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LB – Nuno Valente

Portugal, Nuno Valente
LISBON, PORTUGAL – JUNE 24: Nuno Valente of Portugal in action during the UEFA Euro 2004 Quarter Final match between Portugal and England at the Luz Stadium on June 24, 2004 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Nuno Valente’s international career may have lasted only six years, but he played an important role for the side which reached the EURO 2004 Final and the 2006 FIFA World Cup semi-finals.

Valente played a total of 33 games for his country, netting only on one occasion – in a friendly game against Italy back in 2004.