Winger who played for two of the Big Three football clubs in Portugal and helped the Portuguese national team place second at Euro 2004 tournament.
He started his career with the Sporting Club de Portugal, known for their youth soccer program.
He represented Portugal in two World Cups and two European Championships as a member of the team from 1998 to 2010.
He was born in Vila Real.
He and Cristiano Ronaldo played for Sporting Club de Portugal and became teammates on the Portuguese national team.