Bruno Alves

Born: November 27, 1981 (age 34)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
Nationality: Portugal Portuguese

Position: Centre-back
Team: Fenerbahce (no. 2)
Sweden's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic kicks the ball next to Portugal's defender Bruno Alves during the FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifier play-off first leg football match Portugal vs Sweden at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 15, 2013
Career History
Senior2010-2013Zenit St Petersburg
Sports Mole has 37 articles about Bruno Alves. Articles 1 to 37:
Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal loss
Cristiano Ronaldo misses from the penalty spot as Portugal lose 1-0 at home to Bulgaria in Friday night's international friendly in Leiria.
Christian Eriksen in action for Tottenham Hotspur on November 23, 2014
Team News: Christian Eriksen returns for Denmark
Christian Eriksen returns to the Denmark starting XI for their final Euro 2016 qualifier against Portugal in Braga.
Oct 8, 18:53
Sporting's midfielder Luis Carlos da Cunha 'Nani' celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Sporting CP vs NK Maribor at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on November 25, 2014
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
Portugal's forward and captain Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Group G football match between Portugal and Ghana at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick enough for Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a hat-trick as Portugal come from behind to beat Armenia 3-2 in a Euro 2016 qualifier.
Jun 13, 18:55
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates scoring during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group F match between Northern Ireland and Portugal at Windsor Park on September 6, 2013
Half-Time Report: Cristiano Ronaldo levels from the penalty spot for Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo equalises from the penalty spot to leave Portugal level a 1-1 with Armenia in their Euro 2016 qualifier.
Jun 13, 17:49
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Sweden during their World Cup play-off match on November 19, 2013
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Portugal this evening as they host Serbia in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Lisbon.
Mar 29, 19:43
A dejected Cristiano Ronaldo walks away after Portugal lose 4-0 to Germany in their World Cup opener on June 16, 2014.
Preview: Portugal vs. Ghana
Sports Mole looks ahead to the final Group G encounter between Portugal and Ghana.
Jun 24, 16:48
Thomas Muller celebrates scoring his hattrick for Germany in their World Cup opening game against Portugal on June 16, 2014.
Joachim Low praises hat-trick hero Thomas Muller
Germany coach Joachim Low hails Thomas Muller for his hat-trick against Portugal on Monday.
Jun 17, 04:59
Thomas Muller celebrates scoring his hattrick for Germany in their World Cup opening game against Portugal on June 16, 2014.
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
Thomas Muller scores from the penalty spot to give Germany the lead against Portugal in their World Cup Group G match in Salvador on June 16, 2014
Match Analysis: Germany 4-0 Portugal
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Germany's thumping 4-0 win over 10-man Portugal in the World Cup.
Jun 16, 19:33
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo jogs laps during training June 3, 2014
Bruno Alves: 'Portugal will rely on Cristiano Ronaldo at World Cup'
Bruno Alves admits that Portugal are relying on Cristiano Ronaldo to be on top form at the World Cup.
Jun 13, 19:53
Bruno Alves #2 of Portugal celebrates his goal with teammates in the final seconds of extra time in the second half against Mexico on June 7, 2014
Result: Bruno Alves scores late winner to hand Portugal win over Mexico
Bruno Alves scores the winner in stoppage time as Portugal beat Mexico 1-0 in their final World Cup warm-up game.
Jun 7, 04:02
Portugal's forward Hugo Almeida vies with Greece's defender Loukas Vyntra (L) during the friendly football match Portugal vs Greece at the Jamor National stadium in Oeiras on the outskirts of Lisbon on May 31, 2014
Result: Toothless Portugal held by Greece
Portugal are held to a goalless draw against Greece despite dominating for large periods of the World Cup warm-up match.
May 31, 21:30
Michael Carrick in action for Manchester United against Porto on April 07, 2009.
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
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Portugal and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden
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
Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho with the ball against Germany in their Euro 2012 match on June 9, 2012
Live Commentary: Portugal 1-1 Israel - as it happened
Sports Mole's minute-by-minute coverage of the Group F clash between Portugal and Israel in Lisbon.
