Bruno Moraes

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Bruno Moraes
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Personal information
Full name Bruno dos Santos Moraes
Date of birth (1984-07-07) 7 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Santos, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Portuguesa
Youth career
2001–2003 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Santos 2 (0)
2003–2004 Porto B 12 (11)
2003–2010 Porto 14 (2)
2004–2005 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 24 (5)
2008 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 3 (0)
2010 Rio Ave (loan) 8 (0)
2010 Gloria Bistriţa 12 (0)
2011 Naval 9 (3)
2011–2012 União Leiria 18 (6)
2012–2013 Újpest 9 (4)
2013 Újpest B 1 (1)
2013–2014 Gil Vicente 7 (2)
2014– Portuguesa 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bruno dos Santos Moraes (born 7 July 1984) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Associação Portuguesa de Desportos as a striker.

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal, starting in 2003 with Porto.

Football career[edit]

Born in Santos, São Paulo, Moraes arrived at only 19 to F.C. Porto in Portugal, from Santos FC. His career with the northern club would be marred by constant injuries[1] – he played two league games in his debut season, and none whatsoever in 2005–06 and 2007–08.

Moraes' most productive season at Porto came in the 2006–07 campaign, as the Dragons won the national championship for the second year running. He played 18 matches and scored three goals the domestic league and the UEFA Champions League combined, notably appearing in both group stage matches against Hamburger SV and netting in the second, a 3–1 away win 1 on November 2006.[2][3]

Moraes also spent one full season on loan to Vitória de Setúbal, where he appeared regularly, and started 2008–09 in the same predicament and with the same team, but the second spell was soon cut short due to injury. In January 2010, with a contract running until June, he returned to Porto, trying to persuade manager Jesualdo Ferreira to add him to the squad of the four-time national champions;[4] he did not and was loaned one more time, now to another fellow first-divisioner Rio Ave FC.

In mid-February 2011 Moraes signed with Associação Naval 1º de Maio, also in Portugal. He scored regularly during his four-month spell with the Figueira da Foz side, but it could not finally avoid top flight relegation. In late July 2011, after an aborted transfer to Al-Ahly S.C. in Egypt, he joined another Portuguese top level club, U.D. Leiria, meeting the same fate at the end of the season.

On 8 October 2012 Moraes moved teams and countries again, signing a one-year contract with Újpest FC in Hungary.[5]

Honours[edit]

Porto
Setúbal

Personal[edit]

Moraes' younger brother, Júnior Moraes, is also a footballer and a striker. He too represented Santos as a senior, as well as Gloria Bistriţa. Their father also played for that club as well as Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, whilst a sister ended her career early on due to injury.

Moraes' mother won the São Paulo State tennis championship.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Porto primed for 'must-win' match; UEFA.com, 17 October 2006
  2. ^ López leads Porto stroll; UEFA.com, 17 October 2006
  3. ^ Hamburg hopes hang by a thread; UEFA.com, 1 November 2006
  4. ^ Bruno Moraes tenta agradar a Jesualdo (Bruno Moraes tries to please Jesualdo); Record, 4 January 2010 (Portuguese)
  5. ^ "Bruno Moraes assina pelo Ujpest" [Bruno Moraes signs for Ujpest] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Júnior Moraes: „O să-l fac uitat pe Bogdan Stancu!“" (in Romanian). Adevărul. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 

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