Bruno Moraes

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Not to be confused with Bruno Eduardo Moraes.
Bruno Moraes
Bruno Moraes.PNG
Moraes in action for Gloria Bistriţa
Personal information
Full name Bruno dos Santos Moraes
Date of birth (1984-07-07) 7 July 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Santos, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
2001–2003 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Santos 2 (0)
2003–2004 Porto B 12 (11)
2003–2010 Porto 17 (2)
2004–2005 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 24 (5)
2008 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 3 (0)
2010 Rio Ave (loan) 8 (0)
2010 Gloria Bistriţa 12 (0)
2011 Naval 9 (3)
2011–2012 União Leiria 18 (6)
2012–2013 Újpest 9 (4)
2013 Újpest B 1 (1)
2013–2014 Gil Vicente 7 (2)
2014 Portuguesa 4 (0)
2015– Varzim 23 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2016.

Bruno dos Santos Moraes (born 7 July 1984) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Portuguese club Varzim S.C. as a striker.

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal, starting in 2003 with Porto.

Football career[edit]

Born in Santos, São Paulo, Moraes arrived at only 19 to FC Porto in Portugal, from Santos FC. His career with the northern club would be marred by constant injuries[1]– he played two Primeira Liga games in his debut season, and none whatsoever in 2005–06 and 2007–08.

Moraes' most productive season at Porto came in the 2006–07 campaign, as the Dragons won the national championship for the second year running. He played 18 matches and scored three goals the domestic league and the UEFA Champions League combined, notably appearing in both group stage matches against Hamburger SV and netting in the second, a 3–1 away win 1 on November 2006.[2][3]

Moraes also spent one full season on loan to Vitória de Setúbal,[4] where he appeared regularly, and started 2008–09 in the same predicament and with the same team, but the second spell was soon cut short due to injury.[5][6] In January 2010, with a contract running until June, he returned to Porto, trying to persuade manager Jesualdo Ferreira to add him to the squad of the four-time national champions;[7] he did not and was loaned one more time, now to another fellow league club Rio Ave FC.

In mid-February 2011, Moraes signed with Associação Naval 1º de Maio also in Portugal. He scored regularly during his four-month spell with the Figueira da Foz team, but it could not finally avoid top flight relegation. In late July 2011, after an aborted transfer to Al-Ahly S.C. in Egypt, he joined another Portuguese top level side, U.D. Leiria, meeting the same fate at the end of the season.

On 8 October 2012, Moraes moved clubs and countries again, signing a one-year contract with Újpest FC in Hungary.[8] In July 2015, after only 11 games combined for Gil Vicente F.C. and Associação Portuguesa de Desportos, he joined Varzim S.C. in the Portuguese Segunda Liga.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Moraes' younger brother, Júnior Moraes, is also a footballer and a striker. He too represented Santos as a senior, as well as Gloria Bistriţa. Their father also played for that club as well as Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, whilst a sister ended her career early on due to injury.

Moraes' mother won the São Paulo State tennis championship.[10]


Vitória Setúbal


  1. ^ Porto primed for 'must-win' match;, 17 October 2006
  2. ^ López leads Porto stroll;, 17 October 2006
  3. ^ Hamburg hopes hang by a thread;, 1 November 2006
  4. ^ "Dragões cedem Edson e Bruno Moraes" [Dragons loan Edson and Bruno Moraes] (in Portuguese). Record. 12 July 2008. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bruno Moraes quase de volta" [Bruno Moraes almost back] (in Portuguese). Record. 4 December 2008. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bruno Moraes quer jogar" [Bruno Moraes wants to play] (in Portuguese). Record. 28 June 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Bruno Moraes tenta agradar a Jesualdo (Bruno Moraes tries to please Jesualdo)[permanent dead link]; Record, 4 January 2010 (Portuguese)
  8. ^ "Bruno Moraes assina pelo Ujpest" [Bruno Moraes signs for Ujpest] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 8 October 2012. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bruno Moraes é jogador do Varzim" [Bruno Moraes is a player of Varzim] (in Portuguese). Varzim S.C. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Júnior Moraes: "O să-l fac uitat pe Bogdan Stancu!"" [Júnior Moraes: "I'll make people forget about Bogdan Stancu!"] (in Romanian). Adevărul. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 

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