Vale in 2014
|Full name||Bruno Miguel Esteves Vale|
|Date of birth||8 April 1983|
|Place of birth||Mafamude, Portugal|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|2005–2006||→ Estrela Amadora (loan)||30||(0)|
|2006–2007||→ União Leiria (loan)||2||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Varzim (loan)||7||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Vitória Setúbal (loan)||7||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Belenenses (loan)||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
A product of FC Porto's youth system, Vale was surprisingly picked for a Portugal friendly match against Kazakhstan (1–0) in August 2003, where he played 22 minutes as a substitute – at the time, he was only third-choice at his club. The following year, he represented the nation at the Summer Olympic Games, backing S.L. Benfica's José Moreira.
Subsequently, Vale played the 2005–06 season on loan to C.F. Estrela da Amadora in the Primeira Liga, also being selected to the list-of-23 for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. However, he injured his foot in a game against Germany in a UEFA European Under-21 Championship contest, and was forced to pull out of the squad.
In July 2008, Vale was yet again loaned, spending 2008–09 at Vitória de Setúbal in the top flight. The same happened in the following summer, and he again was backup or third-choice in the 2009–10 campaign, now at Lisbon-based C.F. Os Belenenses – an injury to Nélson Pereira eventually propelled him to the starting eleven, as the club suffered top flight relegation as second from bottom.
In the 2010 summer, Vale was finally released by Porto, resuming his career with U.D. Oliveirense in division two. On 26 June 2012, the 29-year-old moved abroad for the first time, signing a two-year contract with Apollon Limassol in the Cypriot First Division.
- As of 14 November 2015
|Estrela Amadora (loan)||2005–06||Primeira Liga||30||0||0||0||—||30||0|
|União Leiria (loan)||2006–07||Primeira Liga||2||0||0||0||—||2||0|
|Varzim (loan)||2007–08||Segunda Liga||7||0||1||0||—||8||0|
|Vitória Setúbal (loan)||2008–09||Primeira Liga||7||0||3||0||2[a]||0||12||0|
|Belenenses (loan)||2009–10||Primeira Liga||16||0||2||0||—||18||0|
|Apollon Limassol||2012–13||Cypriot First Division||28||0||7||0||—||35||0|
|2013–14||Cypriot First Division||36||0||7||0||6[a]||0||49||0|
|2014–15||Cypriot First Division||32||0||2||0||7[a]||0||41||0|
|2015–16||Cypriot First Division||10||0||0||0||6[a]||0||16||0|
- Appearances in UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
- "Surpresa nas Antas pela chamada de Bruno Vale" [Surprise in Antas at Bruno Vale callup]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 August 2003. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "Bruno Vale e Cristiano Ronaldo satisfeitos por terem jogado" [Bruno Vale and Cristiano Ronaldo happy to have played]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 August 2003. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "Porto put faith in young pair". UEFA.com. 30 July 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
- Bruno Vale's finals end in tears; UEFA.com, 27 May 2006
- "Bruno Vale renova por duas épocas" [Bruno Vale renews for two seasons]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 June 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- "Bruno Vale". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "Bruno Vale". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2015.