Oct 11, 20:15
Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles arrives for a training session at Praia Del Rey on June 4, 2013
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
Brazil's Neymar celebrates his goal against Spain during the Confederations Cup on June 30, 2013
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
Brazil's Neymar celebrates his goal against Spain during the Confederations Cup on June 30, 2013
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
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Result: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick downs nine-man Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland are punished for their poor discipline as a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal come from behind to earn a 4-2 win at Windsor Park.
Sep 6, 21:40
Martin Paterson of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Group F Qualifier match between Northern Ireland and Russia at Windsor Park on August 14, 2013
Half-Time Report: Northern Ireland rattle 10-man Portugal
A Gareth McAuley equaliser and a Helder Postiga red card send Northern Ireland into half time in good spirits against Portugal at Windsor Park.
Sep 6, 20:36
Arsenal's players celebrate their goal against Fenerbahce during their UEFA Champions League Play Off first leg match at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on August 21, 2013
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
Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Alves
Fenerbahce sign Bruno Alves
Fenerbahce sign defender Bruno Alves from Zenit St Petersburg on a three-year contract for a reported transfer fee in the region of £4.7m.
Jun 10, 02:01
Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Alves
Result: Portugal beat 10-man Azerbaijan
Goals from Bruno Alves and Hugo Almeida give Portugal a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan in the World Cup qualifiers.
Mar 26, 18:54
Portugal's Fabio Coentrao celebrates scoring against Israel during the World Cup qualifying match on March 22, 2013
Result: Late Fabio Coentrao goal saves Portugal
Fabio Coentrao score a late equaliser to snatch a 3-3 draw for Portugal against Israel in Tel Aviv.
Mar 22, 14:40
Cristiano Ronaldo
Live Commentary: Israel 3-3 Portugal - as it happened
Find out how Portugal battled back from a two-goal deficit to claim a 3-3 draw against Israel with Sports Mole's updates.
Mar 22, 12:00
Axel Witsel
Result: 10-man Basel sneak past Zenit St Petersburg
10-man Basel become the first team to reach the quarter-finals of this season's Europa League, as a 1-0 defeat away to Zenit St Petersburg sees the Swiss champions progress 2-1 on aggregate.
Mar 14, 19:08
Milan forward Robinho shields the ball versus Zenit on December 4, 2012
Match Analysis: AC Milan 0-1 Zenit St. Petersburg
Sport Mole takes a closer look at the Champions League match between AC Milan and Zenit St. Petersburg.
Dec 4, 22:37
Milan forward Robinho shields the ball versus Zenit on December 4, 2012
Result: Zenit St Petersburg progress to Europa League with AC Milan win
Danny's goal in the first half is enough for Zenit St Petersburg to defeat AC Milan 1-0 at San Siro and progress to the Europa League.
Dec 4, 22:00
Niall McGinn scores for Northern Ireland
Result: Helder Postiga denies Northern Ireland famous win in Portugal
Northern Ireland lead for a large portion of the game but are denied by a famous win in Portugal by Helder Postiga 11 minutes from time.
Oct 16, 22:42
Fabio Capello
Result: Alexander Kerzhakov strike sees Russia down Portugal
Russia maintain their 100% record at the expense of Portugal's thanks to an early goal by Alexander Kerzhakov.
Oct 12, 18:03
Result: Portugal 3-0 Azerbaijan
Portugal defeat Azerbaijan 3-0 to make it two wins out of two in Group F.
Sep 11, 22:13
Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Alves
Queens Park Rangers want Bruno Alves
Queens Park Rangers are reportedly close to submitting a bid to sign Portuguese international Bruno Alves.
Jul 17, 17:41
Euro 2012: The Sports Mole awards
Sports Mole reflects on the highs and lows of the previous month's worth of action at Euro 2012.
Jul 2, 13:56
Garcia Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo 'proud' of Portugal performance
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo insists that his team should be "proud" of their performance in Euro 2012 despite losing to Spain in the semi-finals.
Jun 28, 00:45
Francesc Fabregas, Gerard Pique
Match Analysis: Euro 2012 - Portugal 0-0 Spain (Spain win 4-2 on penalties)
Sports Mole dissects Spain's Euro 2012 semi-final penalty victory over Portugal.
Jun 27, 23:00
Cesc Fabregas
Result: Portugal 0-0 Spain - Spain win 4-2 on penalties
Spain earn their place in the final of Euro 2012 with a dramatic penalty-shootout win over Portugal in Donetsk.
Jun 27, 22:31
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