|Full name||David Martins Simão|
|Date of birth||15 May 1990|
|Place of birth||Versailles, France|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2009–2010||→ Fátima (loan)||25||(5)|
|2010–2011||→ Paços Ferreira (loan)||25||(0)|
|2012||→ Académica (loan)||11||(1)|
|2012–2013||→ Marítimo (loan)||26||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Versailles, France, Simão played most of his youth career at S.L. Benfica, having arrived at the age of nine from Grupo Instrução Musical Desportiva Abóboda. On 19 January 2008 he was called to the first team for a Portuguese Cup game against C.D. Feirense, courtesy of manager José Antonio Camacho, and was even picked to both UEFA Cup round-of-16 matches against Getafe CF, not being used however in any of the three contests.
Simão made his professional debuts with C.D. Fátima, on loan, his first match being against C.D. Santa Clara in the 2009–10 season opener in the second division, a 0–1 loss. On 26 September 2009 he scored his first goal for the club, in a 1–1 away draw against Gil Vicente FC.
On 17 June 2010 Simão moved to F.C. Paços de Ferreira, still on loan. He made his top level debut on 14 August in a 1–0 home win against Sporting Clube de Portugal, and only missed five league games (19 starts, 2,051 minutes of action) during the campaign as the team finished in seventh position.
Simão returned to Benfica for 2011–12 but, deemed surplus to requirements by manager Jorge Jesus, he moved to fellow top-divisioner Académica de Coimbra again on loan, on 17 January 2012. He scored his first goal for his new club on 26 March, netting from 40 yards in a 1–2 loss at S.C. Braga.
On 31 July 2012, Simão was loaned to C.S. Marítimo in a season-long move. Late into June of the following year he terminated his contract with Benfica, and signed a three-year deal with fellow top-divisioner F.C. Arouca.
- As of 11 February 2013
- Benfica empresta David Simão à Académica (Benfica loans David Simão to Académica); Mais Futebol, 17 January 2012 (Portuguese)
- Braga seize title race initiative; PortuGOAL, 26 March 2012
- Benfica empresta David Simão ao Maritimo (Benfica loans David Simão to Maritimo); A Bola, 31 July 2012 (Portuguese)
- Arouca: David Simão é reforço por três épocas (David Simão signs for three seasons); Mais Futebol, 26 June 2013 (Portuguese)
- "David Simão recebeu prémio de melhor jogador jovem (David Simão receives award for best young player)" (in Portuguese). A Bola. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "David Simao". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 April 2014.