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Rui Vitoria

Born: April 16, 1970 (age 51)

Height: 5' 10.5" (179cm)

Hometown: Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal
Nationality: Portugal Portuguese

Role: Manager
Sports Mole has 42 articles about Rui Vitoria. Articles 1 to 40:
Benfica's Haris Seferovic celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates in January 2021
Preview: Spartak Moscow vs. Benfica - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League clash between Spartak Moscow and Benfica, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Aug 2, 10:23
Czech Republic's Alex Kral pictured in November 2020
West Ham United want Spartak Moscow's Alex Kral?
West Ham United are reportedly showing interest in Spartak Moscow defensive midfielder Alex Kral, who has spoken to five Premier League clubs over a move to England.
May 28, 13:24
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Champions League group game between Manchester United and Juventus on October 23, 2018
Benfica show interest in former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho?
Benfica are reportedly interested in appointing former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a short-term contract.
Jan 5, 09:12
Hull City manager Marco Silva during the Premier League match against Southampton on April 29, 2017
Benfica to appoint Marco Silva ahead of next season?
Benfica are reportedly considering making an official approach for former Hull City and Watford boss Marco Silva.
Mar 12, 18:48
Marcus Rashford celebrates with teammates during the Champions League group game between Benfica and Manchester United on October 18, 2017
Preview: Manchester United vs. Benfica
Sports Mole previews Manchester United's Champions League clash with Benfica at Old Trafford including predicted lineups, team news and a form guide.
Oct 30, 10:40
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring during the EFL Cup game between Manchester United and Burton Albion on September 20, 2017
Team News: Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata start for Manchester United
Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata start for Manchester United in their trip to Benfica.
Oct 18, 18:36
Victor Lindelof in action during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Rui Vitoria backs Victor Lindelof to flourish at Manchester United
Benfica manager Rui Vitoria is convinced that Victor Lindelof will flourish under Jose Mourinho despite a stuttering start to his Manchester United career.
Oct 17, 21:53
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'Benfica are Manchester United's main opponents in Europe'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims that he still rates Benfica as the club's main rivals in their Champions League group.
Oct 6, 17:11
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: Manchester United in advanced talks with Victor Lindelof
Manchester United are reportedly in talks with Benfica defender Victor Lindelof and will be hoping to seal a £30m deal for the Sweden international next week.
Jun 4, 16:14
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
Roma to rival Manchester United for Victor Lindelof this summer?
Manchester United could reportedly face competition from Italian giants Roma for the signature of 22-year-old Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof this summer.
May 28, 13:25
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: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick helps Borussia Dortmund past Benfica
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores a hat-trick to help Borussia Dortmund reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 4-0 win over Benfica.
Mar 8, 21:38
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
Team News: Christian Pulisic fills in for injured Marco Reus
Christian Pulisic takes the place of Marco Reus in Borussia Dortmund's starting lineup to face Benfica, as the Portuguese outfit look to protect their one-goal lead.
Mar 8, 18:48
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: Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Benfica - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's text coverage of Borussia Dortmund's 4-0 win over Benfica in their Champions League last-16 second leg at the Signal Iduna Park.
Mar 8, 18:44
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
Benfica boss Rui Vitoria hints at Victor Lindelof exit
Benfica manager Rui Vitoria admits that "anyone" could leave the club in January amid speculation linking defender Victor Lindelof with a move to Manchester United.
Dec 21, 14:49
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
Result: Derby County fall to heavy Benfica defeat in pre-season friendly
Derby County lose their second match on the bounce at the Algarve Cup as they struggle to compete with Benfica in a 4-0 reverse.
Jul 16, 22:26
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
Live Commentary: Benfica 2-2 Bayern Munich (Bayern win 3-2 on aggregate) - as it happened
Relive the 2-2 draw between Benfica and Bayern Munich at the Estadio da Luz as Pep Guardiola's side ease into the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Apr 13, 18:44
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: Benfica vs. Bayern Munich
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Benfica and Bayern Munich at the Estadio da Luz.
Apr 12, 15:07
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: Arturo Vidal, Douglas Costa in for Bayern Munich against Benfica
Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa return to the Bayern Munich starting lineup for Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Benfica.
Apr 5, 19:12
