Cambra, Portugal|
|Date of death||28 August 1994(aged 26)|
|Place of death||Porto, Portugal|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Born in Vale de Cambra, Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto, Rui Filipe began his professional career with Gil Vicente F.C. in the second division, then played two seasons with S.C. Espinho, one of them in the Primeira Liga, at the age of 20. In 1990 he returned to Gil, helping the Barcelos side retain their top level status after finishing 13th.
Subsequently, Rui Filipe was bought by FC Porto, scoring four goals in 25 matches in his first year as the club won the league – during that timeframe, he first reached the Portugal national team, going on be capped six times at the highest level.
Rui Filipe continued to be an important midfield element for Porto in the following years. In the beginning of the 1994–95 campaign he scored in the league opener, and also helped them to the domestic Supercup after defeating S.L. Benfica, with the player starting in the first leg and being sent off; however, in late August, he died in a car accident at age 26.