Paulo Sérgio Mota

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Personal information
Full name Paulo Sérgio Mota
Date of birth (1991-07-13) 13 July 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
2001–2009 Porto
2009–2010 Leixões
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Leixões 30 (0)
2012– Moreirense 57 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo Sérgio Mota (born 13 July 1991), commonly known as Paulinho, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Moreirense F.C. as a right back.

Football career[edit]

Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Paulinho began his football career with F.C. Porto, playing for the club from ages 10–18. In 2009 he joined another northern side, Leixões SC, where he spent his last year as a junior.

In his second season as a senior with the Matosinhos club, Paulinho appeared in 27 league games (all starts) to help his team to a midtable finish in the second division. In the summer of 2012 he signed a three-year contract with newly promoted Moreirense FC, for an undisclosed fee.[1]


  1. ^ "Paulinho assinou por três épocas" [Paulinho signed for three seasons] (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 

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