Diogo Salomão

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Ferreira and the second or paternal family name is Salomão.
Diogo Salomão
Personal information
Full name Diogo Ferreira Salomão
Date of birth (1988-09-14) 14 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Amadora, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Mallorca
Number 8
Youth career
1997–2001 Estrela Amadora
2001–2004 Damaiense
2004–2006 Estrela Amadora
2006–2007 Casa Pia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Casa Pia 14 (6)
2009–2010 Real Massamá 26 (4)
2010–2016 Sporting CP 15 (2)
2011–2013 Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 43 (6)
2013–2016 Sporting B 19 (0)
2014–2015 Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 12 (2)
2016– Mallorca 26 (0)
National team
2010 Portugal U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 January 2017.

Diogo Ferreira Salomão (born 14 September 1988) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club RCD Mallorca as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Amadora, Lisbon District, Salomão played for three teams as a youth, including two spells at local C.F. Estrela da Amadora. In 2007 he made his senior debuts, helping another club from the region, Casa Pia AC, promote from the regional leagues to the fourth division in his first season.

In the 2009–10 campaign, Salomão started in all but one of the league games he appeared in for Real Sport Clube, helping the side to the 12th position in the third level. He subsequently moved straight into the Primeira Liga, as he signed a four-year contract with Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Salomão made his debut in the top flight on 26 September 2010, playing 45 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against C.D. Nacional.[1] He finished his first season with the Lions with 23 official appearances – four goals, including two in the UEFA Europa League group stage, against PFC Levski Sofia (5–0 home win)[2] and K.A.A. Gent (5–1, also at home)[3]– and, although not a regular starter for the club, showed glimpses of his talent, being compared by many to Portuguese international Nani.[4]

On 28 June 2011, deemed surplus to requirements by new Sporting boss Domingos Paciência as several Portuguese players, Salomão was loaned to Deportivo de La Coruña in Spain, in a season-long move.[5] He contributed with four goals in his 16 starts and 1,475 minutes of action in total, as the Galicians returned to La Liga after only one year.

Salomão was again loaned to Depor in 2012–13, being joined in the team by Sporting teammate André Santos. He made his debut in the top division on 20 October 2012, playing 11 minutes in a 4–5 home loss against FC Barcelona.[6]

Salomão returned to Sporting in the 2013 summer, being assigned to the reserves in division two. On 18 January 2014, he returned to Deportivo again in a temporary deal;[7] after achieving another top level promotion, he extended his move for another year on 23 July.[8]

On 23 May 2015, in only his sixth league appearance of the season, Salomão helped his team come from behind by scoring in the 76th minute of a 2–2 draw at Barcelona in the last round that prevented relegation.[9] He left Sporting in late January 2016, to sign with Segunda División club RCD Mallorca.[10]

International career[edit]

In July 2011, Salomão turned down an offer from manager Luís Norton de Matos to represent his ancestral Guinea-Bissau at international level.[11]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2015[12]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Casa Pia 2008–09 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 6
Totals 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 6
Massamá 2009–10 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 4
Totals 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 4
Sporting 2010–11 12 2 2 0 3 0 6 2 23 4
Totals 12 2 2 0 3 0 6 2 23 4
Deportivo 2011–12 29 4 4 1 33 5
2012–13 14 2 0 0 14 2
Totals 43 6 4 1 47 7
Sporting 2013–14 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Sporting B 2013–14 7 0 7 0
Totals 7 0 7 0
Deportivo 2013–14 6 1 0 0 6 1
2014–15 6 1 1 0 7 1
Totals 12 2 1 0 13 2
Career totals 117 20 8 1 3 0 6 2 134 23

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