|Full name||Mário Sérgio Leal Nogueira|
|Date of birth||28 July 1981|
|Place of birth||Paredes, Portugal|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2005–2006||→ Vitória Guimarães (loan)||16||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2015.
He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 137 games and three goals over the course of eight seasons, representing Paços de Ferreira, Sporting, Vitória de Guimarães and Naval. Abroad, he played for Metalurh Donetsk and APOEL, winning six major titles with the latter club.
Born in Paredes, Sérgio was a youth graduate of F.C. Paços de Ferreira, making his Primeira Liga debut on 1 October 2000 by playing four minutes in a 4–1 home win against C.F. Estrela da Amadora. He was first-choice in the following two seasons.
On 25 June 2003 Sérgio joined Sporting Clube de Portugal on a four-year contract, being the first signing of manager Fernando Santos. He said upon his arrival: "I am an ambitious player. I have fought for this opportunity and now want to show my worth". However, three years later and with only 18 competitive appearances to his credit, also being loaned to fellow league side Vitória de Guimarães, he was released.
Immediately after leaving the Lions, Mário Sérgio signed for two years with Associação Naval 1º de Maio also in the top level. He was an undisputed starter during his tenure, scoring his third and last league goal on 14 January 2007 to contribute to a 3–0 away victory over Vitória de Setúbal.
On 25 September 2009 Mário Sérgio renewed his link for two more years, keeping him at the club until 2012. In March 2012 he became the first player to appear in 100 league games for Metalurh, achieving this feat against SC Tavriya Simferopol; he was released midway through that month alongside two other players, however, having scored twice in the competition, both goals coming against Karpaty in September 2011.
On 15 May 2012 Mário Sérgio signed a two-year deal with Cypriot club APOEL FC, scoring his first goal against Alki Larnaca F.C. in a last-minute equalizer. He also participated with the team in the qualifying phase of the UEFA Europa League, netting against Aalesunds FK in a 2–1 home success; at the end of his debut campaign he won the First Division, which was the first major accolade of his career.
On 17 August 2013 APOEL beat Apollon Limassol 1–0 to win the Cypriot Super Cup, and Mário Sérgio scored a rare goal in the 35th minute. During the season he appeared in five games in the group stage of the Europa League, and helped his side conquer the treble as it went on to add the league and the Cup.
On 6 December 2014, Mário Sérgio signed a two-year contract extension with APOEL, running until June 2017.
Mário Sérgio played for the Portuguese under-21s during two years, representing the nation at the 2004 UEFA European Championship, and was also in squad for the 2004 Summer Olympics football tournament. He gained his first cap for the former on 15 October 2002, in a 2–4 loss in Turkey for the 2004 European Championship qualifiers.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental[a]||Other[b]||Total|
|Paços Ferreira||2000–01||Primeira Liga||2||0||0||0||—||—||—||2||0|
|Vitória Guimarães||2005–06||Primeira Liga||16||0||1||0||—||6||1||—||23||1|
|Metalurh Donetsk||2008–09||Ukrainian Premier League||30||0||3||0||—||—||—||33||0|
|2009–10||Ukrainian Premier League||29||2||4||0||—||6||1||—||39||3|
|2010–11||Ukrainian Premier League||27||0||1||0||—||—||—||28||0|
|2011–12||Ukrainian Premier League||17||2||2||2||—||—||—||19||4|
|APOEL||2012–13||Cypriot First Division||24||3||2||1||—||6||1||—||32||5|
|2013–14||Cypriot First Division||35||2||4||0||—||9||0||1||1||49||3|
|2014–15||Cypriot First Division||30||0||7||0||—||10||0||1||0||48||0|
- Cypriot First Division: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
- Cypriot Cup: 2013–14, 2014–15
- Cypriot Super Cup: 2013
- "Paços Ferreira-E.Amadora, 4–1: Ataque dá e falha goleada de equipa para a história" [Paços Ferreira-E.Amadora, 4–1: Offense gives and fails club routing for the ages] (in Portuguese). Record. 2 October 2000. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "Mário Sérgio: «O Paços nunca joga atemorizado!»" [Mário Sérgio: «Paços never plays with fear!»] (in Portuguese). Record. 13 January 2002. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "Mário Sérgio given Sporting chance". UEFA.com. 25 June 2003. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- "Mário Sérgio off to Guimarães". UEFA.com. 1 July 2005. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- "Mário Sérgio rescindiu contrato" [Mário Sérgio rescinded contract] (in Portuguese). Record. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "Mário Sérgio já assinou" [Mário Sérgio has already signed] (in Portuguese). Record. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "Mário Sérgio não se importava de voltar a marcar" [Mário Sérgio would not mind scoring again] (in Portuguese). Record. 21 January 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "Металлурге Д очередные кадровые изменения" (in Ukrainian). Football Ukraine. 27 July 2008. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- "Металлург 1:0 Карпаты" (in Ukrainian). Championat. 19 August 2008. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- "Mário Sérgio renova com Metalurg" [Mário Sérgio renews with Metalurg] (in Portuguese). Record. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
- "Три футболиста покидают донецкий "Металлург"" (in Ukrainian). UA Football. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- "Metalurh Donetsk vs. Karpaty 2–1". Soccerway. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- "Mario Sergio". APOEL F.C. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- "APOEL FC 1–1 ALKI". APOEL F.C. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "APOEL 2–1 Aalesund". UEFA.com. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- "APOEL FC 1–0 APOLLON". APOEL F.C. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "Sheridan strike hands APOEL Cypriot title". UEFA.com. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- ΕΡΜΗΣ ΑΡΑΔΙΠΠΟΥ 0–2 ΑΠΟΕΛ (in Greek). APOEL F.C. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- Επέκταση συνεργασίας με Sergio και Vinicius [Contract extension with Sergio and Vinicius] (in Greek). APOEL F.C. 6 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
- "Sub-21: Euro ambição" [Under-21: Euro ambition] (in Portuguese). Record. 18 May 2004. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- Mário Sérgio – FIFA competition record
- "Turkey 4–2 Portugal". UEFA.com. 15 October 2002. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "Mário Sérgio". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
- "Mário Sérgio". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
- "Mário Sérgio – Trophies". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- APOEL official profile
- Mário Sérgio at footballzz.co.uk
- Mário Sérgio profile at ForaDeJogo
- Guardian Stats Centre