Bruno Pereirinha

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Marques and the second or paternal family name is Pereirinha.
Bruno Pereirinha
Personal information
Full name Bruno Alexandre Marques Pereirinha
Date of birth (1988-03-02) 2 March 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Rio de Mouro, Portugal
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 17
Youth career
1995–2003 Belenenses
2003–2006 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2013 Sporting CP 86 (2)
2006 Olivais Moscavide (loan) 9 (0)
2010 Vitória Guimarães (loan) 10 (1)
2011 Kavala (loan) 13 (0)
2012–2013 Sporting B 3 (0)
2013– Lazio 22 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Portugal U19 15 (0)
2007 Portugal U20 7 (1)
2007–2010 Portugal U21 23 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Bruno Alexandre Marques Pereirinha (born 2 March 1988) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Italian club S.S. Lazio. He plays mainly as a right midfielder, also being able to operate as an attacking right back.

He spent most of his professional career with Sporting, appearing in 143 official games over the course of five seasons (five goals scored) and winning three major titles, including two Portuguese Cups.

All youth categories comprised Pereirinha won 52 caps for Portugal, including 23 for the under-21s.

Club career[edit]


Born in Rio de Mouro, Lisbon, Pereirinha made his professional debuts for Sporting Clube de Portugal in 2006–07, having started that same season on loan at second division's C.D. Olivais e Moscavide,[1] as Miguel Veloso before him. His first appearance for the main squad came on 13 January 2007, playing 20 minutes of a 0–0 away draw against C.F. Os Belenenses, the club where he spent most of his youth career.

On 13 March 2008, in the campaign's UEFA Cup round-of-16 second leg against Bolton Wanderers, Pereirinha scored an 85th minute-goal that gave Sporting a 1–0 home victory and a spot in the quarterfinals.[2] He had also netted in the previous round, against FC Basel.

In the following years Pereirinha continued to be regularly used by the club, but almost exclusively from the bench. On 21 March 2009, in a rare start, he opened the score against Lisbon neighbours S.L. Benfica in the season's Portuguese League Cup, but the Lions eventually lost on penalties after 1–1 in regulation time.[3]

On 22 June 2010, being deemed surplus to requirements at Sporting, 22-year-old Pereirinha was loaned to fellow first-divisioner Vitória de Guimarães, initially in a season-long move. In early January 2011, however, in the same predicament, he moved to Kavala F.C. in Greece.


In 2012–13 Pereirinha was completely ostracized by all four Sporting managers – as several other Portuguese players – also being demoted to the B-team in the second level.[4] Subsequently, he rescinded his contract and signed shortly after with S.S. Lazio in Italy, for three 1/2 years.[5]

International career[edit]

In 2007, aged 19, Pereirinha broke into the Portuguese under-21 side, also representing the nation in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Canada.[6]

On 25 March 2009 he, alongside teammate Rui Pedro, was suspended by U-21 coach Carlos Queiroz after both attempted an unsuccessful backpass penalty during a match against Cape Verde for the Madeira International Tournament (the score was then at 2–0 for the hosts).[7]



Personal life[edit]

Pererinha's father, Joaquim, was also a footballer. A defender, he represented among others Benfica and S.C. Farense.[8][9]


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