Carlos Saleiro

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Carlos Saleiro
Personal information
Full name Carlos Miguel Mondim Saleiro
Date of birth (1986-02-25) 25 February 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Oriental
Number 9
Youth career
1994–2005 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Sporting B 35 (3)
2005–2011 Sporting CP 44 (3)
2005–2007 Olivais Moscavide (loan) 24 (4)
2007–2008 Fátima (loan) 26 (9)
2008 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 5 (0)
2009 Académica (loan) 13 (4)
2011–2012 Servette 7 (0)
2012–2013 Académica 7 (0)
2014– Oriental 7 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Portugal U21 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Miguel Mondim Saleiro (born 25 February 1986) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Clube Oriental de Lisboa as a striker.

Football career[edit]

A product of Sporting Clube de Portugal's prolific youth ranks, Lisbon-born Saleiro managed to score over 300 goals during his years at the club's youth teams. He made his debut with the first team on 8 August 2004 in a pre-season match against F.C. Penafiel where he came on as a substitute in the 86th minute, going on to spend that first season mostly with Sporting's under-19 and occasionally being summoned to the main squad for training; in the 2003–04 campaign, still a junior, he made his senior debuts with the B-side, in the third division.

To gain first-team experience, Saleiro was sent by Sporting on loan to C.D. Olivais e Moscavide, where he made his professional debuts. However, he got injured and didn't play much during his debut season, where he partnered Miguel Veloso.

As Olivais e Moscavide gained promotion to the second level, both clubs decided to widen the loan agreement, and the Saleiro was regularly used in his second year, which ended in relegation.

For 2007–08 Saleiro was once again loaned and also in division two, joining newly promoted C.D. Fátima. During the season he established himself as a first-team player, playing a total of 31 matches and netting ten goals all competitions combined. In the campaign's League Cup he notably scored in a 2–3 home loss against his alma mater, in a final 4–4 aggregate exit (away goals rule).

Considering his potential, Sporting decided it was time for a top flight move, and Saleiro joined Vitória de Setúbal, initially for the entire 2008–09. However, coach Daúto Faquirá played him very rarely and, after the manager's sacking in the winter, the player had already arranged another loan move, to Académica de Coimbra, where he was a very important offensive element in the side's eventual mid-table position; on 23 May 2009, the last matchday, even though the Students lost 2–3 away against Vitória de Guimarães, he netted twice.

Saleiro made his official debut for the Lions on 26 August 2009, playing 30 minutes in a 1–1 draw at ACF Fiorentina for the last qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League (eventual 3–3 aggregate loss). Shortly after he made his league debut, during a 1–0 win at former side Académica.

Saleiro appeared in 39 official matches in the 2010–11 season – two goals – but 33 of those were as a substitute and often in the games' dying minutes. On 3 July 2014, after only 14 games for Servette FC and Académica combined and one year without a club, he signed with Clube Oriental de Lisboa in the second division.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 14 May 2011[2]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
2003–04 Sporting B Third Division 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 3
2005–06 Olivais e Moscavide Third Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006–07 Second Division 24 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 27 3
2007–08 Fátima Second Division 26 9 1 0 5 2 0 0 32 11
2008–09 Setúbal Portuguese League 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Académica Portuguese League 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4
2009–10 Sporting Portuguese League 16 2 2 1 3 1 7 1 28 5
2010–11 Portuguese League 27 1 2 0 1 0 9 1 39 2
Total Portugal 148 22 8 1 9 3 16 2 181 28
Career total 148 22 8 1 9 3 16 2 181 28

Personal[edit]

Saleiro was the first person in Portugal to be born through in vitro fertilisation (IVF).[3] This was possible through the IVF Unit of the Hospital de Santa Maria in Lisbon, and the Molecular Biology Laboratory of the Gulbenkian Science Institute, overseen by Dr. António Pereira Coelho.[4]

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