Rui Patrício

Rui Patrício Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is Rui Patrício recent Net worth?
$1.5 million

Who is Rui Patrício?

Rui Pedro dos Santos Patricio ComM ( born 15 February 1988) is a Portuguese goalkeeper who currently plays for Serie A club Roma and the Portugal national team.

Patricio, a product of Sporting CP’s junior system, made his first-team debut at the age of 18 and went on to play 467 games for the club.

His father’s name is Patricio and his mother’s name is Beliza Patricio. He is married and his wife’s name is Dr. Vera Ribeiro. His children’s names are Pedro Patricio and Eva Patricio.

During his 12 years at the club, he won five trophies, including two Portuguese Cups, before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2018.

Patricio received his first cap for Portugal in 2010, with the arrival of Paulo Bento as head coach, and his 100th in 2021.

He competed in two World Cups and four European Championships for his country, winning the 2016 edition of the latter.

Rui Patricio may not be compared to Manuel Neuer or David de Gea, but his talent behind the goal has helped Portugal reach new heights in international soccer. Patricio began his career as a striker in the Leiria e Marrazes youth squad in 1998-99 at the age of ten.

Patricio was discovered by Sporting CP scouts while trying his hand at goalkeeping and was drafted into the minor squad in 2002.

He spent six years in the Sporting youth system before making the senior team in 2006. Patricio made his senior team debut against Maritimo in November 2006 when he was 18 years old, saving a penalty.

Patricio has played for Portugal at several age levels, from Under-16 to Under-21. In the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, he defended the Portuguese goal.

Rui is one of the wealthiest soccer players and one of the most popular. Rui Patricio’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.

The 34-year-old Portuguese is 75 inches tall and weighs 84 kg. He is active on Instagram having 819thousands followers.

The Career of Rui Patrício

Patricio was born in the Leiria hamlet of Regueira de Pontes and began his career as a striker. A Sporting CP scout was reportedly in the region and observed him play in goal, impressing him enough to recruit him to the club’s junior academy.

He made his Primeira Liga debut on November 19, 2006, in a 1–0 away win over C.S. Maritimo in the tenth round: he stopped a penalty kick 15 minutes before the conclusion of the game, filling in for Ricardo, the club, and country’s first choice.

Since his professional debut with Sporting CP in 2006, the Portuguese international has been a one-club player.

Rui Patrício Portugal

Playerszoom: Rui Patrício Portugal (Source: SBNation)

He has won the Portuguese Cup twice and the Portuguese Cup once. He has the most straight appearances in the National Championship, which is a club record. Since 2012-13, Patricio has captained Sporting CP on multiple occasions.

Patricio was named to the senior team for the 2008 Euro at the UEFA Under-21 Euro Championship qualification phase.

In that edition, he did not appear in any matches. In November 2010, he earned his first international cap as a half-time substitute in an international friendly match against Spain. In March 2011, he made his first XI start against Chile in his third encounter.

Patricio was named Sporting’s Footballer of the Year for the second year in a row on December 20, 2012.

He saved a penalty by Jackson Martnez on October 18, 2014, with the score at 2–1 for his club, to help remove Porto from the Taça de Portugal with a 3–1 win at the Estádio do Drago.

His Jersey Number for Portugal is 1 and AS Roma is 1.

Patricio was nominated for the 2016 Ballon d’Or award alongside Portugal teammates Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo on October 24, 2016. On the 18th of February, he played in his 400th competitive game for Sporting, winning 1–0 at home against Rio Ave FC and earning Player of the Match honors.

After Sporting finished third in the league and missed out on Champions League qualifying, Patricio and many of his teammates, including coaches, were injured in an attack by roughly 50 fans at the club’s training field on May 15, 2018.

Despite the circumstances, he and the rest of the squad consented to participate in the Portuguese Cup final the next weekend, in which they eventually lost 2–1 against C.D. Aves.

Patricio has the second-highest official game total in Sporting history, behind only Hilário da Conceiço, with 467.

Patricio requested to have his Sporting contract terminated with grounds for just cause on 1 June 2018, citing fan violence in the dressing room as well as the failure of an €18 million move to newly-promoted Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers after Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho pulled out of negotiations at the last minute.

On 18 June, he signed a four-year contract with the club, and on 31 October, both teams confirmed that they had reached an agreement on an €18 million transfer fee. Patricio signed a three-year contract with Italian club A.S. Roma on July 13, 2021.

He made his debut against Trabzonspor in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League playoffs on August 19, his first game under compatriot José Mourinho. He made his debut Serie A appearance three days later, in a 3–1 triumph over ACF Fiorentina at home.

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

He has won many titles with his clubs, nationals, and individuals.

Rui Patrício Goalkepper

Players zoom: Rui Patrício Goalkeeper (Source: SBNation)


  • Taca de Portugal: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2014–15

  • Taca da Liga: 2017–18

  • Supertaca Candido de Oliveira: 2007, 2008, 2015

International Portugal

  • UEFA European Championship: 2016

  • UEFA Nations League: 2018–19


  • SJPF Young Player of the Month: January 2008, April 2009, November 2010, March 2011, April 2011

  • SJPF Player of the Month: April 2011

  • Sporting CP Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012

  • LPFP Primeira Liga Goalkeeper of the Year: 2011–12, 2015–16

  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2016

  • SJPF Primeira Liga Team of the Year: 2017

  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2017–18

  • Nominated for 2016 Ballon d’Or.
Below is the chart showing the comparison of Rui Patrício's goals with other Goalkeeper players. The selected players for comparison include Aurelien Tchouameni, Tyrick Mitchell, Tyrone Mings, Arthur Theate.