|Full name||Carlos Miguel Mondim Saleiro|
|Date of birth||25 February 1986|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2005–2007||→ Olivais Moscavide (loan)||24||(4)|
|2007–2008||→ Fátima (loan)||26||(9)|
|2008||→ Vitória Setúbal (loan)||5||(0)|
|2009||→ Académica (loan)||13||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
- As of 14 May 2011
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|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|
Saleiro was the first person in Portugal to be born through in vitro fertilisation (IVF). 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.
- "Carlos Saleiro assina por uma temporada" [Carlos Saleiro signs for one season]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- "Carlos Saleiro". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Primeiro bebé-proveta português faz hoje 20 anos" [First Portuguese baby born through in-vitro fertilisation celebrates 20th birthday] (in Portuguese). Ciência Hoje. 25 February 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
- "Primeiro bebé-proveta português nasceu há 25 anos" [First Portuguese baby through in-vitro fertilisation was born 25 years ago] (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2011.