Athlete Bio

A livewire Scrum-half and extraordinary scavenger of the ball, Francisco Vieira is a player packed full of potential. His attacking abilities –in particular his ability to spot and quickly move through the gaps in opposition defensive lines –together with his quick thinking execution of the Scrum-half’s traditional tasks and reinforcing defensive lines with important last minute tackles. Vieira is a naturally born leader, always pushing himself and others on and off the pitch. He excels in his courage on the pitch, never backing down from any challenge. 2017 –Captained the National Sevens for the Centrale7s 2016 –Captained the National Sevens for the Nairobi7s and Debut in the Rugby Europe Championship 2015–Made his debut for XV’s National Squad (HK cup of nations) and debut in the WRSS (Dubai and South Africa)2015/16 –Won the U23 Portuguese Supercup and was the Top points scorer of CDUP Rugby First Team 2015 –Made his debut for the National Sevens Team (GPS Lyon Sevens) 2014/15 –Winner of Best try of the Week Award 2013/14 –Won the U23 Portuguese Supercup for CDUP Rugby 2013/15 –2xU23 Portuguese Champion 2013 –Debut for CDUP Rugby first team 2012/13 –U21 Portuguese Champion,Portuguese Cup Finalist as Captain for CDUP Rugby 2012–Played in the President’s XV (invitational national team) 2010/11–Won U18 Portuguese Cup 2006/07–U16 CDUP Rugby Captain