Custódio Pinto

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Custódio Pinto
Personal information
Full name Custódio João Pinto
Date of birth (1942-02-09) 9 February 1942 (age 77)
Place of birth Montijo, Portugal
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1971 Porto 243 (80)
1971–1975 Vitória Guimarães 116 (28)
1975–1978 Paços Ferreira
1978–1979 Rio Tinto
1980–1981 Oliveira Bairro 2 (0)
Total 361 (108)
National team
1964–1969 Portugal 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Custódio João Pinto (born 9 February 1942) is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Montijo, Setúbal District, Pinto made his senior debut with FC Porto, first appearing in the Primeira Liga at the age of 19. During his ten-year spell with the northerners he amassed league totals of 243 matches and 80 goals, but only won one trophy, the 1968 Portuguese Cup.

In the summer of 1971, Pinto signed with Minho club Vitória de Guimarães, where he would play four seasons (always in the top flight). He retired from professional football at 36 after a stint with F.C. Paços de Ferreira, but returned to the Segunda Liga two years later when he signed with Oliveira do Bairro SC.

International career[edit]

Pinto earned 13 caps for Portugal, scoring once. He made his debut on 29 April 1964 by coming on as an 80th-minute substitute in a 3–2 friendly win over Switzerland in Zürich, and was selected to the squad that appeared in the 1966 FIFA World Cup, not leaving the bench for the third-placed team.[1]

Pinto's last international match was played on 4 May 1969 in Porto, as Portugal drew 2–2 against Greece for the 1970 World Cup qualifiers, eventually finishing bottom in its group.[2]


Pinto's older brother, Manuel, was also an international footballer.







  1. ^ "A lenda dos Magriços começou há 50 anos" [The legend of the Magriços started 50 years ago]. Expresso (in Portuguese). 13 July 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  2. ^ Custódio PintoFIFA competition record

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