Rui Pedro dos Santos Patricio ComM, who was born on February 15, 1988, is a Portuguese professional football goalkeeper who competes for both the Portugal national team and Serie A side Roma. Because of his saves for club and country, he is frequently referred to as “Saint Patricio.”
Patricio, a graduate of Sporting CP’s youth programme, made his first team debut at the age of 18 and later made 467 appearances in games played under official rules. He spent 12 years with the team and collected five awards, including two Portuguese Cups, before relocating to England in 2018 to join Wolverhampton Wanderers. He joined Roma in 2021, where his first season saw him win the Europa Conference League.
Rui Patricio Bio/Wiki
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After a seven-year romance, Patricio married Joana Pereira in June 2011 and then, at the age of 23, filed for divorce on December 24, 2011. He has a son and a daughter with television sexologist Vera Ribeiro, with whom he is married as of 2019.
Rui Patricio Net Worth
The range of Rui Patricio’s net worth or income is thought to be between €32 Million. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.
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Rui Patricio FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Rui Patricio has an overall rating of 82 and his potential is also 82.
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- Patricio began his playing career as a striker at an early age. He was born in the Leiria hamlet of Marrazes.
- Sporting CP reportedly sent a scout to the region who observed him play in goal and was sufficiently impressed to recruit the 12-year-old to the club’s junior academy.
- On November 19, 2006, he made his Primeira Liga debut in a 1-0 away victory over C.S. Maritimo in the tenth round.
- Filling in for regular club and national first-choice Ricardo, he saved a penalty kick 15 minutes before the game’s conclusion.
- After Ricardo left for Real Betis in the 2007–08 season, Patricio outlasted veteran Tiago of Sporting and newly acquired Vladimir Stojkovi to establish himself as the sole starter.
- On November 27, 2007, he participated in his first UEFA Champions League match, a 1-2 loss against Manchester United.
- Patricio was the subject of a transfer rumour to Italian juggernaut Inter Milan during the 2008 off-season.
- Nothing came of it, though, and he went on to defeat FC Porto 2-0 in that year’s Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira final after stopping a Lucho González penalty shot.
- He was also a regular in the league.
- In the 94th minute of the 2009–10 Champions League qualification match against FC Twente, Sporting was down 1-0 after a scoreless first leg.
- Patricio hurried to the opposition area for a corner kick, where he teamed up with Nikita Rukavytsya for a header.
- Both players seemed to make touch with the ball, and Peter Wisgerhof’s kick for an own goal allowed the later team to advance to the last matches before the group stage.
- Patricio won Sporting’s Footballer of the Year award on December 20, 2012, for the second year in a row.
- On October 18, 2014, with his club leading 2-1, he stopped a penalty attempt by Jackson Martnez to assist his team defeat Porto 3-1 at the Estádio do Drago, knocking them out of the Taça de Portugal.
- Along with teammates Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, Patricio was one of 30 players nominated for the 2016 Ballon d’Or award on October 24.
- Patricio requested to end his Sporting contract on June 1 with justification, citing fan-inflicted violence in the locker room as well as the collapse of an €18 million transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers, a newly promoted Premier League team, after Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho withdrew at the last minute.
- On 18 June, he signed a four-year contract to finalise the transfer, and on October 31 it was revealed that both clubs had reached an agreement on an €18 million sum to pay for his transfer to England.
- Instead of the customary No. 1, Patricio chose to wear the No. 11 for Wolves in memory of Carl Ikeme, who had recently resigned after undergoing treatment for severe leukaemia.
- On August 11, 2018, he played in his first league game, a 2-2 draw at home against Everton.
- As they concluded his debut season in the seventh position and qualified for the Europa League, he preserved nine clean sheets, a club record.
- Patricio improved his clean sheet total in 2019–20 to 13, although he also allowed 40 goals, down from 46 the season before.
- He assisted the group in reaching its first continental quarterfinal since 1972 on the European front.
- Patricio signed a three-year contract with Italian team A.S. Roma on July 13, 2021.
- On August 19, he made his professional debut in José Mourinho’s first game, a 2-1 victory against Trabzonspor in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League playoffs.
- Three days later, he played in his debut Serie A encounter, a 3-1 triumph against ACF Fiorentina at home.
- He was one of seven players to participate in every match of the season; only Guglielmo Vicario of Empoli F.C. could match him in terms of playing every minute.
- He participated in all but one of the team’s 15 games as they won the inaugural Conference League, including the 1-0 victory over Feyenoord in the championship game in Tirana.
- Patricio began playing for the Portuguese under-21 team in 2007.
- He was called up by senior team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for a 1-3 friendly loss to Italy in Zürich on January 29 of the following year, but he remained on the bench.
- On May 12, he was selected for the UEFA Euro 2008 squad, however he did not participate in the competition.
- Patricio was listed on a backup list of six players for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, despite not being a part of the preliminary 24-player roster.
- On November 17, 2010, he made his professional debut during the second half of a 4-0 friendly victory against Spain.
- Patricio took over as the starter for Portugal’s national team when Eduardo was benched by his new club, S.L. Benfica, and both players concluded the Euro 2012 qualifying season with five games (450 minutes) played as Portugal advanced to the knockout rounds.
- He started the finals in Poland and Ukraine, giving up four goals in five games to lose in the semis.
- Patricio was a first-choice selection for Bento’s 23-man team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and he made his competitive debut in the opening match against Germany, which resulted in an 0-4 loss.
- Due to an injury, he was unable to participate in the second game against the USA.
- On June 30, 2016, during Euro 2016, Patricio played in his 50th international match.
- After the first 120 minutes of the match ended in a 1-1 draw with Poland at the Stade Velodrome, he stopped Jakub Baszczykowski’s effort to help Portugal win the 5-3 penalty shootout and advance to the semifinals.
- He qualified for the team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after winning the competition with a strong performance in the championship game.
- He led the team for the first time on November 17 of that year during a scoreless draw with Italy in the UEFA Nations League.
- Patricio got his 81st cap, passing Victor Baa as the nation’s most-captured goalkeeper when Portugal defeated the Netherlands in the 2019 UEFA Nations League Final on home soil at the Estádio do Drago.
- He earned his 100th cap on October 12, 2021, in a 5-0 World Cup qualification victory against Luxembourg, being the eighth Portuguese to reach the milestone.
- He then kept his spot for the postponed UEFA Euro 2020 in 2021.
- He was replaced by Diogo Costa of Porto in the World Cup playoffs in March 2022, and he sat out the match.
Rui Patricio Awards
- Taça de Portugal: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2014–15
- Taça da Liga: 2017–18
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2007, 2008, 2015
- UEFA Europa Conference League: 2021–22
- UEFA European Championship: 2016
- UEFA Nations League: 2018–19
He is currently 35 years old (as of 2023).
He is 190 cm tall.
He plays as a goalkeeper.
After his transfer to Roma, his net worth is €33 Million (as of 2023).