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
Live Commentary: Bayern Munich 1-0 Benfica - as it happened
Relive Bayern Munich's 1-0 win over Benfica at the Allianz Arena as Arturo Vidal's early goal gives his side a slender first-leg advantage in their quarter-final.
Apr 5, 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
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Benfica
Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg between Bayern Munich and Benfica at the Allianz Arena.
Apr 4, 21:49
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
Live Commentary: Zenit St Petersburg 1-2 Benfica - as it happened
Relive the Champions League last-16 second leg between Zenit St Petersburg and Benfica with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.
Mar 9, 16:00
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
Result: Late Jonas header gives Benfica slim lead over Zenit St Petersburg
Jonas's 91st-minute header gives Benfica a 1-0 lead to take to Zenit St Petersburg in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Feb 16, 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: Benfica 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg - as it happened
Relive Benfica's last-gasp victory over Zenit St Petersburg in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie in Lisbon.
Feb 16, 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
Result: Benfica put four past Vitoria de Setubal
Benfica put the pressure on the top two in the Primeira Liga with a 4-2 victory over Vitoria de Setubal.
Dec 12, 22:39
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
Result: Benfica on verge of qualification
A brace from Raul Jimenez sees Benfica earn a share of the spoils against Astana to leave them on the cusp of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Nov 25, 16:54
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
Team News: Benfica without suspended Nicolas Gaitan
Benfica will have to make do without midfielder Nicolas Gaitan for today's Champions League clash away at Astana.
Nov 25, 14:19
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: Benfica edge past Boavista at Estadio de Luz
Rui Vitoria's Benfica side move up to fourth in the Primeira Liga table courtesy of a two-goal win at home to Boavista.
Nov 8, 18:24
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 trio eye move for Benfica's Nicolas Gaitan?
A report suggests that Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal are locked in a three-way battle for the signature of Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan.
Nov 8, 07:43
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: Eliseu returns for Benfica, Galatasaray make four changes
Benfica make one change for their Champions League clash against Galatasaray, as Eliseu comes in for Andreas Samaris, while the Turkish giants make four changes.
Nov 3, 18:58
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
Result: Benfica put four past Tondela in commanding Primeira Liga victory
Benfica ease to victory over Tondela with a 4-0 victory in the Primeira Liga at the Municipal de Aveiro.
Oct 30, 22:23
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
Half-Time Report: Galatasaray bounce back to lead Benfica
Goals from Selcuk Inan and Lukas Podolski cancel out Nicolas Gaitan's opener and give Galatasaray a 2-1 half-time lead against Benfica.
Oct 21, 20:32
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
Live Commentary: Galatasaray 2-1 Benfica - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Galatasaray's come-from-behind 2-1 win over Benfica in Group C in the Champions League.
Oct 21, 19:15
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
Match Analysis: Atletico Madrid 1-2 Benfica
Sports Mole reviews the action from Madrid as Atleti suffer their first home defeat in the Champions League for 19 months after losing 2-1 to Benfica.
Sep 30, 22:20
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
Live Commentary: Atletico Madrid 1-2 Benfica - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Atletico Madrid lose 2-1 to Benfica for the Rojiblancos' first home Champions League defeat for 19 months.
Sep 30, 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
Rui Vitoria: 'Benfica have come to win'
Benfica boss Rui Vitoria insists that his team will enter Wednesday's Champions League Group C match against Atletico Madrid with the ambition to win all three points.
Sep 30, 18:05
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
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Benfica
Sports Mole previews the Champions League Group C clash between Atletico Madrid and Benfica.
Sep 29, 18:19
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: Benfica 2-0 Astana - as it happened
Relive all of the action from Benfica's Champions League victory over Astana at the Estadio da Luz with Sports Mole's live commentary.
Sep 15, 18:46
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
Benfica head coach Rui Vitoria praises players after thrashing Belenenses
Rui Vitoria hails his players following their 6-0 Primeira Liga win over Belenenses on Friday.
Sep 11, 23:06
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
Result: Roberto strike sees Benfica slip up at Arouca
Roberto scores early on as Arouca beat Benfica to move top of the Primeira Liga.
Aug 23, 21:19
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: Benfica vs. Sporting Lisbon
Sports Mole takes a closer look at both sides ahead of Sunday's Portuguese Super Cup clash between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.
Aug 7, 17:04

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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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