|Full name||Hélder Manuel Marques Postiga|
|Date of birth||August 2, 1982|
|Place of birth||Vila do Conde, Portugal|
|Height||1. Events 338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Vila do Conde ( pron 'vilɐ du 'kõd(ɨ is a city and parish in Portugal with a population of 25731 Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. 82 m (5 ft 111⁄2 in)|
→ Saint-Étienne (loan)
→ Panathinaikos (loan)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Hélder Manuel Marques Postiga (born August 2, 1982 in Vila do Conde) is a Portuguese football player who plays as a striker for Sporting Clube de Portugal. Events 338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Vila do Conde ( pron 'vilɐ du 'kõd(ɨ is a city and parish in Portugal with a population of 25731 Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing Sporting Clube de Portugal ( pron 'spɔɾtĩg 'klub(ɨ dɨ puɾtu'gaɫ referred to coloquially as Sporting, Sporting CP or erroneously Sporting
Postiga started his career at Varzim SC in Póvoa de Varzim north Portugal. Varzim Sport Club (vɐɾ'zĩ spɔɾ 'klub(ɨ is a Portuguese Football (soccer team Póvoa de Varzim (ˈpɔvuɐ dɨ vɐɾˈzĩ locally ˈpɔβuɐ dɨ bɐɾˈziŋ is a Portuguese city in the Northern Region and sub-region of Greater Porto Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. He later joined the FC Porto youth teams and continued to progress until he got to the senior B-team. Futebol Clube do Porto ( pron futɨ'bɔɫ 'klub(ɨ du 'poɾtu - short FC Porto or FCP - is a Portuguese Sports club best known At the time, coach Fernando Santos chose him for the first team on some occasions and Postiga did well. After coach Octávio Machado came to FC Porto, Postiga joined the main squad. Octávio Joaquim Coelho Machado (born May 6, 1949 in Palmela, Setúbal) is a Portuguese former football player and He soon revealed a talent of scoring goals and was decisive in some FC Porto wins. After coach José Mourinho assumed command of the team, Postiga exploded. José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, GOIH (ʒuˈzɛ moˈɾiɲu (born 26 January 1963 in Setúbal) is a Portuguese He scored 13 goals in 2002-03 (before completing his 21st birthday) and soon became a star in FC Porto's frontline, alongside Derlei. Vanderlei Fernandes Silva, aka Derlei (born July 14, 1975 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil) is a Brazilian - Postiga had earned a permanent selection for the Portuguese national under-21 team by this time. The Portugal national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Portugal and is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation
After winning the 2003 national championship, Postiga went to English club Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of around £5. The Portuguese Liga ( pron 'liɣɐ currently named Liga Sagres after its main sponsor, is the league competition for Portuguese England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Tottenham Hotspur, ˈtɒʔnəm is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. 5 million. He failed to adapt to the English style of football, only managing to score two goals, one in the league and one in the Carling Cup. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition As a result, his reputation as an upcoming star drastically decreased. This stay only lasted one season .
Postiga then returned to FC Porto in a deal that sent Pedro Mendes to Tottenham in exchange. Pedro Miguel da Silva Mendes ( pron 'peðɾu 'mẽðɨʃ born 26 February 1979 in Guimarães) simply known as Pedro Mendes, is a FC Porto's coach Víctor Fernández included Postiga in the team for the 2004-05 campaign. Víctor Fernández, (born in Zaragoza, Spain; November 28, 1960) is a Spanish football coach He had another disappointing season, but followingJosé Couceiro's appointment as coach, Postiga managed to score three goals before the end of the season. José Júlio de Carvalho Peyroteo Martins Couceiro, known simply as José Couceiro (born 4 October 1962 in Lisbon, Portugal) In 2005, after a promising pre-season, he was demoted to the Porto 'B' team, because new coach Co Adriaanse was not happy with his performances. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Jacobson ("Co" Adriaanse (born on July 21, 1947 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a Dutch football manager and In January of 2006, to try to confirm his position in the Portuguese team for the 2006 World Cup he moved on loan to AS Saint-Étienne, scoring two Ligue 1 goals. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire, ( ASSE or AS Saint-Étienne) are a French football team founded in 1920 Current Teams (2008-2009 Ligue 1 teams in European competitions The original European Cup of 1955-56 featured Real Madrid against Stade Back at FC Porto for 2006-07, and due to the managerial changes at the club, he found himself back in the first team. Futebol Clube do Porto ( pron futɨ'bɔɫ 'klub(ɨ du 'poɾtu - short FC Porto or FCP - is a Portuguese Sports club best known His first few games were a huge improvement from his 2005-06 form. A regular starter for the team, he would nonetheless fall out of favor towards the end of the season, losing his place to Brazilian Adriano. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Adriano Vieira Louzada, Adriano (born January 3, 1979 in Rio Branco) is a Brazilian footballer, currently a Still, he managed ten league goals.
In January 2008, Postiga moved to Panathinaikos FC for a six-month loan period. Panathinaikos Panathinaikos FC (ΠΑΕ Παναθηναϊκός also known as P He scored his first goal for Panathinaikos in the Athens derby against AEK Athens FC, in which he equalised (1-1). Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's See also Athletic Union of Constantinople AEK FC (AEK - Αθλητική Ένωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως – Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos
On June 1st, 2008, it was announced that Postiga made a shock move to Portuguese rivals Sporting Portugal, signing a 3-year contract with the club with a reported fee of 2,5 million euros. Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Sporting Clube de Portugal ( pron 'spɔɾtĩg 'klub(ɨ dɨ puɾtu'gaɫ referred to coloquially as Sporting, Sporting CP or erroneously Sporting 
Postiga managed to save the Portuguese national team from defeat against England during the 2004 European Championships, scoring a goal that would make the difference during the last minutes of the game. The Portugal national football team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF finishing 4th at the last World Cup. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football
The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. The Portuguese Liga ( pron 'liɣɐ currently named Liga Sagres after its main sponsor, is the league competition for Portuguese History The first incarnation of the Taça was in 1912 but very few clubs could participate and thus it was not a regular competition the fact which ended it in History In the season 1943-44 it was created a special game between the champions Sporting Clube de Portugal, and the cup holders S