Ivo Pinto

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Ferreira Mendonça and the second or paternal family name is Pinto.
Ivo Pinto
Personal information
Full name Ivo Daniel Ferreira Mendonça Pinto
Date of birth (1990-01-07) 7 January 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Lourosa, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Zagreb
Number 6
Youth career
1998–2000 Lourosa
2001–2005 Boavista
2005–2006 Pasteleira
2006–2008 Boavista
2008–2009 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Porto 0 (0)
2009 Gil Vicente (loan) 1 (0)
2009–2010 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 Covilhã (loan) 22 (0)
2011–2012 Rio Ave 0 (0)
2011–2012 União Leiria (loan) 25 (0)
2012–2013 CFR Cluj 27 (0)
2013– Dinamo Zagreb 48 (0)
National team
2005 Portugal U16 2 (0)
2006–2007 Portugal U17 12 (0)
2007–2008 Portugal U18 3 (0)
2008–2009 Portugal U19 11 (0)
2011–2012 Portugal U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ivo Daniel Ferreira Mendonça Pinto (born 7 January 1990) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Croatian club GNK Dinamo Zagreb as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lourosa (Santa Maria da Feira), Pinto played youth football for three clubs, including six years with Boavista FC. In 2008 he joined neighbouring F.C. Porto, where he completed his development.

With the Dragons, Pinto only managed to be an unused substitute in two official games, being consecutively loaned for the duration of his contract, to Gil Vicente FC, Vitória de Setúbal and S.C. Covilhã, the second club in the top division.[1] He made his debut in the competition on 13 December 2009, playing five minutes in a 0–2 away loss against precisely Porto.

In the 2011 summer Pinto was acquired by Rio Ave F.C. but never represented the team, being immediately loaned to fellow league side U.D. Leiria,[2] where he started regularly but also suffered top level relegation.

In the following years Pinto competed abroad, first with CFR Cluj in Liga I[3] then GNK Dinamo Zagreb in the Prva HNL, with the latter signing the player to a four-year deal[4] for a reported fee of 3 million, according to a Cluj County newspaper.[5]

International career[edit]

Pinto was named in Fernando Santos' first squad as Portugal manager in October 2014, ahead of a friendly with France and a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Denmark.[6]


CFR Cluj
Dinamo Zagreb


  1. ^ "Benfica tem 24 jogadores emprestados, FC Porto 21" [Benfica has 24 players on loan, FC Porto 21] (in Portuguese). Público. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ivo Pinto e Jô engrossam plantel" [Ivo Pinto and Jô strengthen roster] (in Portuguese). União de Leiria Blogspot. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ivo Pinto, cea mai nouă achiziţie a CFR Cluj, va purta tricoul cu numărul 3" [Ivo Pinto, new CFR Cluj acquisition, will wear number 3 jersey] (in Romanian). Mediafax. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ivo Pinto potpisao za Dinamo!" [Ivo Pinto joins Dinamo!] (in Croatian). Dinamo's official website. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ivo Pinto, prezentat oficial de Dinamo Zagreb!" [Ivo Pinto, officially presented by Dinamo Zagreb!] (in Romanian). Citynews Cluj. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Hanson, Peter (3 October 2014). "Ronaldo returns for Portugal". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 

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