André Almeida Pinto

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Not to be confused with André Almeida.
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Almeida and the second or paternal family name is Pinto.
André Pinto
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Personal information
Full name André Almeida Pinto
Date of birth (1989-10-05) 5 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Braga
Number 6
Youth career
1997–1999 SC Arcozelo
1999–2008 Porto
2004–2005 Padroense (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Porto 0 (0)
2008–2009 Santa Clara (loan) 27 (3)
2009–2010 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 22 (1)
2010–2011 Portimonense (loan) 26 (2)
2011–2012 Olhanense (loan) 21 (2)
2012–2013 Panathinaikos 16 (0)
2014 Braga B 3 (0)
2014– Braga 67 (3)
National team
2004–2005 Portugal U16 8 (1)
2005–2006 Portugal U17 10 (0)
2007 Portugal U18 3 (0)
2007–2008 Portugal U19 11 (0)
2008 Portugal U20 1 (0)
2008–2010 Portugal U21 12 (0)
2011 Portugal U23 1 (0)
2015– Portugal 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015

André Almeida Pinto (born 5 October 1989) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for S.C. Braga as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Pinto joined FC Porto's youth academy at the age of 9. As a senior, he would be consecutively loaned for the duration of his contract, to C.D. Santa Clara, Vitória de Setúbal, Portimonense SC and S.C. Olhanense; he made his Primeira Liga debut with the second club, his first match in the competition being a 0–4 home loss against U.D. Leiria on 13 September 2009 where he featured the full 90 minutes.

Pinto was sold to Superleague Greece side Panathinaikos F.C. in the 2012 summer, making 22 competitive appearances in his first and only campaign. He returned to his homeland in January 2014, signing with S.C. Braga and being initially assigned to the reserves.

International career[edit]

Pinto gained 45 caps for Portugal at youth level, including 12 for the under-21s. He made his debut with the full side on 31 March 2015, being sent off in the 60th minute of a 0–2 friendly defeat against Cape Verde in Estoril after a foul on Héldon.[1]

Honours[edit]

Braga

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portugal 0–2 Cape Verde Islands". BBC Sport. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 

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