Who is Mario Rui: biography, career and figures of the Napoli defender

Mario Rui, SSC Napoli player, is preparing to take a throw-in

Mario Rui is a Portuguese footballer di defender role arrived in Naples in 2017. Over time he managed to earn a first choice role on the pitch.

Below is everything you need to know about Mario Rui's life and career.

The biography of Mario Rui

Mario Rui Silva Duarte was born in Sines, a small town on the southwest coast of Portugal, the 27 May 1991. From a very young age he moved to Lisbon, to be able to serve in the youth team of Sporting Lisbon.

Mario Rui's career

The official start of Mario Rui's sports career coincides with his entry into the youth academy Sporting Lisbon, where he played from 2001 to 2008. In 2008, he moved to the youth teams of Valencia and then, in 2009, he returned to Portugal in the youth academy Benfica.

He made his first experience among professionals in 2010. That year, in fact, he made his debut in Fatima, a team that plays in the lower divisions of the Portuguese league. In Fatima he totals 25 appearances and 1 goal.

In 2011, Mario Rui landed in Italy on loan at Gubbio. Here he made his debut in Serie B and totaled 31 appearances and 3 goals. 2013 passes him again in Serie B, this time on loan at Spezia, team with which he brings home 23 appearances.

The leap in quality takes place in the 2013 season. That year, Mario Rui moves to theEmpoli, which buys it jointly with the Parma. The following year, the card passes entirely to Empoli. With the Tuscans, Mario Rui made his Serie A debut on 31 August 2014 and collected 96 league appearances.

In 2016 he switched to Roma with the formula of the onerous loan with obligation to buy. In total, his transfer will cost the capitolini 11,5 million euros. Due to an injury and strong competition from Emerson Palmieri, he only made 5 league appearances at Roma.

In 2017, comes the call of Napoli. The Neapolitans buy it with the loan formula with an obligation to buy. In Naples, despite a slow start, he demonstrates all his qualities and imposes himself as owner on the left in defense. With Napoli he won his first club trophy, the 2019-2020 Italian Cup.

Since 2018 he has been part of the squad of the Portugal, team with which he won the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League.

Role and technical characteristics of osimhen

Mario Rui's natural role is to left back. Another 168 cm and weighing about 70 kg, he is agile and able to guarantee an excellent defensive phase, as well as being able to build excellent chances also for the offensive phase.

Athletically handsome, in defense he is a tireless moped.

How much does Mario Rui earn at Napoli

The contract that binds Mario Rui to Napoli will expire in 2025 and provides for an engagement of 2,1 million net per season. The figures for the transfer of image rights are not known.

Mario Rui's family

Mario Rui is married to the personal trainer and fitness influencer Renata Goncalves. The two have 3 children.

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Written by Vincenzo Napolitano
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