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Raul Meireles Biography

Raul José Trindade Meireles is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for Chelsea as a midfielder in the Premier League. Raul Meireles started his career as a trainee with Boavista but was loaned to Desportivo das Aves from Liga de Honra, where he made his professional debut. After a two-year loan spell he returned to Boavista where he made his Primeira Liga debut. By his great performances, Meireles was brought to the Portuguese club, FC Porto, winning three Primeira Liga titles in a row, adding two Portuguese Cups and three Portuguese Supercups. In 2010, he moved to Liverpool where he won the 2011 PFA Fans' 'Player of the Year' award following a very successful first season in Premier League. On August 2011, Meireles signed for Chelsea, joining his former manager André Villas-Boas with whom he had spent a short period of time. During his debut season at Stamford Bridge, he won the 2012 UEFA Champions League and the 2011–12 FA Cup, his first titles since his arrival to England. In International football Meireles national career began at youth level when he represented the Under-16 side at the 2000 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship in Israel. In November 2006, he was called up to the senior squad for the first time. He later represented Portugal in the UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

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Free agent XI for the 2016-17 season
Free agent XI for the 2016-17 season
The players on this list could easily make the squads of some of the top European teams
What if Porto had retained their best players in the last decade?
What if Porto had retained their best players in the last decade?
We take a look at the team FC Porto could have had, if they had retained their best players instead of selling them.
Manchester United winger Nani completes move to Fenerbahce
Manchester United winger Nani completes move to Fenerbahce
Nani will be unveiled at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium later in the day.
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher's Anfield All-Star Match starting XIs
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher's Anfield All-Star Match starting XIs
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher will captain their sides in the Anfield All-Star charity match Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher have revealed ...
Worst Haircuts at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Worst Haircuts at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
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Pune FC makes history by becoming the first Indian club to feature in AFC QUARTERLY
Pune FC makes history by becoming the first Indian club to feature in AFC QUARTERLY
Pune FC made history when they became the first Indian club to feature in AFC QUATERLY- which is the official magazine of the Asian Football Confederation.
Portugal coach focuses on going past the group stage
Portugal coach focuses on going past the group stage
Video: Portugal 5 - 1 Cameroon : Cristiano Ronaldo bags brace
Video: Portugal 5 - 1 Cameroon : Cristiano Ronaldo bags brace
FIFA World Cup Qualifier Match Preview: Portugal vs Sweden
FIFA World Cup Qualifier Match Preview: Portugal vs Sweden
The worst Chelsea Deadline Day signings
The worst Chelsea Deadline Day signings
With all the fuss on deadline day about who is coming and who is going it is easy to forget that a deadline day transfer does not always work out. From taking time to settle down to the timelines stopping the club from doing enough due diligence we have had our share of deadline day […]The post The Worst Chelsea Deadline Day Signings appeared first on FamousCFC.com.
Five goals worth watching from friendlies this week
Five goals worth watching from friendlies this week
Analysing the Transfer Gossip – 18th July
Analysing the Transfer Gossip – 18th July
As we move in to the off-season an unprecedented amount of managerial movement around Europe will surely see an already frantic transfer market go in to overdrive. This will give plenty of opportunities for transfer rumour and gossip. So how much of it is realistic? Manchester United are making a £60m bid for Tottenham forward […]
Top Tattoos: A football XI of tattooed players
Top Tattoos: A football XI of tattooed players
Football team of tattooed players. A start to a new era where almost every footballer is getting tattooed. Some tattoos have a story or meaning behin ...
Video: Raul Meireles spits on referee, earns a 11 match ban
Video: Raul Meireles spits on referee, earns a 11 match ban
Meireles appeals against 11-match ban
Meireles appeals against 11-match ban
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