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Raul Meireles

Born: March 17, 1983 (age 38)

Height: 5' 10" (178cm)

Hometown: Aves, Portugal
Nationality: Portugal Portuguese

Position: Attacking midfielder
Team: Fenerbahce (no. 16)
Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles arrives for a training session at Praia Del Rey on June 4, 2013
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Career History
Senior2010-2011Liverpool
2011-2012Chelsea
2012-Fenerbahce
International2006-Portugal
Sports Mole has 123 articles about Raul Meireles. Articles 1 to 40:
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Raul Meireles: 'Premier League right place for Cristiano Ronaldo'
The Premier League would be Cristiano Ronaldo's preferred choice if he were to leave Real Madrid this summer, according to former teammate Raul Meireles.
Jun 27, 19:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Raul Meireles closing in on Bournemouth move?
Former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles is reportedly nearing a move to Bournemouth after it was claimed that he is ready to leave Fenerbahce.
Jun 22, 11:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Kris Commons on bench for Celtic's final Europa League game against Fenerbahce
Kris Commons is named on the bench for Celtic's final Europa League game against Fenerbahce after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Dec 10, 17:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Celtic vs. Fenerbahce
Sports Mole previews the Europa League clash between Celtic and Fenerbahce.
Sep 30, 02:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Molde stun Fenerbahce in Europa League Group A opener
Martin Linnes's strike caps a 3-1 Europa League win for Molde away to Fenerbahce.
Sep 17, 19:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Robin van Persie missing from Fenerbahce squad, Nani starts in attack
Striker Robin van Persie is not included in the Fenerbahce squad for their trip to Shakhta Dinetsk, but Nani starts.
Aug 5, 19:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nani lands in Istanbul for Fenerbahce medical
Manchester United winger Nani appears to be closing in on a move to Fenerbahce after the Turkish club confirmed that a medical was due to take place shortly.
Jul 5, 23:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Raul Meireles expecting Portugal improvement
Portugal midfielder Raul Meireles expects a response from the team when they face the USA at the World Cup.
Jun 22, 18:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Player Ratings: Germany 4-0 Portugal
Sports Mole rates the players who took part in Germany's thrashing of Portugal in Group G of the World Cup.
Jun 16, 20:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Portugal hit five past Republic of Ireland ahead of World Cup
Portugal warm up for the World Cup by thrashing the Republic of Ireland 5-1 in New Jersey.
Jun 11, 02:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paulo Bento "pleased" with Cristiano Ronaldo's progress
Portugal boss Paulo Bento claims that he is "pleased" with the progress Cristiano Ronaldo is making in his attempts to recover from injury.
Jun 10, 05:31
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Premier League club-by-club transfer latest: June 9
Sports Mole runs through the latest transfer speculation for each of the 20 Premier League clubs.
Jun 9, 12:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Portugal training
Captain Cristiano Ronaldo takes part in training with his Portugal teammates following knee and thigh injuries.
Jun 7, 15:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Charlie Oatway: 'Gus Poyet focused on productive pre-season'
Sunderland coach Charlie Oatway insists that Gus Poyet is desperate to finish his transfer business as early as possible.
Jun 5, 05:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Sunderland target Fenerbahce duo
Reports in Turkey claim that Sunderland are readying an £18m bid for Fenerbahce pair Raul Meireles and Moussa Sow.
Jun 4, 14:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: 10-man Chelsea reach Champions League final
On this day in 2012, Chelsea came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Barcelona at Camp Nou to reach the Champions League final.
Apr 24, 10:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Porto hold Manchester United
Five years ago today, Manchester United and Porto play out a 2-2 draw in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Apr 7, 10:20
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Dirk Kuyt treble helps beat Manchester United
On this day in 2011, Dirk Kuyt scored a hat-trick to earn Liverpool a 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Anfield.
Mar 6, 10:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks scoring record in victory over Cameroon
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Portugal's all-time top scorer with a brace in a 5-1 victory over Cameroon.
Mar 6, 03:08
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: West Ham United target Fenerbahce's Raul Meireles
West Ham United will hold talks with Fenerbahce midfielder Raul Meireles, according to a report.
Jan 23, 06:23
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Chelsea comeback stuns Manchester City
