Top Facts about Rui Patricio

Tue 09 March 2021 | 10:30

Rui Patricio, who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Portugal national team, is a great goalkeeper with exceptional reflexes. Rui Patricio has always played in good teams because of his advantages

Rui Patricio

owes his entire playing career to Sporting CP as he was introduced to football, learned everything, and even became a star in Sporting CP. He has been the first goalkeeper of the Portuguese national team for several years and has no rival.

Patricio has gone through almost all the stages of fame step by step. He has been playing at the highest level since he was 15 years old. Patricio has a history of playing for the Portuguese Under-16 national team, and even before reaching the Portuguese national team, he was capped in six different age categories for the Portugal football team.

There is a lot to be said about Rui Patricio as he is now at a level that many goalkeepers aspire to. Patricio, 33, is without a doubt one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. Considering that goalkeepers play at the highest level even up to the age of 40, we will hear the name of Patricio for many years to come. In the following, we will mention in detail Rui Patricio net worth, stats, and other points. Today we want to talk about the

top facts about Rui Patricio

and tell you some special facts about this experienced star. Stay with us.

Top facts about Rui Patricio you might want to know

Rui Patricio is a 33 years old star who plays for the Portuguese national team and Wolverhampton. He is known as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, so in this part of the article, we want to look at Patricio’ adventure and story through a new aspect. 

We will discover everything you want to know about

Rui Patricio personal life

and then in the next parts, we will review the top facts about Rui Patricio.

  • Full Name

    : Rui Pedro dos Santos Patricio

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 15 February 1988 in Regueira de Pontes, Portugal

  • Rui Patricio age

    : 33

  • Height & Weight:

     Rui Patricio height is 1.90 m and he weighs 84 kg

  • Family Members

    : Rui Patricio (father) Beliza Patricio (mother) Nidia Santos (sibling), Vera Ribeiro (wife), Eva Patricio (daughter), Pedro Patricio (son)

  • Marital Status

    : Married

  • Wife

    : Vera Ribeiro

  • Ex-wife

    : Joana Pereira

  • Rui Patricio Children

    : Eva Patricio, Pedro Patricio

  • Current Team

    : Wolverhampton

  • Jersey Number

    : #11 Wolverhampton/ #1 Portugal

  • Nickname

    : “Saint Patricio”

  • Position

    : Goalkeeper

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Aquarius

Rui Patricio Birthday, Zodiac Sign and Nationality

Rui Patricio was born on 15 February 1988 in Regueira de Pontes,


. Rui Patricio nationality is Portuguese. Rui Patricio zodiac sign is Aquarius; Aquarius is actually the last air sign of the zodiac. Aquarius is represented by the water bearer, the mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land. Accordingly, Aquarius is the most humanitarian astrological sign.

These revolutionary thinkers fervently support “power to the people,” aspiring to change the world through radical social progress. Every Aquarian is a rebel at heart: These air signs despise authority and anything that represents conventionality. Free-spirited and eccentric, they can often be identified by their offbeat fashion sensibilities, unusual hobbies, and nonconformist attitude.

Some of the most famous figures born on the 15th of February (Rui Patricio Birthday) Chantal Janzen, Jane Seymour, Michelle, Jin Se-yeon and Zachary Gordon.

Rui Patricio Parents and Childhood

Rui Patricio was born on February 15, 1988 in Regueira de Pontes, Portugal. Actually Patricio was born to Portuguese parents (

Rui Patricio parents

). In fact, He lived in Leiria until he was 12 when he moved to Lisbon with other children to play for Sporting CP. 

«The distance from my family was the most difficult, so much so that I thought: 'is it worth it to be here?' Now, looking back, it is good to see that sometimes we really have to go through less good times », he confesses. The biggest sacrifice that Rui Patricio parents made for him was "letting a 12-year-old son go after a dream". «It was more difficult for them than for me. And they let me fight », he says.

