|Full name||Bruno Cortês Barbosa|
|Date of birth||March 11, 1987|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2013||→ Benfica (loan)||6||(0)|
|2014||→ Criciúma (loan)||21||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Albirex Niigata (loan)||53||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 6, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 29, 2011
Bruno Cortês Barbosa (born March 11, 1987), better known as Cortez, is a Brazilian professional footballer currently playing for Brazilian club Grêmio. He plays mainly as a left full-back. Cortez changed his surname spelling from Cortês to Cortez, without circumflex diacritic and with a final z ending after being asked to do so by the Nova Iguaçu club president. After leaving his youth club, Cortez decided to keep the spelling as an artistic name.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, he began his career as a forward in 2006, as part of Arturzinho's squad. He was loaned to Paysandu in 2007, when he played a single game, against Tuna Luso in the Campeonato Paraense.
Cortez first professional contract was with Qatari club Al-Shahaniya in 2007. He moved back to his home country to play for Rio de Janeiro state-based club Castelo Branco from 2008 to 2009,. He left the club to defend Quissamã, also from Rio de Janeiro state, for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He joined Nova Iguaçu in 2011, playing 14 Campeonato Carioca games for the club during that season. In March of the same year, Nova Iguaçu received a bid from Remo for the defender, but rejected the offer.
Rio de Janeiro city-based club Botafogo acquired 50% of his economic rights after the conclusion of the Campeonato Carioca. He played 28 Série A games for the club during the 2011 season. Cortez played his first game for the club on May 22, 2011, at Estádio Benedito Teixeira, in São José do Rio Preto, on a 2-0 defeat against Palmeiras. He played his last match for Botafogo on December 4, 2011, on a 1-1 tie against Fluminense at Estádio Raulino de Oliveira, in Volta Redonda, for the last round of the Série A.
Cortez transfer to Série A club São Paulo was announced on the December 17, 2011. The contract was signed on December 21 of the same year. He played his first game for the Tricolor on January 22, 2012, in a 4-0 victory against Botafogo de Ribeirão Preto at Estádio do Morumbi, for the Campeonato Paulista. He scored his first goal for São Paulo on May 23, 2012, against Goiás, at Estádio Serra Dourada, for the 2012 Copa do Brasil game.
In May 2013, after São Paulo knock-off from both the State League and Copa Libertadores, Cortez was removed from the club's roster by president Juvenal Juvêncio and manager Ney Franco and, alongside 4 other players, transfer-listed.
Falling out of favour at Jorge Jesus' squad, Cortez ended his loan spell on January 11, 2014, and returned to São Paulo. Cortez was reported stating "I'll be eternally thankful to the Portuguese club for everything that they did for me and to Jorge Jesus for the opportunity. It didn't work out due to things that happen in football, but I'm positive that I left with an open door."
Return to Brazil
Cortez was called up for the Brazil national football team to compete against Argentina in both Superclásico das Américas matches, and was capped for the first time in the 2-0 Brazil victory on the September 14, 2011 match at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, in Córdoba, Argentina. He was called up again and played in the return leg on September 28, 2011 at Estádio Olímpico do Pará (Mangueirão), Belém, Brazil.
- As of September 15, 2012
- São Paulo
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- Includes Copa Sudamericana
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