Moisés Moura Pinheiro
|Full name||Moisés Moura Pinheiro|
|Date of birth||25 July 1979|
|Place of birth||Nanuque, Brazil|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2007–2008||→ Boavista (loan)||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Nanuque, Minas Gerais, Moisés started his career with Esporte Clube Vitória, gradually becoming a regular for the Série A team and helping it win two consecutive Bahia State Championships. In 2002 he competed with fellow league outfit Paraná Clube who finished 22nd out of 26 teams, narrowly avoiding relegation.
Moisés moved to Russia still in 2002, joining Premier League club FC Spartak Moscow and winning the Russian Cup after defeating FC Rostov 1–0 in the final, with the player playing the full 90 minutes. The following season, as his team underperformed in the domestic championship, he was allowed to leave the capital, signing for another side in the country and category, FC Krylia Sovetov Samara, for US$1.9 million.
Initially things started well for Moisés and his new team, who finished a best-ever third in the league and lost the domestic cup final, against FC Terek Grozny. After not being paid for five months, however, he returned to his country and joined Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, where he won the Minas Gerais League and attracted interest from Sporting Clube de Portugal, especially since his contract was about to end; the move was, however, terminated by Lisbon club after a ruling by FIFA concluded that he had been persuaded by Cruzeiro to terminate his contract with Krylia, and he was subsequently banned for four mouths, with the Brazilians not being able to acquire any players for two transfer windows.
After his ban was lifted, Moisés would however play parts of the following four seasons in Portugal (two full), notably with S.C. Braga. In 2009–10 he only missed two league games as the Minho team finished in a best-ever second place, adding nine UEFA Champions League appearances in the following campaign (qualifying rounds included); he also played in his country with Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, who loaned him to Boavista F.C. while selling 50% of his economic rights to Cruzeiro.
On 16 January 2011 Moisés joined Qatar Stars League club Al Rayyan Sports Club, who paid €1.5 million for his services, split between Braga and Cruzeiro. On 27 December of the following year he returned to his homeland, signing with Associação Portuguesa de Desportos.
- Spartak Moscow
- Russian Cup: 2002–03
- Russian Cup: Runner-up 2003–04
- Campeonato Mineiro: 2006
- Al Rayyan
- Brazil – Bahia State League 1999; at RSSSF
- Brazil – Bahia State League 2000; at RSSSF
- Spartak 1:0 Rostov; Russian Football Premier League (Russian)
- 2º reforço da época 2006/2007: Moisés (2nd signing of 2006/2007 season: Moisés); Sporting 100, 29 June 2006 (Portuguese)
- Terek 1:0 Kr. Sovetov; Russian Football Premier League (Russian)
- Campeonato Mineiro – 1ª Divisão (Módulo I) (Minas Gerais State League – 1st Division (Module I)); Campeões do Futebol (Portuguese)
- Punição a Moisés faz Sporting rescindir contrato (Ban on Moisés causes Sporting to rescind contract); Cruzeiro official website, 24 July 2006 (Portuguese)
- Moisés no Al-Rayyan (Moisés to Al-Rayyan); Jornaleiro Desportivo, 16 January 2011 (Portuguese)
- Portuguesa anuncia acerto com zagueiro Moisés Moura (Portuguesa announces deal with stopper Moisés Moura); Estadão, 27 December 2012 (Portuguese)