About life in the gym, he recalls: «Life in the gym, despite having our moments to socialize, changes everything. We go to school until 5:00 pm, then the gym, then train from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and finally, have dinner, stay there for a while and live in a bed. Every day like that. We know the effort that is and is difficult, but we are after a dream. I had fewer good times that I tried not to pass on to my parents, and there was a moment when I vented and cried with my sister. »


Rui Patricio childhood

, he says «I wanted to feel that I had given everything. Feeling of a clear conscience and fighting for my dream« and this is what made him stay in Lisbon and stay in the gym was his dream of becoming a professional player. Football has always been a watchword by your decision.  «My parents never pressured me. Today there is more and more pressure and that is why the kids, at 18, give up football”, he says.

Rui Patricio Girlfriend, Personal Life and Marital Status

Besides discussing Rui Patricio career, we will also talk about Rui Patricio wife.


star Rui Patricio, 33, is married to Vera Ribeiro and they have a great and happy life.

They love each other as the psychologist and sexologist Vera Ribeiro announced that she will leave everything for the love of Rui Patricio and accompany the player in his new life in England. 

Vera is a psychologist and sexologist who has appeared on Portuguese TV to help couples spice up their bedrooms. In 2018, she released a book titled 'The Manual of Seduction' and her top tips for a raunchy romp include some pretty bizarre items. Vera hit the headlines that summer when she advised the Portugal squad to masturbate at the World Cup. 

Rui Patricio Career

Following the

top facts about Rui Patricio

, there is a good percent you want to continue the rest of the article so we intend to bring up a new topic. Rui Patricio was born on February 15, 1988, in Regueira de Pontes, Portugal. Rui Pedro dos Santos Patricio before moving to


has spent most of his career with Sporting CP, making his first-team debut at the age of 18 and going on to appear in 467 official games. He won five trophies during his 12-years with the club, including two Portuguese Cups.

Patricio earned his first cap for Portugal in 2010, after Paulo Bento's appointment as head coach. He represented the nation in two World Cups and three European Championships, winning the 2016 edition of the latter tournament as well as the 2019 Nations League.

On 20 December 2012, Patricio was awarded the Sporting's Footballer of the Year award for a second consecutive year. On 18 October 2014, with the score at 2–1 for his team, he saved a penalty by Jackson Martinez to help oust Porto from the Taca de Portugal with a 3–1 win at the Estadio do Dragao.

On 24 October 2016, Patricio was one of 30 players nominated for the 2016 Ballon d'Or award alongside Portugal teammates Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo. The following 18 February he appeared in his 400th competitive game with Sporting, putting on a Player of the match performance in a 1–0 home win against

Rio Ave


On 15 May 2018, Patricio and several of his teammates, including coaches, were injured following an attack by around 50 supporters of Sporting at the club's training ground after the team finished third in the league and missed out on Champions League qualification. Despite the events, he and the rest of the team agreed to play in the Portuguese Cup final scheduled for the following weekend, eventually losing 2–1 to Aves.

On 1 June 2018, Patricio submitted a request to terminate his Sporting contract with grounds for just cause, due to the dressing room violence from supporters as well as seeing an €18 million move to newly-promoted Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers fall through, after Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho pulled out of negotiations at the last minute. He completed the move on 18 June, on a four-year deal, and it was announced on 31 October that both clubs had agreed an €18 million deal as settlement of his departure to England.

On 29 January of the following year, senior team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari called him up for a 1–3 friendly defeat against


in Zurich, although he did not leave the bench; on 12 May he was picked to the squad for UEFA Euro 2008, but did not play in the tournament.

And since then he has become the main man at the gates of Portugal. It worth noting that as Portugal defeated the Netherlands in the 2019 UEFA Nations League Final on home soil at the Estadio do Dragao, Patricio earned his 81st cap, thereby surpassing Vitor Baia as the nation's most capped goalkeeper.

Rui Patricio Religion

Regarding Rui Patricio religion in

top facts about Rui Patricio

article, like most of the Portuguese people, he is Christian. Most Portuguese are Roman Catholics. Approximately 85% of the population belong to this religion although many claim not to be active participants of the church, most Portuguese still want to be baptized and get married in church.

However, there are big regional differences in how the religion is practiced in Portugal. A larger percentage of the people in the north than people in the south regularly attend mass and other religious services.

The church and state were officially separated during the First republic (1910-1926), however the Roman Catholic influence is still seen in Portuguese society and culture. Many Portuguese festivals, holidays and traditions have a religious origin and in almost every village the church has a prominent location on the main square.

