Renato Neto

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Renato Neto
Personal information
Full name Renato Cardoso Porto Neto
Date of birth (1991-09-27) 27 September 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Camacan, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gent
Number 10
Youth career
Catarinense
2007–2010 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Sporting CP 8 (1)
2010–2011 Cercle Brugge (loan) 54 (5)
2012 Videoton (loan) 14 (1)
2013–2014 Gent (loan) 51 (2)
2014– Gent 34 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Renato Cardoso Porto Neto (born 27 September 1991) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Belgian club K.A.A. Gent as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Camacan, Bahia, Neto started his career in a small team based in Santa Catarina, Academia Catarinense de Futebol, where he was spotted by Sporting Clube de Portugal at the age of 16, going on to be part of the club's junior teams that won three national championships in a row.

On 24 May 2009 Neto made his debut for the Lions' first team, playing four minutes in a 3–1 home win against C.D. Nacional after replacing compatriot Derlei. His second top division appearance came one year later, against Leixões SC (one minute played).[1]

After graduating from Sporting's academy, Neto was loaned out to Cercle Brugge K.S.V. in Belgium, alongside teammate Nuno Reis.[2] In his only full season in the Pro League, he scored four goals in 36 games (32 starts) as the team finished in ninth position.

In late December 2011, as Sporting was facing an injury crisis in midfield, Neto was recalled by the club's manager Domingos Paciência.[3][4] In the following summer he was loaned again, now to Hungary's Videoton FC,[5] leaving in the same predicament for K.A.A. Gent in the following transfer window.[6][7]

Gent acquired Neto on a permanent basis for the 2014–15 campaign.[8] On 21 May 2015, through a penalty kick, he was one of two players on target as his team defeated Standard Liége 2–0 at home to be crowned champions for the first time in its history.[9]

Honours[edit]

Gent

Club statistics[edit]

As of 19 April 2015[10]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting 2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 6 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 11 1
Total 8 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 13 1
Cercle Brugge 2010–11 36 4 5 1 0 0 4 0 45 5
2011–12 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
Total 54 5 6 1 0 0 4 0 64 6
Videoton 2012–13 14 1 0 0 2 1 8 0 24 2
Total 14 1 0 0 2 1 8 0 24 2
Gent 2012–13 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2013–14 34 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 12 0
2014–15 28 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 79 6 10 2 0 0 0 0 89 8
Career totals 155 13 17 3 2 1 16 0 190 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oportunidades ao cair do pano" [Curtain call opportunities] (in Portuguese). Record. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jornal belga cita Academia de Talentos" [Belgian newspaper quotes Academia de Talentos] (in Portuguese). Academia de Talentos. 26 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Renato Neto oficializado" [Renato Neto official] (in Portuguese). Record. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Domingos Paciência: «Reforços vieram colmatar determinadas situações»" [Domingos Paciência: «Additions solved certain situations»] (in Portuguese). Record. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Renato Neto emprestado ao Videoton" [Renato Neto loaned to Videoton] (in Portuguese). Record. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "AA Gent huurt Renato Neto" [AA Gent gets Renato Neto on loan] (in Dutch). Voetbal Primeur. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "‘Echte Renato Neto is terug’" [‘The real Renato Neto is back’] (in Dutch). Het Nieuwsblad. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Vooruitblik met Renato Neto" [Preview with Renato Neto] (in Dutch). K.A.A. Gent. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Gent end 115-year wait for Belgian title". UEFA.com. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Renato Neto". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 

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