Gama in action for Dnipro in 2015
|Full name||Bruno Alexandre Vilela Gama|
|Date of birth||15 November 1987|
|Place of birth||Vila Verde, Portugal|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2000–2001||→ Bairro Misericórdia (loan)|
|2006–2007||→ Braga (loan)||15||(0)|
|2007–2009||→ Vitória Setúbal (loan)||53||(6)|
|2011–2013||Deportivo La Coruña||68||(13)|
|2016–2018||Deportivo La Coruña||28||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2018|
He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 129 games and 11 goals over seven seasons, mainly representing Vitória de Setúbal and Rio Ave (two years apiece). Abroad, he played with Deportivo, Dnipro, Alcorcón and Aris.
Gama was born in Vila Verde, Braga District. A S.C. Braga youth graduate, he appeared aged 16 in his first Primeira Liga game, a 2–2 away draw against U.D. Leiria, being subsequently acquired by FC Porto in a €750,000 deal.
After spending most of his first seasons with the club's B-side, Gama served another two first division loans, at Braga in 2006–07– scoring in a 4–0 home win over FC Slovan Liberec for the campaign's UEFA Cup– and Vitória de Setúbal in the following two years.
In mid-July 2009, Gama was released by Porto and joined Rio Ave F.C. on a two-year contract. During his first season with the Vila do Conde club he was one of the few players to appear in all 30 league matches, contributing to a final 12th place in the top division; he scored in home wins against former side Setúbal (1–0) and Leixões SC (2–0).
As many compatriots during that timeframe, Gama signed for Spain's Deportivo de La Coruña on 27 July 2011, for an undisclosed fee. He contributed with 29 games and seven goals in his first year, to help the Galicians win the Segunda División championship.
On 20 August 2013, following Deportivo's relegation, Gama moved teams and countries again, joining FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on a three-year contract. On 13 September of the following year, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–2 win at FC Metalist Kharkiv.
On 17 February 2018, after a further two top flight seasons with Deportivo, free agent Gama signed a short-term deal with AD Alcorcón. He scored his only goal for the latter on 3 June, helping the hosts defeat CF Reus Deportiu 3–0.
On 10 August 2018, Gama joined Aris Thessaloniki F.C. on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Seventeen days later, in his Superleague Greece debut, he scored in a 3–0 away win against PAS Lamia 1964.
Internationally, Gama first participated in the 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, as Portugal emerged victorious on home soil. He also helped the team reach the quarter-finals in that year's FIFA World Cup held in Finland, scoring one goal against Cameroon.
Gama captained Portugal in the 2004 European Under-17 Championship, being crowned top goal scorer after netting three in five appearances and being essential as the national side took third place. In 2006 he appeared with the under-19s at the Under-19 European Championship, scoring in every game in the group stage.
Gama was part of the squad that took part in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring two goals in Portugal's only win in the tournament – one from a free kick and the other from the penalty spot in a 2–0 triumph against New Zealand. In the ensuing Autumn he was called up to the under-21s and, in 2010, he played with the Olympic team in the 2009–11 International Challenge Trophy.
- As of 25 September 2018
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship: Top Scorer 2004
- FIFA U-20 World Cup: All-Star Team 2007
- Primeira Liga: Young Player of the Month January 2009, May 2009
- A. ^ Includes appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
- B. ^ Includes appearances in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
- "Sub-17: Golo com dedicatória" [Under-17: Dedicated goal]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 May 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- Braga grab Bruno Gama; UEFA, 17 August 2006
- "Braga sweep Liberec aside". UEFA. 2 November 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
- "Bruno Gama cedido por uma temporada" [Bruno Gama loaned for one season]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 June 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- "Porto keep pressure on leaders Benfica". FIFA. 7 February 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- "El Deportivo ficha a Bruno Gama, del Río Ave [sic] portugués" [Deportivo sign Bruno Gama, from Portugal's Rio Ave]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 27 July 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- "Vuelve Bruno Gama, uno de los ídolos de la afición de Riazor" [Return of Bruno Gama, one of the Riazor faithful's idols]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 11 June 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
- "Depor start with a win". ESPN FC. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- Dnipro signs Portuguese midfielder from Deportivo; Interfax-Ukraine, 20 August 2013
- "Bruno Gama faz hat-trick na vitória do Dnipro" [Bruno Gama scores hat-trick in Dnipro's victory] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 15 May 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 29 May 2015.
- "Bruno Gama, nuevo futbolista de la A.D. Alcorcón" [Bruno Gama, new footballer of A.D. Alcorcón] (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
- "3–0. El Alcorcón vence sin oposición al Reus y consigue la permanencia" [3–0. Alcorcón have no problem beating Reus and stay up] (in Spanish). EFE. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- "Θα... τρελάνει κόσμο ο Άρης φέτος – Ανακοίνωσε κι άλλη μεταγραφή" [In sight... Crazy Aris this year – Another transfer announced] (in Greek). Sport Dog. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
- "Άρης να γουστάρεις, 3–0 τη Λαμία στο ΔΑΚ" [Aris too good, 3–0 to Lamia at DΑΚ] (in Greek). Sport 24. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
- Portugal secure maximum points; UEFA, 11 May 2003
- Gama gets Portugal going; UEFA, 3 July 2007
- Caçador offers chance to new trio; UEFA, 8 November 2007
- Sub-23 regressam (Under-23 return); Portuguese Football Federation, 26 February 2010 (in Portuguese)
- "Quando todos os dias são vividos em família" [When every day is a family day]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 December 2009. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Bruno Gama". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 April 2014.