Raul Meireles: career of one of the most colorful football players of the world
Raul Meireles is a football player who performson the position of midfielder for the national team of Portugal and for the Turkish club "Fenerbahce". This colorful and technical player is known to many, so that his success should be told in more detail.
Born on March 17, 1983, the footballer. Raul Meireles started playing football, being a pupil of the football academy "Boavishta". However, the professional activity of the midfielder, he began with the fact that the first few years he played for a club like "Avesh". But in his native team, he returned in 2003, in the summer. In one season he went on the field 29 times, but scored no goals. After that they became interested in the most famous Portuguese club, which is called "Porto". With this team, Raul Meireles signed a contract for five years. The footballer himself says that after he received an offer from this club, he did not even doubt for a moment that he would go there.
Career in "Liverpool"
In the "Port" Raul Meireles played 5 seasons, onthat the contract was signed. And then, at the end of the summer of 2010, the media launched a lot of news: it is possible that the football player will switch to English "Liverpool"! The club decided that Raul Meireles, whose biography (in terms of sports) was very impressive, would be a perfect substitute for Javier Mascherano, who went to Catalan Barcelona.
Less than half a day, as this informationconfirmed. On the same day, the official website of the Merseyside Club published the news that the amount of transfer was agreed, and Raul Meireles begins to undergo a medical examination and it remains only to sign the signature! The Portuguese himself said that the Liverpool coach had to make considerable efforts to persuade the midfielder to play for the Merseyside team.
But in "Liverpool" Raul Meireles still moved andbegan to score goals. The first is on January 16, the second on the 22nd, the third on the 2nd of February ... It's no surprise that the fans of Liverpool immediately fell in love with the newcomer, and the main sponsor called him the best player of January.
"Chelsea" and "Fenerbahce"
Raul Meireles, whose photo shows usa very extravagant and bright man, changed for his life a few clubs. After the "Liverpool", he moved to "Chelsea", and half an hour before the closing of the transfer window! No wonder the news shocked everyone. The year was played by the Portuguese in Chelsea, going on the field 31 times and scoring two goals.
In the national team, by the way, the career of the Portuguesehas developed very successfully. At first he played for the youth team, with which he became the champion of Europe. Then he moved to the youth team, with which in Germany, also at the European Championships, took third place. And, finally, then he moved to the adult team, with which he won bronze at Euro 2012. True, at the World Cup 2014 success was not achieved - even in the playoffs it did not happen to the team to pass. Too strong were the rivals of the national Portuguese team.
In 2012, by the way, he was bought by the Turkish club"Fenerbahce". And since that time he plays in Turkey. The idea is that the contract is designed for four years, so there is another season for the player. Let's see how his career will develop further.
Since 2008, Raul has ceased to be single. Then he married a girl named Yvon Viana. The couple have a daughter named Lara. In general, I must say that Yvonne and Raul - a pair of very colorful, interesting and, undoubtedly, attracting attention. Both he and she are real fans of tattoos. And their bodies are really dotted with various interesting images. They all can not resist applying new tattoos. The couple looks very impressive. In general, as you can see, Raul managed to achieve success both in football and on his personal front.