Jesse Pinto

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Jesse Pinto
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Personal information
Full name Jesse Fernando Pinto
Date of birth (1990-05-01) 1 May 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mitra Kukar
Number 18
Youth career
Blacktown City Demons
2008–2010 Newcastle Jets
2010–2011 Newcastle Jets
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Blacktown City Demons 11 (0)
2009 Newcastle Jets 3 (0)
2010 West Sydney Berries (loan) 10 (1)
2011–2012 Dili United
2013 Yadanarbon
2013– Mitra Kukar
National team
2011– Timor-Leste U23 4 (0)
2012– Timor-Leste 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 December 2007

Jesse Pinto is an Australian-born East Timorese footballer who currently plays for Indonesian Club Mitra Kukar.


Jesse grew up in Western Sydney attending Hebersham Primary School and Hills Sports High School. On 9 January 2008 he made his senior debut for the Jets against Adelaide United.[1] He was used as a substitute in the 66th minute but was controversially taken off in the 82nd minute.[2][3]

International career[edit]

In 2008 Pinto represented Australia at U-19 Schoolboy level where he participated in international friendlies in the United Kingdom.[4]

Pinto began his international career as a Timor Leste U-23 that in preparing for the Southeast Asian Games in November 2011. Pinto made his debut as a national team U-23 match against Indonesia U-23 on 25 October 2011, which ended in defeat 0-5.

Pinto has expressed his desire to play for the Timor Leste national football team in the future. He is planning to join the team in 2012. He made his debut for the Timor Leste national football team on 7 October 2012 in a match against Myanmar.


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