Hugo Vieira

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Not to be confused with Hugo Filipe Oliveira.
Personal information
Full name Hugo Miguel Fernandes Vieira
Date of birth (1976-08-11) 11 August 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Braga, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1986–1995 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Braga 15 (0)
1997–2000 Sampdoria 59 (0)
2000–2006 Sporting CP 64 (3)
2006–2009 Vitória Setúbal 33 (1)
2009–2013 Beira-Mar 102 (1)
Total 273 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Hugo Miguel Fernandes Vieira (born 11 August 1976), known simply as Hugo, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 186 games and four goals over the course of 14 seasons, representing in the competition Braga, Sporting, Vitória de Setúbal and Beira-Mar. He played abroad with Sampdoria.

Football career[edit]

Born in Braga, Hugo played during his early career with S.C. Braga, making his first-team – and first division – debuts at the age of 19. He moved to Italy's U.C. Sampdoria in 1997, being regularly used during his three-year stint but suffering Serie A relegation in his second season.

In 2000 Hugo returned to Portugal, joining Sporting Clube de Portugal and appearing scarcely for the 2002 league champions (also helping to the cup the same season). After six seasons he left as a free agent to Vitória de Setúbal, where he also featured sparingly.

In 2008–09 Hugo played the most games he had in years, but spent most of the campaign as defensive midfielder. Aged 33 he had his first second level experience, signing with S.C. Beira-Mar and helping the Aveiro side win the league in his first year and return to the top flight, after a three-year absence.


Vitória Setúbal


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