Rui Patricio is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Series A team Roma and the Portugal national team. He has represented the nation in two World Cups and four European Championships. Rui has won the 2016 edition of the latter tournament as well as the 2019 Nations Leagues.
The sportsperson made his debut at age 18 as a product of Sporting’s CP’s youth academy and has appeared in more than 467 official games. Over there he became a true legend.
Professional footballer won two five trophies, including two Portuguese Cups during his 12 years with Sporting CP. Further, In 2021, he signed for Roma where he won his first season.
Rui Patricio: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Rui Pedro dos Santos Patrico|
|Net worth||$30 million|
|Date of birth||15th February 1988|
|Father name||Patricio Rui|
|Height||6 ft 3 inches (1.90m)|
|Weight||84kg (185 lbs)|
|Body Measurement||Not Known|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Major Work||Sporting Club|
|Children||Son Pedro, Daughter Eva|
|Social Media Presence||Instagram, Twitter|
|Last update on||July 2022|
Rui Pedro dos Santos Patricio professionally known as Rui Patricio is born on 15th February 1988, in Marrazes Portugal.
Further, he is born to his mother Belize Patricio, and father Rui Patricio. His mother Beliza appeared several times on the Portuguese national television to talk about her talented son.
He grew up alongside his sister Nidia Santos. At a very young age, he played as a striker for Leiria e Marrazes. later in 2000, he switched to Sporting Cp.
Rui Patricio Age, Tattoo, and Height
As born on 1998, the professional footballer is 34 years old. Talking about body measurement. The footballer stands tall at 6 ft 3 inches (1.90m).
Likewise, He weighs around 84kg which equals 185 lbs. He belongs to the Aquarius zodiac sign. Further, The sportsperson has charming Dark brown eyes and black hair.
Regarding his nationality, Patricio is Portuguese. Similarly, Rui is of African ethnicity. The goalkeeper has a tattoo on his left arm.
Who is Rui Patricio Wife?
At the age of 29, Rui tied the knot with Joana Pereira. The ex-couple married after a seven-year relationship in June 2011. Sadly, only months later the couple got divorced. During the divorce, Rui and Joana agreed on the division of property, including a house in Alcochete, Montijo.
Moving further, He then began dating model Lilian Aguiar, who is well known for Big Brother in 2001. However, Just like in his previous relationship, Patricio and Aguiar separated after some time.
The sportsperson is now happily married to Vera Ribeiro who is a sexologist. During the 2018 World Cup Vera recommended the Portugual players should continue Masturbating. How Funny!
Does he have any children?
After happily marrying Vera, the couple is blessed with a son, Pedro (2016), and a daughter who they named Eva. He is a true family man, and his children mean the world to him.
FIFA World Cup 2022
The countdown has started. Months from now Portugal will play their most important match for now on four years.
Rui has been a mainstay for Portugal for more than a decade, is the nation’s most capped goalkeeper, and has rarely left the Selecao down. However, more concerning for Patricio is the emergence of three young players pretenders who are enjoying excellent seasons at the club level.
This year Porto’s Diogo Costa and Granads’s Luxi Maximiano have been earning reviews for their display. More realistically, the brilliant form of Jose Sa for Wolverhampton Wanderers may give Santos Food for thought.
Having successfully replaced Patricio at the Molinexus stadium. It would not be a huge surprise if the same thing happened at the national team level.
However, Patricio for so long backup, and a player with more experience for high-stakes matches.
FIFA 2022 Ratings
Patricio is a Portuguese football player currently playing for Roma FC in the Italy Serie A. Furthermore, Rui plays as a keeper for his team. Moreover, the player has a rating of 82 in FIFA 2022.
Despite, having a good rating the player however lacks his real face in the game. Moving on, the player has 1 skill move in FIFA 2022 and his work rates are med/med. Down below the detailed ratings of the goalie are given:
- Diving: 82
- Handling: 80
- Kicking: 77
- Reflexes: 83
- Speed: 55
- Positioning: 80
Rui Patricio’s Net Worth, Salary, and Contract
Professional Goalkeeper, Rui Patricio has a net worth of $30 million (as of 2022). His significant source of earnings is football. Undoubtedly he lives a lavish life with his family.
Aside, he too makes much from his endorsement deal with many brands including Nike. The sportsperson in August 2021, signed a contract with AS Roma that nets him a whopping salary of 3 million Euro per year.
On 19th November 2006, Rui made his Primeira Liga debut against C.S Maritiom in a 1-0 away victory. The very next year he made his UEFA Championship League debut against Manchester United in a 1-2 group stage defeat.
On 20 December 2012, Footballer Patricio was awarded the Sporting’s Footballer of the year award.
Patrício’s record of 467 official games was the second-highest in Sporting’s history.
On 1 June 2018, Footballer Rui submitted a request to terminate his sporting contract. The termination was due to the dressing room violence from supporters as well as seeing an 18 million Euro move to newly promoted Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers.
On 31st October it was announced that both clubs had agreed on a four-year deal worth 18 million euros. Overthere, the keeper opted to wear a no.11 shirt to pay tribute to Carl Ikeme. Ikeme had just retired from the play because of his treatment for acute leukemia.
The club qualified for the Europa League during Rui’s first season at the club. Moreover, the keeper kept 9 clean sheets for the first time in the club’s history.
He made his debut on 11 august 2018, in a 2-2 home draw against Everton.
On 13th July 2021, Rui joined Italian side A.S Roma, signing a three-year deal. Further, on August 19 he made his debut under Compatriot Jose Mourinho a 2-1 win away to Trabzonspor.
Three days later, he made his appearance, a 3-1 victory at home to ACF Fiorentina.
Since 2003, Rui has been representing his national side junior team in several tournaments. He made his international debut on 17th November 2010, against Spain in a 4-0 friendly victory.
Further, In 2012 he made his appearance in the euro 2012 qualifying campaign in 5 games as Portugal qualified for the final stage.
Furthermore, he was included for the 2014 World Cup in Bento’s 23-man as a first-choice. He made his competitive debut in the encounter against Germany in a 0-4 defeat.
So far, The sportsperson has won 68 caps on his national side.
With Sporting CP
Currently, at the time of writing, Patricio is 34 years old and has played at the highest level since almost 16 years old.
- Portuguese League Cup Winner in 2017-2018
- Portuguese Super Cup Winner in 2009 and 2016
- Portuguese Cup Winner in 2008 and 2015
- European Championship in 2016
- UEFA Nations League in 2019
Social Media Presence
Being a Professional Goalkeeper, Rui is considered a social media star goalkeeper and has a strong fan following and influential presence on different social networking sites:
Instagram: 839k followers
Twitter: 30.7k followers
Facebook: 2 million followers
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is Rui Patricio married to?
Currently, the Portuguese International is married to Vera Ribeiro.
- What is Rui Patricio’s rating in FIFA22?
The experienced goalkeeper has an overall rating of 82 in FIFA22.