André Almeida Pinto
|Full name||André Almeida Pinto|
|Date of birth||5 October 1989|
|Place of birth||Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2004–2005||→ Padroense (loan)|
|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)|
|* 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
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.
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.