Goalkeeper who debuted for the Portuguese national team in 2010 and began playing professionally in 2006 for Sporting CP of the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
He was originally a striker when he played youth soccer.
Before being called up to Portugal's senior team, he played for their under-19, under-20, under-21, and under-23 teams.
He was married to Joana Pereira for less than a year.
He played alongside defender Jose Goncalves on the Portuguese under-21 team.