Bruno Vale

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For Italian player and coach who played in the 1930s and 1940s, see Bruno Vale (Italian footballer).
Bruno Vale
Personal information
Full name Bruno Miguel Esteves Vale
Date of birth (1983-04-08) 8 April 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Mafamude, Portugal
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Apollon Limassol
Number 83
Youth career
1992–1997 Vilanovense
1997–2001 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Porto B 119 (0)
2003–2010 Porto 1 (0)
2005–2006 Estrela Amadora (loan) 30 (0)
2006–2007 União Leiria (loan) 2 (0)
2007–2008 Varzim (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2009 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 7 (0)
2009–2010 Belenenses (loan) 16 (0)
2010–2012 Oliveirense 57 (0)
2012– Apollon Limassol 78 (0)
National team
2001–2003 Portugal U20 13 (0)
2004–2006 Portugal U21 19 (0)
2003 Portugal 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bruno Miguel Esteves Vale (born 8 April 1983 in Mafamude, Vila Nova de Gaia) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club Apollon Limassol as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

A product of F.C. Porto's youth system, Vale was surprisingly picked for a Portugal friendly match against Kazakhstan (1–0) in August 2003, where he played 22 minutes as a substitute – at the time, he was only third-choice at his club.[1][2] The following year he represented the nation at the Summer Olympic Games, backing S.L. Benfica's José Moreira.

Subsequently, Vale played the 2005–06 season on loan to C.F. Estrela da Amadora in the top division,[3] also being selected to the nation's squad-of-23 at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. However, he injured his foot in a game against Germany in a 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship contest played in Portugal, and was forced to pull out of the squad.[4]

In 2006–07, Vale was loaned again, to first division outfit União de Leiria, where he went almost unnoticed the entire campaign, moving the following campaign to the second level with Varzim SC.

In July 2008 Vale was yet again loaned, spending the 2008–09 season at Vitória de Setúbal in the top level. The same happened in the following summer, and he again was backup or third-choice in the 2009–10 campaign, now at Lisbon-based C.F. Os Belenenses – an injury to Nélson Pereira eventually propelled him to the starting eleven, as the club suffered top flight relegation as second from bottom.

In the 2010 summer Vale was finally released by Porto, resuming his career with U.D. Oliveirense in division two.[5] On 26 June 2012 the 29-year-old moved abroad for the first time, signing a two-year contract with Apollon Limassol in the Cypriot First Division.


  1. ^ "Surpresa nas Antas pela chamada de Bruno Vale" [Surprise in Antas at Bruno Vale callup] (in Portuguese). Record. 14 August 2003. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bruno Vale e Cristiano Ronaldo satisfeitos por terem jogado" [Bruno Vale and Cristiano Ronaldo happy to have played] (in Portuguese). Record. 21 August 2003. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Porto put faith in young pair". 30 July 2005. 
  4. ^ Bruno Vale's finals end in tears;, 27 May 2006
  5. ^ "Bruno Vale renova por duas épocas" [Bruno Vale renews for two seasons] (in Portuguese). Record. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 

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