Cristiano Pereira Figueiredo

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Cristiano Pereira Figueiredo (born 29 November 1990), simply known as Cristiano, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for S.C. Braga as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Munich, Germany to Portuguese parents, Cristiano started playing youth football with Sport Clube de Penalva do Castelo, finishing his formation with S.C. Braga. He spent his first two years as a senior as the latter's third-choice, also being loaned to F.C. Vizela the farm team.[1]

On 24 July 2011 Cristiano was signed by Valencia CF in Spain, being assigned to the B-side in the third division.[2] He appeared in just five games during his only season.

In the 2012 summer Cristiano returned to Portugal and Braga, being again third-string with the main squad and competing with the re-created reserve side in the second level. On 11 August he made his debut as a professional, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–2 away draw against S.L. Benfica B.[3]


Cristiano's younger brother, Tobias, is also a footballer. A defender, he played youth football at Sporting Clube de Portugal, also making his professional debuts there.


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