Rui Patricio Salary, Net worth and Market Value

Relating to

Rui Patricio salary

, he currently earns €6m per year. Rui Patricio salary at Sporting CP was less than his current salary.

Rui Patricio net worth

is around €30m. He made his €30m fortune in Porto, Wolverhampton, and Portuguese national team.

Now the whole Rui Patricio net worth is around €14m. After all, about

Rui Patricio market value

, it should be said his highest market value was in 2013 worth €20m.

Rui Patricio Transfermarket Stats

Rui Patricio transfermarket stats

are very great. As we said, in terms of Rui Patricio stats, he managed to play 581 games so far, and has kept 215 clean sheets in his career.

However, if you want to know more about 

Rui Patricio stats

, let's start with the fact that he is one of the few goalkeepers who chose to wear number 11 in the pitch!

Some Short Top Facts about Rui Patricio

  • Rui Patricio is a Goalkeeper. His height is 1.90 m and he weighs 84 kg.

  • About Rui Patricio age, it should be said that he is 33 years old.

  • Rui Patricio salary at Wolves is €6m per year.

  • Rui Patricio is married to Vera Ribeiro.

  • Regarding Rui Patricio children, he has two adorable kids.

  • Rui Patricio is playing for Wolverhampton now.

  • Rui Patricio is Portuguese and is playing for the Portuguese national team.​

When it comes to 

top facts about Rui Patricio

, His ability to keep clean sheets, Penalty saving, and leading the team comes to the minds.


Rui Patricio social media

, although Rui Patricio is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, he has not yet gained much international fame.

Rui Patricio Instagram account

 has 664k followers. Besides all this information, it is better to mention 

Rui Patricio Facebook account

and Rui Patricio Twitter account.

Rui Patricio Quotes

One of the favorite parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Rui Patricio is amazing quotes.

Rui Patricio on lockdown due to Covid-19

"Most of my focus during the lockdown has been on taking care of my two kids. I want to take care of them, play with them and obviously entertain them because they are at home too. But it has been good to spend some quality time with them as well."

Rui Patricio on Nuno Espirito Santo

"One thing I do remember is how careful he was after Quim was injured, but he became very firm with us when we practiced. He wanted us all to do our very best. I think that has translated into his work as a manager with us now. The way he wants things to be done is the best way possible. That just shows how professional he is as a coach and a person."

Patricio about joining Wolverhampton

“The present project and its future (attracted me to Wolves)," he said. It's without doubt an interesting project and I'm very excited to start training and playing in the Premier League which is the best in the world. "It's a great challenge that I want to embrace and enjoy this opportunity to the fullest.

Nuno played a fundamental role in my arrival here as we've known each other for several years. "Nuno wasn't the only motive for my arrival as Wolves' exciting project has given me the opportunity to play here and that was without a question the biggest trigger”

Patricio about his Portuguese team mates

“Of course it will help, they're going to help me understand how the club works and how I can adapt," he added. "The major focus in my adaption to the club as I'm the one that's new here. "The Portuguese players will definitely help, but so will others." "Every challenge has its good and bad (points) but what excited me about this one was the chance to play in the Premier League which is in my opinion the best in the world. "It's a huge and very interesting challenge and I want to enjoy it as much as possible."

Jose Mourinho on Patricio after Sporting Lisbon –



“I'm not going to repeat the words because they'd be censored. It was something to do with spoiling the evening, spoiling the night. There were great saves from Patricio. Games like this can end up 4-0 or 5-0, but it ended up 1-0 and a well-managed goal.”

Rui Patricio Achievements

Rui Patricio is now 33 years old and has been playing at the highest level since he was almost 16 years old.

Although Patricio's separation from Sporting was very bitter, he won all possible honors with Portugal and the Portuguese club by 2018. Of course, these achievements were great for Sporting, and Patricio is one of the legends of this club. Let's take a look at Rui Patricio’ achievements in the top facts about Rui Patricio article.

Sporting CP

  • Portuguese League Cup Winner in 2017-2018

  • Portuguese Super Cup Winner in 2009 and 2016

  • Portuguese Cup Winner in 2008 and 2015


  • UEFA Nations League in 2019

  • European Champion in 2016

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