Cristiano Pereira Figueiredo
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.
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.
- Oportunidades para ganhar ritmo em Vizela (A chance to get playing time in Vizela); Record, 1 September 2010 (Portuguese)
- El Valencia ficha al portero Cristiano Pereira (Valencia signs goalkeeper Cristiano Pereira); Marca, 24 July 2011 (Spanish)
- "Benfica B-Sp. Braga B, 2–2: André Gomes dá empate nos descontos" [Benfica B-Sp. Braga B, 2–2: André Gomes for the draw in injury time] (in Portuguese). Record. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2014.