You can't miss it! Villarreal will officially present the new Portuguese defender, Ruben Semedo, this coming Monday in the Official Shop in the Plaza Mayor in Vila-real (8:15pm CEST). As well as meeting the Submarine's new signing, there will also be presents for fans and a fun party prepared for the occasion.
Ruben Alfonso Borges Semedo (4th April 1994, Amadora, Portugal) started his career in the youth categories of Sporting Clube de Portugal, for whom he made his debut in the top flight in 2013. In the 2014/15 campaign, Rubén went to play on loan at CF Reus Deportiu, and in the 15/16 season to Portuguese side Vitoria Setúbal. In January 2016, Sporting, plagued by injuries, brought him back to play for the green-and-whites. In the 16/17 season, he became one of the regulars in the back four, playing 31 matches for Sporting de Portugal (24 in the Portuguese league, 6 in the UEFA Champions League and 1 in the Portugal cup).
Rúben is a defender of great stature and physical strength (189cm), quick over short distances and very strong in the air and, occasionally, he can also play as a defensive centre midfielder. The player, from Cape Verde descent, has dual Portuguese and Cape Verdean nationality, but so far he has only competed for the Portugal national team up until U21 level (8 matches, 3 goals).