Beto (Portuguese footballer, born 1982)
Beto playing with Sevilla in 2015
|Full name||António Alberto Bastos Pimparel|
|Date of birth||1 May 1982|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2002–2003||→ Casa Pia (loan)||38||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ CFR Cluj (loan)||27||(0)|
|2013||→ Sevilla (loan)||14||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 September 2015.
Beto was born in Lisbon. After unsuccessfully developing in local Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system (he only played one season with the first team, being third-choice), he played one season on loan to neighbours Casa Pia AC, being released in June 2004.
After one year each with G.D. Chaves and F.C. Marco, both in the second division, Beto joined Leixões S.C. for the 2006–07 campaign, helping the Matosinhos club return to the Primeira Liga and only missing six games in his three seasons combined.
In March 2009, before 2008–09 ended, Beto agreed to a move to FC Porto, in a four-year deal worth €750.000 effective as of June. During his two-season spell he acted almost exclusively as backup to Brazilian Helton, being mostly restricted to domestic cup matches; on 22 May 2011, with the score at 2–2, he stopped a penalty kick in the Portuguese Cup final, with his team eventually winning 6–2 in Lisbon.
For 2011–12 Beto was loaned to Romanian side CFR Cluj, only missing seven Liga I contests during the season for the eventual champions. Released by Porto he returned to his country in the following summer, signing for two years with S.C. Braga; however, late into the following transfer window, he moved to Sevilla FC as the Spaniards were looking to strengthen the position following the departure of Diego López to Real Madrid – the loan was arranged until June, with the possibility of a permanent transfer afterwards.
Profitting from injury to Andrés Palop, Beto made his debut with the Andalusians one day after arriving, starting in a 1–2 away loss against Atlético Madrid for the season's Copa del Rey semifinals' first leg, with his team playing the last eight minutes with only nine players. His first La Liga match came on 3 February 2013, in a 2–1 home win over Rayo Vallecano.
Beto was subsequently acquired on a permanent basis, being first-choice for coach Unai Emery. He contributed with 43 appearances all competitions comprised in the 2013–14 campaign, including ten in the team's victorious run in the UEFA Europa League, where he saved two penalties from Óscar Cardozo and Rodrigo in the final's shootout against S.L. Benfica.
Beto spent several months of 2014–15 on the sidelines, due to injury: first, a shoulder dislocation after a collision with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, followed by an ailment to his left leg. After finishing the season as backup to Sergio Rico, he was reinstated by Emery for the 2015 UEFA Super Cup, performing well overall but conceding five goals in the 4–5 loss to FC Barcelona.
Beto made his debut for Portugal on 10 June 2009, in a 0–0 friendly match in Estonia. After finishing 2009–10 in Porto's starting XI, he was named by manager Carlos Queiroz in a provisional 24-player list for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, making the final cut for the finals in South Africa where he did not leave the bench. He was also an unused part of the squad at UEFA Euro 2012.
Beto was also selected four years later for the tournament in Brazil, making his debut in the tournament on 22 June against the United States in the second group stage match, after starter Rui Patrício was injured in the first encounter against Germany.
- As of match played on 2 February 2015
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Casa Pia (loan)||2002–03||Segunda Divisão||38||0||1||0||—||—||—||39||0|
|Chaves||2004–05||Liga de Honra||0||0||2||0||—||—||—||2||0|
|Marco||2005–06||Liga de Honra||27||0||0||0||—||—||—||27||0|
|Leixões||2006–07||Liga de Honra||28||0||3||0||—||—||—||31||0|
|CFR Cluj (loan)||2011–12||Liga I||27||0||0||0||—||—||—||27||0|
|Sevilla (loan)||2012–13||La Liga||14||0||2||0||—||—||—||16||0|
- Primeira Liga: 2010–11
- Taça de Portugal: 2009–10, 2010–11
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2009, 2010
- UEFA Europa League: 2010–11
- Beto humbled by Porto calling; UEFA.com, 17 June 2009
- "Beto bateu no muro Helton" [Beto hit Helton wall] (in Portuguese). Record. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
- Relentless Porto destroy Guimaraes to lift Portuguese Cup; PortuGOAL, 22 May 2011
- Beto revine la CFR Cluj dupa Euro 2012? (Beto returns to CFR Cluj after Euro 2012?); Cluj Online, 28 May 2012 (Romanian)
- Guarda-redes Beto é o mais recente reforço (Goalkeeper Beto is latest signing); Record, 13 July 2012 (Portuguese)
- Beto, Sevillista hasta final de temporada (Beto, Sevillista until end of season); Sevilla's official website, 30 January 2013 (Spanish)
- Once metros más cerca de la final (11 meters closer to the final); Marca, 31 January 2013 (Spanish)
- Sevilla win again; ESPN FC, 3 February 2013
- "Beto seguirá en el Pizjuán hasta 2015" [Beto will continue in the Pizjuán until 2015] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "¿El portero titular o el portero titular?" [Starting goalkeeper or starting goalkeeper?] (in Spanish). Diario de Sevilla. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA.com. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "Beto, tres meses de baja tras el choque con Benzema" [Beto, three months out after collision with Benzema] (in Spanish). ABC. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- "Beto y Barbosa se lesionan y dejan solo a Sergio Rico" [Beto and Barbosa suffer injuries and leave Sergio Rico alone] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- "Pedro is Barcelona's UEFA Super Cup hero again". UEFA.com. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Pepe in Portugal squad". FIFA.com. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
- "Paulo Bento announces Portugal's 23-man World Cup squad". PortuGOAL. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Varela strikes to save Portugal". FIFA.com. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Beto". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- "Beto". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- Keegan, Mike (27 May 2015). "Dnipro 2–3 Sevilla: Carlos Bacca scores twice as La Liga side survive scare to retain Europa League crown and earn Champions League spot with dramatic win in Warsaw". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to António Alberto Bastos.|
- Leixões official profile (Portuguese)
- Beto at footballzz.co.uk
- Beto profile at ForaDeJogo
- Beto profile at BDFutbol
- Beto at National-Football-Teams.com
- Beto – FIFA competition record