Miguel Vítor

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Leonardo and the second or paternal family name is Vítor.
Miguel Vítor
Vitor Leicester.jpg
Vítor on the bench for Leicester City
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ângelo Leonardo Vítor
Date of birth (1989-06-30) 30 June 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Torres Vedras, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
PAOK
Number 15
Youth career
1997–2000 Torreense
2000–2007 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Benfica 24 (0)
2008 Aves (loan) 7 (0)
2010–2011 Leicester City (loan) 15 (3)
2012–2013 Benfica B 11 (3)
2013– PAOK 38 (4)
National team
2007–2008 Portugal U19 9 (4)
2008–2010 Portugal U21 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Miguel Ângelo Leonardo Vítor (born 30 June 1989) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Greek club PAOK FC as a central defender.

He spent most of his career with Benfica, always as a reserve.

Club career[edit]

Benfica[edit]

Vítor was born in Torres Vedras. Having been promoted from S.L. Benfica's junior squad for the 2007–08 season he made his debut for the first team in August 2007, appearing in both the league, against Vitória de Guimarães, and the UEFA Champions League, facing F.C. Copenhagen in the third qualifying round; this was because habitual starters Luisão and David Luiz were sidelined with nagging injuries.

Like midfielder Romeu Ribeiro, Vítor was loaned to second division side C.D. Aves in January 2008 until the end of the season. After the season's end he returned to Benfica, being relatively used in his first full campaign.

In early July 2010, Vítor joined English Championship club Leicester City in a season-long loan, teaming up with compatriots Moreno and manager Paulo Sousa.[1] He made his debut in a 2–1 League Cup win over Portsmouth at Fratton Park on 21 September;[2] on 6 November, he scored his first professional goal, heading from a Martyn Waghorn free kick after 18 minutes, in a 2–0 win against Barnsley at Oakwell.[3]

On 19 December 2010 Vítor suffered a pulled hamstring in a 0–3 away defeat against Ipswich Town, being sidelined for three months.[4] He netted twice on his return, a 3–0 success at Scunthorpe United on 12 March 2011.[5]

Vítor subsequently returned to Benfica, being completely ostracized by manager Jorge Jesus – as practically all Portuguese players – and even being demoted to the B-team.[6] After he refused to renew his contract, he left as a free agent in late May 2013.[7]

PAOK[edit]

On 24 June 2013, Vítor signed with Greek club PAOK FC.[8][9] He scored his first goal for his new team – also the side's first in the new season – on 17 August, netting through a header in a 3–0 home win over Skoda Xanthi FC.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica
PAOK

Individual[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 5 May 2014[10]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica 2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Aves 2007–08 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Benfica 2008–09 16 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 22 0
2009–10 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 7 0
Leicester 2010–11 13 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
Benfica 2011–12 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 0 10 0
2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Benfica B 2012–13 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3
PAOK 2013–14 24 4 4 0 0 0 8 1 36 5
Career total 79 10 10 0 6 0 19 1 114 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leicester City complete deal for Benfica's Miguel Vitor". BBC Sport. 9 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Portsmouth 1–2 Leicester". BBC Sport. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Barnsley 0–2 Leicester". BBC Sport. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ipswich 3–0 Leicester". BBC Sport. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Scunthorpe 0–3 Leicester". BBC Sport. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Miguel Vítor pouco conta para o técnico" [Miguel Vítor ostracized by manager] (in Portuguese). Record. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Miguel Vítor de saída" [Miguel Vítor leaving] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Κοντά σε συμφωνία με τον Miguel Vítor" (in Greek). PAOK's official website. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Miguel Vítor a caminho do PAOK" [Miguel Vítor on his way to PAOK] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Miguel Vítor". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 

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