A great option for Portugal boss Paulo Bento as either a starter or a super-sub, this experienced forward played in six of his nation’s Euro 2012 qualifiers, scoring in both the home and away clashes against Cyprus.
His international career kicked-off back in 2004 as he was handed his first cap in a friendly against England, but he had to wait three years to bag his first goal against Azerbaijan. He went on to score in the 2010 World Cup finals against North Korea and has been a consistent contributor for Portugal down the years.
Listing FC Porto and Werder Bremen among his former clubs, he is one of many Portugal internationals currently plying their trade in Turkish football, though it seems he harbours a dream of playing in England one day. “Everyone knows I have an ambition to play in the Premier League, but it’s not up to me if this happens,” he says. “I’m happy in Turkey for now, but in the future, you never know.”