Paulo Sérgio Mota
|Full name||Paulo Sérgio Mota|
|Date of birth||13 July 1991|
|Place of birth||Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
- "Paulinho assinou por três épocas" [Paulinho signed for three seasons] (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.