NANI
Sporting CP Lisbon (POR)
m m
Full name Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha  
Date of Birth November 17, 1986
Birthplace Praia, Cape Verde
Height 175 cm
Position Right winger (or left winger / second striker)
Foot Both
Nationality Portuguese (and Cape Verdean)
Club Sporting CP Lisbon (POR)
Nation Portugal
Int. debut Age 19 (September 1, 2006 - vs. Denmark)
World Cups 3 matches (2014)
 
CAREER TRANSFERS
Date From - To Fee €m
07.2018
-
Free
07.2016
-
8.5
07.2015
-
6.0
07.2007
-
25.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2017-18 Lazio
-
2016-17 Valencia
-
2015-16 Fenerbahce
141
2014-15 Sporting Lisbon
119
2013-14 Manchester United
-
2012-13 Manchester United
-
2011-12 Manchester United
17
2010-11 Manchester United
6
2009-10 Manchester United
46
2008-09 Manchester United
-
2007-08 Manchester United
64

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2017-18 None
-
2016-17 None
-
2015-16 None
-
2014-15 None
-
2013-14 None
-
2012-13 None
-
2011-12 Top Assists
6
2010-11 Top Assists
3
2009-10 Top Assists
8
2008-09 None
-
2007-08 Top Assists
7
- Young Guns
9

CAREER STATISTICS
League Appearances & Goals
2017-18 Lazio
18
3
2016-17 Valencia
25
5
2015-16 Fenerbahce
28
8
2014-15 Sporting Lisbon
27
7
- Manchester United
1
0
2013-14 Manchester United
1
0
2012-13 Manchester United
11
0
2011-12 Manchester United
29
8
2010-11 Manchester United
33
9
2009-10 Manchester United
23
4
2008-09 Manchester United
13
1
2007-08 Manchester United
26
3
2006-07 Sporting Lisbon
29
5
2005-06 Sporting Lisbon
29
4



DID YOU KNOW ?

Born in Praia, Cape Verde, Nani emigrated with his family to Portugal at an early age.

At the age of five, his father left for a holiday in Cape Verde but never returned and when he was 12 years old his mother left Portugal to start a new life in Holland.

Nani has eight siblings from his mother, of which he is the youngest, and five from his father.

He was raised by his aunt Antonia in the Amadora district of Lisbon, where he and childhood friend, midfielder Manuel Fernandes, often played football together.

He gained his nickname from an elder sister at a young age.

He grew up supporting FC Porto and played junior football alongside Ricardo Vaz Tê at Massamá youth club Real Sport Clube.