Bruno Manuel Araújo Braga
|Full name||Bruno Manuel Araújo Braga|
|Date of birth||17 June 1983|
|Place of birth||Massarelos, Portugal|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
Born in Massarelos, Porto District, Braga began his career with hometown's S.C. Salgueiros, being sparingly used over the course of two second division seasons. In 2004, as the club was in the midst of a severe financial crisis – which eventually led to its liquidation – he left and signed for F.C. Tirsense, going on to spend several years in the lower leagues; in 2006–07, he helped Leça F.C. promote to the third level.
In the 2008 summer, Braga moved straight into the Primeira Liga, joining Leixões SC. He made his debut in the competition on 24 August by playing 20 minutes in a 1–3 home loss against C.D. Nacional, and finished his debut campaign with 27 games (22 starts) and five goals as the Matosinhos side finished in sixth position, narrowly missing out on qualification to the UEFA Europa League; two of those came at the Estádio do Dragão in a 3–2 win against FC Porto, as he won the SJPF Player of the Month award for October 2008.
- Portuguese Third Division: 2006–07
- Rio Ave
- "FC Porto 2–3 Leixões" (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.