- Nationality: Portugal
- DOB: 08/09/1986
- Height: 5'7" (170cm)
- Weight: 9st 8lbs (61kg)
Experienced Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho has brought a touch of class to Wolves since his arrival in 2018.
Moutinho is the second highest appearance maker for Portugal behind Cristiano Ronaldo and has won major honours at both club and international level during his career, including Euro 2016.
It was at Sporting Lisbon where Moutinho started out, making his debut aged 17 in 2005 and starting in a UEFA Cup final just months later.
Developing from a promising star to the club’s second youngest ever captain, Moutinho played more than 150 appearances, including numerous in the Champions League.
At Porto, the midfielder lifted three Primeira Liga titles and the Europa League during a three-year period at Estadio do Dragao, and the titles continued at Monaco, playing more than 200 games and lifting the Ligue 1 title.
Moutinho moved to Molineux on the back of a 2018 World Cup campaign with Portugal, and his first goal came at Manchester United in September 2018, starting the ball rolling on a campaign which would see Moutinho crowned the club’s Player of the Season.
The high-level performances continued, not least at AFC Bournemouth in November 2019, when the midfielder scored in a 2-1 win and signed a new contract until 2022 later that evening.
The 2020/21 campaign brought more consistent performances, a wonderful winner against Arsenal from range and a place in Portugal’s Euro 2020 squad.