Steven de Sousa Vitória
|Full name||Steven de Sousa Vitória|
|Date of birth||11 January 1987|
|Place of birth||Toronto, Canada|
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2006–2007||→ Tourizense (loan)||11||(2)|
|2007–2009||→ Olhanense (loan)||35||(1)|
|2009–2010||→ Covilhã (loan)||24||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Portuguese immigrants from the Azores, Vitória was signed by F.C. Porto at the age of 18. In the following years he began a series of loans, starting out at G.D. Tourizense in the third division then joining S.C. Olhanense for two years, and helping the Algarve side first promote to the top level in his second season by appearing in 18 games, 15 as a starter.
In 2009–10 Vitória continued on loan from Porto, this time with Sporting da Covilhã in division two. He played his first official match for his new club on 2 August 2009, in a 1–0 win at A.D. Carregado for the season's Portuguese League Cup.
Vitória cut all ties with Porto in June 2010, signing with Estoril in the second division. In his first campaign in the top flight, 2012–13, he scored an astonishing 11 goals – eight from the penalty spot – to help his team finish fifth and qualify for the UEFA Europa League.
- Portuguese star happy to play at home; The Star, 29 June 2007
- FC Porto B: Steve Vitória, defesa central (FC Porto B: Steve Vitória, central defender); Esperança Portista, 23 June 2005 (Portuguese)
- Estoril vs. FCP. Steven Vitória, Moutinho empate (Estoril vs. FCP. Steven Vitória, Moutinho draw); IOnline, 31 December 2012 (Portuguese)
- Steven Vitória em duelo de goleadores com Jackson Martínez (Steven Vitória in scoring duel with Jackson Martínez); A Bola, 7 March 2013 (Portuguese)
- Steven Vitória assina contrato com o Benfica por quatro temporadas (Steven Vitória signs contract with Benfica for four seasons); Benfica Ao Vivo, 16 June 2013 (Portuguese)
- Steven Vitória – FIFA competition record