Cristiano Moraes de Oliveira
|Full name||Cristiano Moraes de Oliveira|
|Date of birth||28 September 1983|
|Place of birth||Manaus, Brazil|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2005||→ São Raimundo (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Manaus, Amazonas, Cristiano started playing football with two local clubs, Nacional Futebol Clube and São Raimundo Esporte Clube (AM), representing the latter on loan. In August 2005 he moved to Portugal and joined F.C. Paços de Ferreira, being rarely used in his debut season in the top division (eight games, all as a substitute).
In the 2006–07 campaign, Cristiano contributed with 26 matches – two goals, one of them in a 1–1 home draw against Sporting Clube de Portugal on 17 February 2007 – as Paços finished in sixth position, qualifying to the UEFA Cup for the first time in the club's history. He continued to feature regularly for the northerners in the following years, scoring a career-best seven goals in 2008–09.
On 6 November 2009, Cristiano netted twice as Paços won 3–0 at C.F. Belenenses. Shortly after, in the following January transfer window, he moved to PAOK F.C. in Greece, signing a two 1/2-year contract; after only a few games he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, being sidelined for about six months.
In late January 2011 Cristiano returned to Portugal, joining Sporting as a free agent and reuniting with former Paços de Ferreira manager Paulo Sérgio. In June, after only five official appearances, he was released from his contract and signed a two-year deal with S.C. Beira-Mar in the following month.
- "Relatório de transferências internacionais 2005" [2005 international transfers report] (in Portuguese). CBF. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
- "Cristiano vai ser reforço do Sporting" [Cristiano to strengthen Sporting] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
- "Cristiano é reforço por duas épocas" [Cristiano joins for two seasons] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.