Raul Meireles Biography
- Age: 34 years old
- Birth Nation: Portugal
- Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
- Name: Raul Meireles
- Birth Name: Raul José Trindade Meireles
- Father: Raul Meireles, Sr.
- Nationality: Portuguese
- Birth Place/City: Porto
- Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
- Profession: Footballer
- Working For: Portugal national football team
- Salary: 3 million EUR
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black
- Face Color: White
- Weight in KG: 78 kg
- Famous for: Football player
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Ivone Viana
- Children: Lara Meireles
- Awards: Not yet
- Online Presence: Facebook,Wikipedia
- Siblings: James 20
Raul Meireles, full name Raul Jose Trindade Meireles is a Portuguese Footballer who is currently playing as central midfielder for the Current Team of Fenerbahce in the Super Lig and the National team of the nation Portugal. Meireles was born in 17 March 1983 in Porto, Portugal.
Meireles started his career as a trainee with Boavista. In summer of 2001, Meireles was loaned from Boavista to Desportive das Aves from the Liga de Honra. He returned Boavista in the season 2003-04 after two-year, finishing the loan spell. Meireles made his first appearance in the Portuguese first League on 17August 2003 against Benfica, and became the Man of the Match as chosen by Portuguese newspaper “Record” . Meireles signed a five-year contract with FC Porto on July. HE worn No.33 jersey and made his debut in the team on September that year. HE played in Porto for four season and in those four season he played very remarkably and appeared regularly in Porto’s midfield. Meireles joined Liverpool on August 2010 for a fee of £11.5 million. He played with No.4 jersey. He firstly appeared in the Premier League as a substitute on 12 September 2010 and only 4 days later he made his debut in UEFA Europa League. He stayed in Liverpool from 2010 to 2011 and moved to Chelsea F.C. on August 2011 in a undisclosed fee around £12 million. He played for Chelsea only for a year and later on 3 September 2012, he was sold to Turkish club Fenerbahce for £8 million.
Meireles joined Portuguese National youth teams and played there since 2003. He appeared in many matches as U-16 and U-20 squad. Meireles played for the senior team for the first time in November 2006, in a UEFA Euro qualifying match against Kazakistan. He was also selected in the squad for Euro 2008. He regularly appeared in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches and was also selected in the squad for the 2010 World Cup South Africa.
Marriage, affairs and Personal details
Meireles’s Spouse is Ivone Viana with whom he got married in 2008. Meireles is a fan of tattoos and has got numerous tattoos in his body. He is 1.80 m taller in Height and 78 kg in Weight. He is not addicted to any Drugs. His Images can be found in internet.
Awards, achievements and Salary
While he was in Porto, his team won Primeira Liga for four times : 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09, They also won Taca de Potugal thrice : 2005-06, 2008-09 and 2009-10. They also won Supertaca de Portugal for four times in 2004 ,2006, 2009 and 2010. They also won Intercontinental Cup in 2004.
While he was in Chelsea, he celebrated the wining the FA Cup 2011-12 and UEFA Champions League 2011-12.
With Fenerbahce, they won Super Lig 2013-14 and Turkish Cup 2012-13.
With the national team, they won UEFA European U-16 Football Championship 2000.
Individually he has been honored with Premier league Goal of the month January 2011, PFA Fans’ player of the Month Februaury 2011, PFA Fans’ Player of the year 2011 and Standard Chartered Liverpool Player of the Month award November 2010 and January 2011.
- Last modified : 12 June, 2014
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