HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from SL Benfica on March 10, 2014
2013-14 (Benfica): Did not appear in a first team match.
2012-13 (Toulouse FC on loan): Made 17 Ligue 1 appearances and also played in two Coupe de France matches as well as one Coupe de la Ligue match … Scored the game-winner in a 1-0 result against Caen in Coupe de la Ligue action on Sept. 26, 2012.
2011-12 (Sporting Lisbon / SL Benfica): Appeared in five matches in 2011 for Sporting Lisbon before signing with Benfica on Jan. 31, 2012 … Made five total appearances for his new squad, including a pair of tournament matches … UEFA Champions League (Benfica): Played 30 minutes off the bench for Benfica against Chelsea FC in on April 4, 2012 … Europa League (Sporting Lisbon): Made two appearances for Sporting Lisbon against FC Nordsjaelland in a Europa League Playoff … League Cup (Benfica): Made his lone appearance for Benfica in the 81st minute against Maritimo on Feb. 5, 2012.
2010-11 (Sporting Lisbon): Scored six goals in 21 league appearances … Recorded braces against Vitoria Setubal FC on Dec. 20, 2010 and Academica Coimbra on April 9, 2011 … Europa League: Scored two goals in nine appearances, helping Sporting reach the Round of 32 where they were eliminated by Rangers FC … Scored what appeared to be the game-winner against Rangers FC in the 83rd minute of the second leg on Feb. 24, 2011, giving Sporting CP a 3-2 aggregate lead, but United States midfielder Maurice Edu scored in the second minute of stoppage time to send Rangers FC through on away goals … League Cup: Made two appearances, including a 90-minute effort in a 2-1 loss against Benfica on March 2, 2011 … Portugal Cup: Scored a goal in his lone appearance against FC Pacos de Ferreira on Nov. 21, 2010.
2009-10 (Sporting Lisbon): Scored six goals in 18 league matches … Had his first career hat trick in a 5-0 win against Rio Ave FC on April 2, 2010 … UEFA Champions League: Made four appearances for Sporting CP during their bid to qualify for the group stage … Came off the bench in the first leg and started in the second against FC Twente in the third qualifying round … Followed the same participation pattern in Sporting CP’s playoff against AC Fiorentina where the Portuguese squad fell 3-3 on away goals … Europa League: Made four appearances for Sporting, helping them reach the Round of 16 … Had an assist in their 3-0 second leg rout of Everton on Feb. 25 to move onto the Round of 16 before falling against Atletico Madrid 2-2 on away goals … League Cup: Came off the bench in each of his four appearances … Portuguese Cup: Clocked 90 minutes and scored a goal in his lone appearance, helping Sporting past CD Mafra 4-3.
2008-09 (Sporting Lisbon): Scored one goal in 16 league appearances … UEFA Champions League: Scored one goal in six appearances, helping Sporting reach the Round of 16 … Scored the game-winning goal against FC Basel on Dec. 9, 2008 to secure Sporting’s passage to the Round of 16 … Assisted on Sporting’s lone goal in a two-leg series against Bayern Munich in the knockout round … Portuguese SuperCup: Scored both goals in a 2-0 win for Sporting over FC Porto on Aug. 16, 2008 … League Cup: Scored and had an assist in his only appearance, a 3-0 win against CS Maritimo on Dec. 14, 2008.
2007-08 (Sporting Lisbon): Scored five goals in 16 league games … Scored a brace in a 2-0 win against SC Braga on April 6, 2008 … UEFA Champions League: Started each of his four games, including a debut against Manchester United on Sept. 19, 2007 … Also started against Dynamo Kiev on Oct. 2, 2007, AS Roma on Oct. 23, 2007 and AS Roma again on Nov. 7, 2007 … UEFA Cup: Came off the bench in a pair of quarterfinal matches against Rangers FC … Portuguese SuperCup: Came off the bench in the 86th minute of Sporting’s 1-0 win against FC Porto, winning their first of two SuperCups in as many years.
2006-07 (Sporting Lisbon): Scored five goals and had five assists in 24 league games … Made his first team debut in a 1-0 win against Inter Milan on Sept. 12, 2006, playing 90 minutes in a UEFA Champions League group match … Made his Portuguese league debut four days later, coming on at halftime of a 1-0 loss against FC Pacos de Ferreira on Sept. 16, 2006 … Scored his first career goal against FC Porto on Oct. 22, 2006, a match that ended 1-1 … Recorded his first career multi-goal game with a brace in a 3-1 win against CF Estrela Amadora on March 10, 2007 … UEFA Champions League: Made five appearances, four of which were starts, in group play … Started and played 90 minutes in a 1-0 win against Inter Milan on Sept. 12, 2006 … Started and played 81 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Spartak Moscow on Sept. 27, 2006 … Came off the bench and played the second half in a 1-0 loss against Bayern Munich on Oct. 18, 2010 … Started and played 77 minutes in a scoreless draw against Bayern Munich on Oct. 31, 2006 … Started and played 90 minutes in a 3-1 loss against Spartak Moscow on Dec. 5, 2006.
International: Made his Portugal senior team debut in a European Cup qualifier against Cyprus, coming on in the second half of a 4-4 draw on Sept. 3, 2010 … Also made a number of youth appearances for Portugal, including three appearances for their U-21 squad at the 2007 U-21 FIFA World Cup.