Bruno Amaro Sousa

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Bruno Amaro
Personal information
Full name Bruno Amaro Sousa Barros
Date of birth (1983-02-17) 17 February 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Penafiel, Portugal
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arouca
Number 9
Youth career
1993–1994 Cetê
1994–1996 Parada Pinhão
1996–2002 Penafiel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Penafiel 76 (0)
2006–2011 Nacional 72 (8)
2009–2010 Académica (loan) 3 (1)
2011–2013 Vitória Setúbal 53 (3)
2013– Arouca 29 (3)
National team
2005–2006 Portugal U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bruno Amaro Sousa Barros, known as Amaro (born 17 February 1983 in Penafiel), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for F.C. Arouca mainly as a central midfielder.

Football career[edit]

A product of hometown F.C. Penafiel's youth system, Amaro played with the club as a professional during five seasons, three in the second division and two in the top flight. In September 2006 he joined C.D. Nacional, still playing the first game of the campaign with his previous team; his official debut with the Madeirans came on the 9th, in a 0–1 home loss against Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Amaro finished his debut season in the first division with five goals in 25 matches, but appeared less significantly in the following years. For 2009–10, he served a season-long loan spell at Académica de Coimbra – teammate Miguel Fidalgo also moved to that team, in the same predicament.

At only three goals, Amaro was crowned Vitória de Setúbal's top scorer in the 2011–12 campaign – notably scoring the game's only goal at home against Sporting[1]– as the team again narrowly avoided relegation.[2]

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