Basto in 2015
|Full name||Bruno Miguel Leite Basto|
|Date of birth||21 May 1978|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After starting professionally with Benfica, he went on to play in France, the Netherlands and Russia.
After some good performances, he began an abroad spell that would last six years: four at FC Girondins de Bordeaux, one 1/2 seasons at Feyenoord and six months at AS Saint-Étienne, with relative success – he only managed to be first-choice for the first. In the 2001–02 season Basto helped Girondins finish sixth in Ligue 1, with the side also qualifying for the UEFA Cup after winning the domestic league cup, defeating FC Lorient in the final with two goals from countryman Pauleta (3–0).
Basto returned to Portugal in 2006–07, signing with C.D. Nacional. He was played very rarely in Madeira however, and left for Russia's FC Shinnik Yaroslavl in the 2008 January transfer window; there, he teamed up with compatriot Ricardo Silva, and was released in 2009.
In the 2010 summer, after not being able to find a club in more than one year, Basto retired from football at the age of 32.