On this day in 2011, Chelsea recover from conceding an early goal to record a 2-1 victory over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 12, 10:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Chelsea beat Valencia to qualify for Champions League second round
On this day in 2011 Chelsea thrashed Valencia 3-0 in the Champions League in the season they went on to win the tournament.
Dec 6, 09:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Sweden (2)2-3(4) Portugal - as it happened
Sports Mole's text coverage of the shootout between Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Portugal edged Sweden in a frenetic World Cup qualifier.
Nov 19, 19:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Raul Meireles out of Portugal squad
A thigh injury will keep Galatasaray midfielder Raul Meireles out of Portugal's upcoming World Cup qualification matches against Israel and Luxembourg.
Oct 9, 17:13
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Didier Drogba reunited with ex-Chelsea teammates on night out
Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba reunites with his former Chelsea "soldiers" on a night out.
Oct 7, 13:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Brazil ease past Portugal in Boston
Brazil respond to Raul Meireles's opener for Portugal to win 3-1 with goals from Thiago Silva, Neymar and Jo.
Sep 11, 03:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Brazil 3-1 Portugal – as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of the international friendly between Brazil and Portugal.
Sep 11, 01:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Aaron Ramsey scores twice for ruthless Arsenal
Aaron Ramsey's brace secures a 5-0 aggregate win over Fenerbahce as Arsenal record a 2-0 triumph on the night to cruise into the group stages of the Champions League.
Aug 27, 21:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Arsenal 2-0 Fenerbahce (5-0) - as it happened
Live coverage of the second leg of Arsenal's Champions League qualifying tie with Fenerbahce at the Emirates Stadium.
Aug 27, 18:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Santi Cazorla in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Santi Cazorla comes in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as Arsenal travel to Fenerbahce for the first leg of a Champions League playoff tie.
Aug 21, 19:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Fenerbahce 0-3 Arsenal - as it happened
Sports Mole's text commentary of a confidence-boosting 3-0 win for Arsenal over Fenerbahce in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.
Aug 21, 18:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Raul Meireles: 'All the pressure is on Arsenal'
Fenerbahce midfielder Raul Meireles warns Arsenal that his side are confident of securing a positive result in tomorrow night's Champions League qualifier.
Aug 20, 04:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Raul Meireles urges Luis Suarez to stay at Liverpool
Fenerbahce midfielder Raul Meireles urges former Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez to stay with the Reds, despite interest from Arsenal.
Aug 18, 08:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Arsenal to face Fenerbahce
Arsenal must progress past Turkish giants Fenerbahce if they are to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League.
Aug 9, 11:04
Fener's Raul Meireles celebrates his goal against Borussia Moenchengladbach on October 4, 2012
Premier League duo chase Raul Meireles?
Two Premier League clubs are said to be interested in signing former Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles, who has three years remaining on his current contract at Fenerbahce.
Jul 18, 02:16
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Team News: Luisao back for Benfica
Luisao returns from his thigh injury for Benfica against Fenerbahce, who have Caner Erkin back from suspension for tonight's clash.
May 2, 19:59
Fener's Raul Meireles celebrates his goal against Borussia Moenchengladbach on October 4, 2012
Preview: Fenerbahce vs. Benfica
Sports Mole previews the first leg of the Europa League semi-final between Fenerbahce and Benfica.
Apr 23, 15:41
Fenerbahce's Pierre Webo in action for Cameroon on August 12, 2009
Result: Fenerbahce battle past Lazio
Pierre Webo's penalty and Dirk Kut's late goal ensures that Fenerbahce claim a 2-0 victory over Lazio in the first leg of their Europa League tie.
Apr 4, 22:05
Fener's Raul Meireles celebrates his goal against Borussia Moenchengladbach on October 4, 2012
Preview: Fenerbahce vs. Lazio
Sports Mole previews the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final clash between Fenerbahce and Lazio on Thursday.
Apr 2, 15:20
Fener's Raul Meireles celebrates his goal against Borussia Moenchengladbach on October 4, 2012
Raul Meireles suspension reduced to four games
Raul Meireles is ruled not to have spat at the referee during Fenerbahce's match with Galatasaray and thus has his ban reduced from 11 games to four.
Dec 28, 01:32

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· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

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· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

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