Diogo Valente

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Diogo Valente
Personal information
Full name Diogo Jorge Moreno Valente
Date of birth (1984-09-23) 23 September 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Aveiro, Portugal
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Gil Vicente
Number 21
Youth career
1994–2000 Beira-Mar
2000–2001 Boavista
2001–2002 Feirense
2002–2003 Boavista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Boavista 45 (6)
2003–2004 Chaves (loan) 27 (1)
2006–2009 Porto 1 (0)
2007 Marítimo (loan) 5 (1)
2007–2009 Leixões (loan) 46 (5)
2009–2011 Braga 8 (0)
2010–2011 Académica (loan) 29 (2)
2011–2012 Académica 28 (2)
2012– CFR Cluj 19 (1)
2013–2014 Académica (loan) 21 (1)
2014−2015 Gil Vicente (loan) 5 (1)
National team
2005–2007 Portugal U21 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Diogo Jorge Moreno Valente (born 23 September 1984) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Gil Vicente F.C. on loan from CFR Cluj as a left winger.

Club career[edit]


Valente was born in Aveiro. A product of Boavista FC's youth system he made his professional debuts for the northerners in the 2004–05 season, and quickly established himself as first-choice in winger positions as Boavista achieved two consecutive sixth places in the first division.

Previously, Valente served a one-year loan at G.D. Chaves in the second level.


In July 2006 Valente signed for an undisclosed fee with league giants F.C. Porto but, in January 2007, after appearing just once (albeit in an important match, a 1–1 draw at Sporting Clube de Portugal), he was loaned to C.S. Marítimo,[1] where he scored in a 1–1 away draw against C.D. Aves.

Valente jumped the "loan train" again from 2007–09, this time at Leixões SC, in Matosinhos, which had returned to the top flight for the 2007–08 campaign. Alongside teammates Vieirinha and Paulo Machado, also loaned by Porto, he proved instrumental as the club retained its league status at the end of the first season.

Braga / Académica[edit]

On 1 July 2009 Valente left Porto by mutual agreement, joining Sporting de Braga for an undisclosed fee. As the Minho side finished in a best-ever second position he appeared rarely, sometimes not even making the list of 18.

Valente appeared regularly for Académica de Coimbra during the 2010–11 season, on loan. On 29 June 2011, he rescinded his contract with Braga, signing a one-year deal with the Students.[2] During his first year in his second spell he again rarely missed a game, and scored once in seven contests in the campaign's Portuguese Cup, which ended in conquest after 73 years.


In late May 2012 Valente joined Romanian club CFR Cluj on a three-year contract,[3] joining a host of compatriots.


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