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Nani Biography

Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha, commonly known as Nani, is a Portuguese footballer who is currently playing as a winger for English club Manchester United and the Portugal national team. He began his football career playing for local club Real Massamá. He began training with Sporting Clube de Portugal and S.L. Benfica, eventually joining Sporting's youth squad. In 2005, he made his professional debut with the club and won the Portuguese Cup during his second season with them. Nani was named the SJPF Young Player of the Month for May 2007. Following his impressive performance he was offered a move to English club side Manchester United in July 2007 for a fee of €25 million. Nani has won a number of trophies including his the Community Shield on his competitive debut at the club and Premier League and Champions League during his debut season at the club. He has also won a Premier League title, the Football League Cup, one FIFA Club World Cup, and three Community Shield titles. Nani has been included into the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Premier League Team of the Year on one occasion and was a nominee for the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2011. Nani has represented his country at two major tournaments, the 2008 and 2012 European Championships and has made 62 appearances and scored 13 goals for Portugal.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha
Nationality Portugal
Position Midfielder
Last Club Manchester United
Shirt Number 17
Career
Clubs
Manchester United Aug 2007 - Aug 2014
SS Lazio Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Valencia Jul 2018 - Present
Valencia Jul 2016 - Aug 2017
Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
Sporting Clube Portugal Aug 2005 - Aug 2007
Sporting Clube Portugal Aug 2014 - May 2015
National
Portugal Jan 2006 - Sep 2017
Stats
Clubs
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Manchester United
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2014/2015 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 44
2013/2014 Premier League 11 0 0 0 0 560
UEFA Champions League 1 1 0 0 0 90
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2012/2013 Premier League 11 1 2 1 0 630
FA Cup 5 1 0 0 0 325
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 0 1 263
League Cup 1 1 0 1 0 120
2011/2012 Premier League 29 8 11 2 0 2111
UEFA Champions League 6 0 2 0 0 402
UEFA Europa League 3 0 0 0 0 191
Community Shield 1 2 0 0 0 90
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 0 59
2010/2011 Premier League 33 9 18 1 0 2668
UEFA Champions League 12 1 0 1 0 751
FA Cup 3 0 0 0 0 212
Community Shield 1 0 1 0 0 45
2009/2010 Premier League 23 3 11 1 1 1586
UEFA Champions League 8 2 4 0 0 639
League Cup 2 0 0 1 0 180
Community Shield 1 1 0 0 0 63
2008/2009 Premier League 13 1 2 1 0 547
UEFA Champions League 7 0 0 1 0 512
FA Cup 2 2 0 0 0 180
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 79
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2007/2008 Premier League 26 3 0 2 1 1565
UEFA Champions League 11 0 0 2 0 638
Total 219 36 51 15 3 14730
SS Lazio
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Valencia
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Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü
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Sporting Clube Portugal
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Sporting Clube Portugal
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National
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Portugal
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 3 0 0 0 0 165
2017 Russia Confederations Cup 4 1 0 0 0 195
2016 France EC Qualification 8 1 1 3 0 688
European Championship 7 3 1 0 0 706
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 10 1 1 1 0 757
World Cup 3 1 0 0 0 270
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 10 5 0 0 0 880
European Championship 5 0 2 1 0 470
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 11 3 0 1 0 618
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 9 1 0 1 0 272
European Championship 3 0 0 0 0 135
Total 73 16 5 7 0 5156

Nani Latest News & Articles

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Twitter reacts after Chile beat Portugal in penalty shootout to seal Confederations Cup final spot
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La Liga 2016/17: Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid, Player Ratings
La Liga 2016/17: Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid, Player Ratings
Valencia scored two goals in the first 10 minutes which were enough for them to beat league leaders, Real Madrid.
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Reports: Hull City planning to bring Luis Nani back to the Premier League
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A match between the players represented by Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola would be insanely fun to watch
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In his illustrious career, Ronaldo has had some special teammates from Portugal and the clubs he has played for.
Real Madrid news: Nani says Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or over Lionel Messi
Real Madrid news: Nani says Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or over Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo is among the favorites to win the prestigious prize this year.
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