Lito (Cape Verdean footballer)

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Full name Cláudio Zélito da Fonseca Fernandes Aguiar
Date of birth (1975-02-03) 3 February 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth Pedra Badejo, Cape Verde
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Sporting Torre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Águias Camarate
1998–1999 Fafe 28 (5)
1999–2000 Espinho 28 (2)
2000–2002 Imortal 61 (17)
2002–2003 Maia 33 (11)
2003–2005 Moreirense 62 (7)
2005–2007 Naval 60 (11)
2007–2010 Académica 80 (19)
2010–2011 Portimonense 22 (3)
2011–2012 Arouca 1 (0)
2012–2013 Atlético 22 (1)
2013–2014 Pinhalnovense 24 (4)
National team
2002–2012 Cape Verde 42 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cláudio Zélito da Fonseca Fernandes Aguiar, commonly known as Lito (born 3 February 1975), is a Cape Verdean retired footballer who played mainly as a forward.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 224 games and 41 goals over the course of eight seasons, representing in the competition Moreirense, Naval, Académica and Portimonense.

Club career[edit]

Born in Pedra Badejo, Santiago, Lito played his entire football career in Portugal, playing in nearly every level. He started out with Águias de Camarate in the regional leagues of Lisbon, going on to represent A.D. Fafe, S.C. Espinho, Imortal de Albufeira and F.C. Maia.

In the 2003–04 season, at the age of 28, Lito made his top division debuts, with Moreirense FC. After suffering relegation in his second year he stayed in the category, signing for Associação Naval 1º de Maio.

Aged 32, Lito joined Académica de Coimbra, enjoying his best seasons in his first two years (17 league goals combined, including a hat-trick in a 3–3 home draw against C.F. Estrela da Amadora on 4 November 2007). After still being an important offensive unit in the 2009–10 campaign, again helping the Students maintain their top division status, he moved to freshly promoted club Portimonense SC, for an undisclosed fee.[1]


  1. ^ "Lito regressa ao Algarve" [Lito returns to Algarve] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 

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