André Pinto (footballer, born 1989)

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André Pinto
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Personal information
Full name André Almeida Pinto
Date of birth (1989-10-05) 5 October 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sporting CP
Number 6
Youth career
1997–1999 SC Arcozelo
1999–2008 Porto
2004–2005Padroense (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Porto 0 (0)
2008–2009Santa Clara (loan) 27 (3)
2009–2010Vitória Setúbal (loan) 22 (1)
2010–2011Portimonense (loan) 26 (2)
2011–2012Olhanense (loan) 21 (2)
2012–2013 Panathinaikos 16 (0)
2014 Braga B 3 (0)
2014–2017 Braga 67 (3)
2017– Sporting CP 15 (0)
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 7 January 2019
‡ 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 Sporting CP 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 S.C. 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.[1]

Pinto was sold to Superleague Greece side Panathinaikos F.C. in summer 2012,[2] making 22 competitive appearances in his first and only campaign. He returned to his homeland in late December 2013, signing with S.C. Braga for three-and-a-half years and being initially assigned to the reserves.[3]

In late April 2017, after being ousted from the first-team squad by manager Jorge Simão[4] and subsequently terminating his contract, Pinto agreed to a four-year deal at Sporting CP with a release clause of 45 million, with the move being made effective on 1 July.[5]

International career[edit]

Pinto earned 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.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 10 January 2018[7][8]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Porto 2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Santa Clara (loan) 2008–09 27 3 4 0 1 0 32 3
Vitória Setúbal (loan) 2009–10 22 1 1 0 0 0 23 1
Portimonense (loan) 2010–11 26 2 2 0 0 0 28 2
Olhanense (loan) 2011–12 21 2 3 0 2 0 26 2
Panathinaikos 2012–13 16 0 2 0 4 0 22 0
Braga B 2013–14 3 0 3 0
Braga 2013–14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15 33 1 6 0 1 0 40 1
2015–16 22 0 4 0 3 0 7 0 36 0
2016–17 10 2 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 15 3
Total 67 3 10 0 5 0 10 1 1 0 93 4
Sporting 2017–18 5 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 11 0
Career Total 187 11 25 0 9 0 16 1 1 0 238 12

International[edit]

As of match played 31 March 2015[9]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Portugal 2015 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Braga

Sporting

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "V. Setúbal-U. Leiria, 0–4 (Carlão 15, Silas 56, Panandetiguiri 62, Kalaba 87)". Record (in Portuguese). 13 September 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ "André Pinto viaja hoje para a Grécia" [André Pinto travels to Greece today]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 4 July 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. ^ "André Pinto é o novo reforço do Sporting Braga" [André Pinto is the new Sporting Braga addition]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 23 December 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Treinador do Braga arruma de vez com o capitão André Pinto" [Braga coach puts captain André Pinto on the shelf for good] (in Portuguese). TSF. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Oficial: André Pinto assina pelo Sporting até 2021" [Official: André Pinto signs for Sporting until 2021]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 April 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Portugal 0–2 Cape Verde Islands". BBC Sport. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  7. ^ "André Pinto". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  8. ^ "André Pinto". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  9. ^ "André Pinto". European Football. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Penalties smile on Sporting again as Lions retain Taça da Liga crown". PortuGOAL. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.

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