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Full Name: Raul Jose Trindade Meireles
Born:17th March 1983 in Porto
Bought: 29th August 2010 from FC Porto
Transfer Fee: £11,500,000
Sold: 31st August 2011 to Chelsea
Fee Received: £12,000,000
All LFC Appearances: 44 LFC Goals: 5
Career Appearances: 252 Career Goals:21
Portugal Appearances: 39 Goals: 7
Previous Clubs: Porto, Boavista, Aves
Raul Meireles Profile
Liverpool signed Raul Meireles in August 2010, after selling Javier Mascherano to Barcelona. With Alberto Aquilani also having been loaned out in the summer the reds appeared short in the middle of the park.
Meireles spent most of his early career at Boavista before taking the step up to FC Porto in the summer of 2004, just after Porto had won the European Cup. It didn't take long for him to become a first choice midfielder and he was instrumental in the Porto sides that won four consecutive titles from 2006 to 2009. During his 6 years at the club he also won 3 Portugese Cup titles.
Raul earned his first international call up in 2006, and was in the Portugese Euro 2008 squad. He has been a regular fixture since and even grabbed a goal in the World Cup finals in South Africa, in the 7-0 demolition of North Korea.
He made his debut for Liverpool in the 0-0 draw against Birmingham City.
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