Custódio Castro

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Dias and the second or paternal family name is Castro.
Custódio
Custódio Miguel Dias de Castro - Croatia vs. Portugal, 10th June 2013 (crop).jpg
Custódio playing for Portugal in 2013
Personal information
Full name Custódio Miguel Dias de Castro
Date of birth (1983-05-24) 24 May 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Brito, Portugal
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Braga
Number 27
Youth career
1993–1994 Torcatense
1994–2001 Vitória Guimarães
2001 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Sporting B 48 (5)
2002–2007 Sporting CP 95 (4)
2007–2008 Dynamo Moscow 9 (0)
2009–2010 Vitória Guimarães 28 (0)
2010– Braga 84 (8)
National team
2003 Portugal U20 10 (4)
2003–2006 Portugal U21 13 (0)
2012– Portugal 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 28 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Custódio Miguel Dias de Castro (born 24 May 1983), known as simply Custódio, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for S.C. Braga as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Custódio was born in the village of Brito, Guimarães. From 2001 to 2007 he played for Sporting Clube de Portugal, making his top flight debut on 16 August 2003 in a 2–1 away win against Académica de Coimbra and finishing his first season with 22 first-team appearances.

In the 2006–07 campaign, coach Paulo Bento named Custódio team captain, in recognition of his history at Sporting and consistent displays in the previous seasons. Incidentally, in that timeframe, he also fell out of favor in the club's rotation and, in June 2007, was sold to Russian Premier League side FC Dynamo Moscow.[1]

Custódio returned to Portugal in January 2009, re-joining childhood club Vitória de Guimarães along with Cícero Semedo.[2] On 31 August of the following year, he moved to Minho neighbours S.C. Braga.

In his first season with Braga, Custódio battled for first-choice status with Brazilians Leandro Salino and Vandinho, but managed to appear in nearly 25 official games. On 5 February 2011 he scored from close range in a 2–1 away win against C.S. Marítimo,[3] helping his team finish fourth in the league. On 5 May he netted arguably the most important goal of his career, heading from a corner kick for the game's only in a home win against S.L. Benfica for the UEFA Europa League's semifinals second leg, with Braga qualifying to the final on the away goals rule.[4]

Custódio spent the first half of 2011–12 on the sidelines, nursing a serious knee injury.[5] When he returned to full fitness, however, he benefitted from Djamal Mahamat's presence in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and begun appearing regularly in the starting XI, scoring against Marítimo (2–1 away win) and former team Guimarães (4–0, at home).[6]

International career[edit]

A Portuguese under-21 international, Custódio appeared in two UEFA European Championship editions, in 2004 and 2006.

He was selected by full side manager Paulo Bento for his 23-men squad for UEFA Euro 2012,[7] and made his debut on 2 June, a 1–3 friendly loss with Turkey in Lisbon;[8] in the finals in Poland and Ukraine, he played 20 minutes in the decisive 2–1 group stage win against the Netherlands, after replacing injured Raul Meireles.[9]

Honours[edit]

Sporting
Braga

Club statistics[edit]

As of 26 October 2014[10]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting B 2001–02 15 2 15 2
Total 15 2 15 2
Sporting 2001–02 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002–03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Sporting B 2002–03 33 3 33 3
Total 33 3 33 3
Sporting 2003–04 27 0 1 0 3 0 31 0
2004–05 25 4 3 0 8 3 36 7
2005–06 27 0 4 0 2 0 33 0
2006–07 15 0 4 1 2 0 21 1
Total 94 4 12 1 15 3 121 8
Dynamo Moscow 2007 9 0 0 0 9 0
2008 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 9 0 1 0 10 0
Vitória Guimarães 2008–09 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
2009–10 15 0 2 0 5 0 22 0
2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 27 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 36 0
Braga 2010–11 13 1 0 0 1 0 7 1 21 2
2011–12 17 3 0 0 3 0 2 0 22 3
2012–13 28 2 2 0 5 1 8 0 43 3
2013–14 21 2 4 0 3 1 1 0 28 3
2014–15 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Total 84 8 7 0 12 1 18 1 121 10
Career Total 263 17 22 1 19 1 33 4 337 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ КУШТОДИУ ПЕРЕХОДИТ В "ДИНАМО". [Custódio moves to Dynamo] (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 9 June 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Custódio signs three-and-a-half years deal; Vitória's official website, January 2009 (Portuguese)[dead link]
  3. ^ "Artur heroics secures Braga win in Madeira". PortuGOAL. 6 February 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Custódio heads Braga into maiden European final". UEFA.com. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Braga bateu Trofense, mas Custódio lesionou-se" [Braga defeated Trofense, but Custódio suffered injury]. Público. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sensational Braga crush Vitoria Guimaraes". PortuGOAL. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nélson Oliveira, Miguel Lopes e Custódio na lista para o Euro-2012" [Nélson Oliveira, Miguel Lopes and Custódio in Euro-2012 list] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Portugal's woes continue with Turkey defeat". UEFA.com. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Rampant Ronaldo puts Portugal through". UEFA.com. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Custódio". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 

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