Yazalde Gomes Pinto

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For the Argentine footballer, see Héctor Yazalde.
Personal information
Full name Yazalde Gomes Pinto
Date of birth (1988-09-21) 21 September 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Vila do Conde, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Gabala (loan from Braga)
Number 21
Youth career
1999–2007 Varzim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Varzim 35 (8)
2009– Braga 4 (0)
2009 Rio Ave (loan) 15 (4)
2010 Olhanense (loan) 14 (1)
2010–2012 Rio Ave (loan) 54 (14)
2012 Braga B 17 (1)
2013 Beira-Mar (loan) 15 (3)
2013–2014 Astra Giurgiu (loan) 26 (7)
2014 Gabala (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2008 Portugal U20 9 (3)
2008–2010 Portugal U21 16 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Yazalde Gomes Pinto, simply known as Yazalde (born 21 September 1988), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for S.C. Braga as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vila do Conde, Yazalde began playing professionally with second division's Varzim Sport Club, making two appearances late in the 2006–07 season. He went on to establish himself as an important first-team member.

On 15 December 2008 Yazalde moved to top flight club S.C. Braga, signing a five 1/2-year contract effective as of January of the following year.[1] However, he would be immediately loaned until the end of the campaign to league strugglers Rio Ave FC; on 22 February, he scored the game's only goal at home against Vitória de Setúbal.

In mid-January 2010, after having appeared rarely for Braga during the season, Yazalde was loaned to fellow first-divisioners S.C. Olhanense, for five months. In June he returned to Rio Ave, in the same predicament.[2]

Yazalde would be consecutively loaned by Braga in the following years, to S.C. Beira-Mar, FC Astra Giurgiu and Gabala FK.[3]

International career[edit]

Yazalde represented Portugal at under-21 level.

As his father was born in Guinea-Bissau, Luís Norton de Matos (coach of the Bissauan national team) tried to persuade him to represent the Africans as a senior,[4] as the player aspired to appear for his country of birth.[5]



Astra Giurgiu


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