Afonso Taira

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Afonso Taira
Personal information
Full name Afonso Miguel Castro Vilhena Taira
Date of birth (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Cascais, Portugal
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
2002–2003 Internacional Almancil
2003–2006 Estoril
2006–2011 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Córdoba 2 (0)
2012–2014 Atlético (loan) 67 (2)
2014– Estoril 56 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Portugal U17 11 (0)
2010 Portugal U18 3 (0)
2011 Portugal U19 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 January 2017.

Afonso Miguel Castro Vilhena Taira (born 17 June 1992) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for G.D. Estoril Praia as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

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[1] but making only three competitive appearances during his first season in Andalusia.

For the 2012–13 campaign, Taira returned to his country after being loaned to Atlético Clube de Portugal in the second level.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Taira's father, José, was also a footballer and a midfielder. He appeared in more than 100 games in the Primeira Liga, and also competed for six years in Spain, representing mainly UD Salamanca.


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