Rui Patricio
Rui Patricio
  • Nationality: Portuguese
  • DOB: 06/11/1988
  • Height: 6'3" (190cm)
  • Weight: 13st 3lbs (84kg)


Portuguese number one, Rui Patricio moved to Molineux in the summer of 2018 following the World Cup in Russia.

The 30-year-old stopper, who’d previously spent his entire career with Sporting CP, signed a four-year deal at Molineux.

Patricio has won 70 caps for his country, keeping a clean sheet in the 2016 European Championships final to help Portugal secure their first ever major honour.

His 10th minute save to deny Antoine Griezmann an opener has been immortalised with a statue in his home-city of Leiria, where he began his career in youth football, reportedly playing as a striker.

Sporting CP captured the signature of 12-year-old Patricio in 2000, and six years later he made his first team debut in the Primeira Liga.

A hero in the green half of Lisbon, the six foot two inch star made 460 appearances for Sporting CP, including 26 Champions League and 49 Europa League run-outs, and kept 179 clean sheets.

Patricio left Sporting CP as club’s vice-captain, second in the list of all-time appearance makers and widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers on the continent.

He featured for all four of Portugal’s World Cup games out in Russia, as they were eliminated by Uruguay in second round.

The goalkeeper made his Wolves debut on the opening day of the Premier League season against Everton. 

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