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  • HILARIO SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION HILARIO SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION - 20.03.2012
    Blues goalkeeper Henrique Hilario has signed a one year contract extension which takes his current deal up until 2013...
  • NEW DEAL FOR HILARIO NEW DEAL FOR HILARIO - 13.06.2011
    Hilario has signed a one-year extension to his current Chelsea contract...
  • THE THURSDAY INTERVIEW: HILARIO THE THURSDAY INTERVIEW: HILARIO - 15.10.2009
    Hilario knows his short spell in the Chelsea first team is likely to be over come Saturday, but such is the life of the back-up goalkeeper.
  • THE THURSDAY INTERVIEW: HILARIO THE THURSDAY INTERVIEW: HILARIO - 15.10.2009
    Hilario knows his short spell in the Chelsea first team is likely to be over come Saturday, but such is the life of the back-up goalkeeper.
  • HILARIO: SAFE HANDS AT HOME HILARIO: SAFE HANDS AT HOME - 05.10.2009
    Stand-in goalkeeper Hilario and centre-half Ricardo Carvalho have had their say on Sunday's 2-0 win over Liverpool.
  • HILARIO: ONE VOICE HILARIO: ONE VOICE - 04.10.2009
    Henrique Hilario will keep goal against Liverpool. He believes the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge can have an effect on Sunday's match.
  • SAFE HANDS SAFE HANDS - 02.05.2009
    If anyone needed further evidence that Petr Cech is one of the world's best then it came on Tuesday night.
  • THAT'S MY FINAL ANSWER - PART TWO THAT'S MY FINAL ANSWER - PART TWO - 17.05.2008
    With the countdown to the Champions League Final now at four days to go, we continue to catch up with the first team squad for past memories of watching Europe's number one club fixture.
  • COLE: NO FEARS FOR HILARIO COLE: NO FEARS FOR HILARIO - 16.10.2006
    Joe Cole has backed Hilario to succeed if the Portuguese goalkeeper is asked to take Petr Cech's place in goal for the Barcelona game on Wednesday.
  • Name: Henrique Hilario
  • Nationality: Portuguese
  • Date of Birth: 21/10/1975
  • Height: 189 cm
  • Weight: 88.0 kg
  • Previous Clubs: Nacional da Madeira, Academica de Coimbra
  • Position: Goalkeeper

Chelsea career
Hilario arrived at Chelsea on a free transfer in the second half of 2006 as a third choice goalkeeper for Jose Mourinho's side.

Injuries to Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini in the same game meant Hilario's debut came against European champions Barcelona. He faultlessly kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 win.

By the end of the campaign, Hilario had played 18 games and fulfilled all that was expected of a number three choice, thrust so unexpectedly into the spotlight.

A model professional, the keeper kept his focus when familiar coaching staff moved on in September 2007 and when Cech and Cudicini were both out over Christmas 2007, he was back in the limelight, playing in five wins, including a Carling Cup semi-final.

There was one more call before the season was out, when Cudicini limped out at home to Fenerbah├že in the Champions League. With the score tied on aggregate, Hilario executed a fantastic save and Chelsea went on to add a second.

Cudicini's exit made Hilario a regular on the subs' bench and though Ross Turnbull's signing in the summer of 2009 brought more competition between the goalkeeping staff, it was the Portuguese more regularly chosen to deputise in Cech's absence, although the two shared duties on the bench.

Already 2-1 down, Hilario was untested against Inter in the San Siro having replaced an injured Cech in February 2010, but Manchester City would work him harder three days later, and he was criticised for failing to deal with a tame Carlos Tevez effort, before Craig Bellamy squeezed one in across him from a tight angle.

Injury then struck Hilario before the second leg against Inter so Turnbull stepped in. The veteran's only appearance in the next 18 months would be the Community Shield defeat to Manchester United at Wembley in August 2010.

Further injury to Cech in the pre-season of 2011 however meant Hilario would play against West Brom and Norwich in the Premier League, and although a mix-up against the Canaries cost a goal, both games were won.

The remainder of the campaign has seen him largely as third choice behind Turnbull but he signed a one-year extension in March 2012 that kept him in west London until the end of 2012/13. A further one-year was agreed the following summer, linking the Portuguese keeper up with Jose Mourinho again.

Pre-Chelsea
The Portuguese arrived as third choice keeper when youth team product Lenny Pidgeley moved on in the summer of 2006.

Hilario, 30-years-old at the time, agreed to join the Portuguese contingent at Stamford Bridge as a support player, having come to the end of a contract at Nacional, a top flight club in his homeland.

Previously, the former Under 21 international had two spells at Porto where he was a part of domestic league and cup wins. The second spell was under Jose Mourinho before leaving for Nacional to gain more first team games.

International career
Hilario was 34 when he received his first international call in November 2009, and played 45 minutes of their next game, a 2-0 friendly win over China, in March 2010. It remains his only international cap.

 

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Defensive Stats

  • Goals Conceded/Game0.92
  • Shots on Target/Goals Conceded4.81
  • Clean Sheets/Game0.11

Attacking Stats

  • Goals0
  • Shots/Goals Ratio0
  • Shots on Target Ratio0

How Goals Scored

  • Left Foot0
  • Right Foot0
  • Headers0
  • Other0

Discipline

  • Red Cards0
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Fouls0
  • Fouls/Cards Ration0

Goals Times

How Goals Scored