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Maniche

Maniche
Maniche playing for Portugal
Personal information
Full nameNuno Ricardo Oliveira Ribeiro
Height1.73 m
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubFree agent

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Nuno Ricardo de Oliveira Ribeiro, OIH (born 11 November 1977), aka Maniche (-ptmaˈniʃɨ, or less commonly [maˈnik(ɨ)]), is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a central midfielder.

Known for his teamwork, stamina and powerful shot, the Portuguese international received his nickname after Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 1980s legendary Danish forward Michael Manniche.

He is amongst the players who have competed in all four major European leagues. In 2004, he helped F.C. Porto win the UEFA Champions League, winning a total of eight trophies with that club. Maniche won more than 50 caps for Portugal, representing the nation in one World Cup and one European Championship.


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