David Mateus

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David Mateus
Date of birth (1980-02-07) February 7, 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Lisbon
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 213 lb (97 kg)
Notable relative(s) Diogo Mateus (twin)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003-2010  Portugal 33 (20)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps

David Mateus (born 7 February 1980) is a Portuguese rugby union footballer. A member of Belenenses squad, his position in the field is as a wing or center.

Born in Lisbon, Mateus has a twin brother, Diogo Mateus, with whom he played in the 2008 Hong Kong Sevens as part of the Portugal national rugby union team.[1] He was present at the "Lobos" squad that entered the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals where he played in the matches against Scotland[2] and Italy.[3] He currently holds 24 caps for Portugal, with 4 tries scored, 20 points in aggregate.


  1. ^ "International Rugby Board - NEWS". International Rugby Board. 18 March 2008. Archived from the original on 23 June 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  2. ^ Turnbull, Simon (10 September 2007). "Scotland 56 Portugal 10: Lamont too strong for plucky Portugal". London: The Independent. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  3. ^ Harlow, Phil (19 September 2007). "Italy v Portugal as it happened". BBC News. Retrieved 27 November 2009.

External links

  • Player profile at Scrum.com

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