|Full name||Afonso Miguel Castro Vilhena Taira|
|Date of birth||17 June 1992|
|Place of birth||Cascais, Portugal|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2012–2014||→ Atlético (loan)||67||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 January 2017.
Born in Cascais, Lisbon, Taira joined Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system in 2006 (aged 14), from neighbouring G.D. Estoril Praia. He made his professional debuts in 2011 with Córdoba CF in the Spanish second division, signing a three-year contract but making only three competitive appearances during his first season in Andalusia.
- Taira llega para tres campañas (Taira arrives for three seasons); El Día de Córdoba, 9 July 2011 (Spanish)
- El Córdoba cede a Taira al Atlético Clube de Portugal (Córdoba loans Taira to Atlético Clube de Portugal); Marca, 6 August 2012 (Spanish)