|Full name||Rui Manuel Guerreiro Nobre Esteves|
|Date of birth||30 January 1967|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1995||→ Birmingham City (loan)||0||(0)|
|2005||Beira-Mar Monte Gordo|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Lisbon, Esteves made his professional debuts at the age of 18, playing for several teams in the Portuguese second division, most of them hailing from the Algarve region: S.C.U. Torreense, S.C. Olhanense and Louletano DC. His top level debuts occurred in the 1990–91 season, but he played just six times for S.C. Farense and resumed his career in the second level, representing old acquaintances Louletano and Torreense.
Late in 1994, after having helped Vitória de Setúbal finish sixth in the top flight, Esteves earned himself a transfer to S.L. Benfica, but never settled with his hometown side, playing for a third club in the campaign as he was loaned to England's Birmingham City.
He returned to Portugal in the following summer, playing two years for Benfica neighbours C.F. Os Belenenses, also in division one, and closed out his career at 33 after spells in Asia, with K-League's Daewoo Royals and in the Chinese Jia-A League with Beijing Guoan.
In 2001 Esteves began working as a coach, starting with Associação Desportiva Fazendense and going on to work with Grupo Desportivo Alcochetense and C.D. Olivais e Moscavide in the following two years. In December 2008 he was appointed at G.D. Fabril, and never managed in higher than the third division.
- "Rog-Rut" (in Portuguese). Liga de Honra. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
- "Rui Esteves é o novo treinador do GDF" [Rui Esteves is new GDF manager] (in Portuguese). G.D. Fabril. 21 December 2008. Archived from the original on June 23, 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
- Rui Esteves at thefinalball.com
- Rui Esteves profile at ForaDeJogo
- Rui Esteves manager stats at ForaDeJogo
- Rui Esteves – K League stats at kleague.com