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|Full name||Carlos Narciso Chaínho|
|Date of birth||10 July 1974|
|Place of birth||Luanda, Angola|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After having played for modest clubs in the Lisbon area while growing up, Chaínho started playing professionally with C.F. Estrela da Amadora, moving in 1998 to the Primeira Liga with FC Porto. His best season at the latter side was in 1999–2000 when he started in 25 of the 28 league matches he appeared in and scored twice, but they lost the championship to Sporting Clube de Portugal.
In 2001, Chaínho had his first overseas experience, playing in Spain with Real Zaragoza and travelling to Greece the next season to work with Fernando Santos (a coach he knew well from his Porto days) at Panathinaikos FC. After a very poor season overall – the team failed to win any silverware and he only appeared six times in the Superleague – he returned to Portugal in 2003, playing four years in Madeira, two with C.S. Marítimo and two more with C.D. Nacional; the latter released him in July 2007, and the 33-year-old subsequently signed for Alki Larnaca F.C. of Cyprus.
After one season in Larnaca, Chaínho spent the first half of the 2008–09 campaign as a free agent, signing in February 2009 with Iran's Shahin Bushehr FC. He retired in the summer, having amassed Portuguese top flight totals of 299 games and 14 goals.
- Primeira Liga: 1998–99
- Taça de Portugal: 1999–2000, 2000–01
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1998, 1999; Runner-up 2000