Luís Carlos Correia Pinto

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Personal information
Full name Luís Carlos Correia Pinto
Date of birth (1985-05-05) 5 May 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Deportivo La Coruña
Number 16
Youth career
1998–2000 Varzim
2000–2001 Espinho
2001–2002 Oliveirense
2002–2004 Vila Real
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Vila Real
2005–2007 Braga B 26 (0)
2006–2007 Moreirense (loan) 25 (2)
2007 Rio Ave (loan) 6 (0)
2008–2009 Moreirense 38 (6)
2009–2011 Aves 51 (5)
2011–2012 Paços Ferreira 28 (1)
2012–2013 Benfica 5 (1)
2013– Deportivo La Coruña 112 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.

Luís Carlos Correia Pinto (born 5 May 1985), known as Luisinho, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Deportivo de La Coruña as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Porto, Luisinho made his senior debuts with lowly SC Vila Real in 2004. In the 2005 summer he joined S.C. Braga, being assigned to the reserves and subsequently serving loans at Moreirense FC[1] and Rio Ave FC.[2]

In January 2008, Luisinho joined Moreirense on a permanent basis, moving to C.D. Aves in the Segunda Liga after one-and-a-half seasons.[3] He played his first match as a professional on 16 August, starting in a 0–0 away draw against S.C. Freamunde.

In June 2011, Luisinho signed with F.C. Paços de Ferreira. He appeared in 32 competitive matches during his only season at the Estádio da Mata Real, being also reconverted in a left back in the process.[4]

Benfica / Deportivo[edit]

On 31 May 2012, Luisinho joined S.L. Benfica along with teammate Michel.[5] On 13 August of the following year, after being sparingly used, he moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing for Deportivo de La Coruña.[6]

On 2 April 2014, Luisinho slapped teammate Juan Carlos Real in the face, after both argued during a training session.[7] He contributed with 31 games and three goals[8][9][10] during the season, as the club returned to La Liga after a one-year absence.

Luisinho continued to be an undisputed starter in 2014–15, under new manager Víctor Fernández, and in early December 2014 renewed his contract until 30 June 2018.[11] However, during the following campaign, he was involved in several spats with the latter's successor Víctor Sánchez.[12][13]


  1. ^ Sp. Braga: calendário de pré-época definido e Baha cedido ao Creteil (Sp. Braga: pre-season schedule defined and Baha loaned to Creteil); Mais Futebol, 17 June 2006 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Liga: confira as saídas já concretizadas (Liga: check the confirmed exits); Mais Futebol, 30 July 2007 (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Futebol: Desportivo das Aves – Vítor Hugo deve fechar plantel avense (Football: Deportivo das Aves – Vítor Hugo may close avense roster) Archived 9 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; Correio do Minho, 25 June 2009 (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Luisinho é para continuar no lado esquerdo da defesa (Luisinho will remain in the left side of the defence); Record, 24 December 2011 (in Portuguese)
  5. ^ Luisinho e Michel contratados (Luisinho and Michel signed); Record, 31 May 2012 (in Portuguese)
  6. ^ Luisinho, lateral o interior zurdo, pasa esta mañana reconocimiento médico por el Deportivo (Luisinho, left back or winger, passes medical for Deportivo this morning); Deportivo La Coruña, 13 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Luisinho le propina un manotazo a Juan Carlos en un 'rifi rafe' (Luisinho slaps Juan Carlos in a 'quarrel'); Marca, 2 April 2014 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Deportivo's hot streak continues; La Liga, 17 November 2013
  9. ^ Este Deportivo huele a Primera (This Deportivo smells like Primera); Marca, 20 April 2014 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ 2–1: El Numancia retrasa el ascenso matemático del Deportivo de La Coruña (2–1: Numancia postpones Deportivo de La Coruña's mathematical promotion); Mundo Deportivo, 25 May 2014 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Luisinho renueva su contrato con el Deportivo hasta el 2018 (Luisinho renews his contract with Deportivo until 2018); La Voz de Galicia, 4 December 2014 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Víctor Sánchez aparta a Luisinho del equipo (Víctor Sánchez ousts Luisinho from the team); Marca, 2 May 2016 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Víctor lo cuenta todo: "Luisinho llegó a amenazarme" (Víctor tells it all: "Luisinho went as far as threatening me"); Marca, 13 May 2016 (in Spanish)

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