Vítor Emanuel Cruz da Silva

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Personal information
Full name Vítor Emanuel Cruz da Silva
Date of birth (1984-01-07) 7 January 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Penafiel, Portugal
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1992–1993 Paredes
1993–2003 Penafiel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Penafiel 1 (0)
2004–2005 Lousada 38 (0)
2005–2006 Paredes 23 (0)
2006–2011 Penafiel 89 (18)
2007–2008 União Madeira (loan) 36 (4)
2011–2013 Paços Ferreira 59 (7)
2013– Sporting CP 8 (0)
2014 Sporting B 2 (0)
2014– Reus (loan) 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 16 February 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Vítor Emanuel Cruz da Silva (born 7 January 1984), simply known as Vítor, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for CF Reus Deportiu on loan from Sporting Clube de Portugal as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Penafiel, Vítor joined local F.C. Penafiel's youth system in 1993 at the age of nine. He alternated between the second and third divisions in his first eight years as a senior, also representing A.D. Lousada, U.S.C. Paredes and C.F. União.

Vítor reached the top level in the 2011–12 season, signing for F.C. Paços de Ferreira. He made his debut in the competition on 14 August, starting in a 1–2 away loss against Vitória de Setúbal.

Vítor contributed with 29 games – 28 starts – and five goals in 2012–13, helping Paços to a best-ever third position with the subsequent qualification for the UEFA Champions League. Midway through the campaign he was linked with a move to S.L. Benfica, with Jorge Mendes reportedly working to secure a transfer.[1]

Also in 2013 but in the off-season, Vítor joined another Lisbon side, Sporting Clube de Portugal.[2] On 26 August of the following year he signed with CF Reus Deportiu on a loan deal, moving to the Spaniards alongside teammate Rúben Semedo.[3]


  1. ^ "P. Ferreira: Vítor orgulhoso com a hipótese Benfica" [P. Ferreira: Vítor proud of Benfica possibility] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Leões garantem Vítor" [Lions confirm Vítor] (in Portuguese). Record. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Vítor Silva i Rubén Semedo darreres incorporacions" [Vítor Silva and Rubén Semedo the last additions] (in Catalan). Reus' official website. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

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