Rui Filipe Tavares de Bastos (8 March 1968 – 28 August 1994) was a Portuguese footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Rui Filipe
Personal information
Full name Rui Filipe Tavares de Bastos
Date of birth (1968-03-08)8 March 1968
Place of birth Vale de Cambra, Portugal
Date of death 28 August 1994(1994-08-28) (aged 26)
Place of death Porto, Portugal
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1981–1984 Valecambrense
1984–1986 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Gil Vicente 60 (6)
1988–1990 Espinho 64 (2)
1990–1991 Gil Vicente 33 (3)
1991–1994 Porto 65 (5)
Total 222 (16)
International career
1989 Portugal U21 5 (0)
1992–1993 Portugal 6 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Football careerEdit

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.

In the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League he helped his team reach the semi-finals, notably opening the scoresheet at SV Werder Bremen in a 5–0 first group stage win.[1]

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.[2]




  1. ^ "Bremen 0–5 Porto". 30 March 1994. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  2. ^ "FC Porto recorda Rui Filipe" [FC Porto remember Rui Filipe]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 28 August 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

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