Manuel Curto

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Manuel Curto
Personal information
Full name Manuel José da Luz Correia Curto
Date of birth (1986-07-09) 9 July 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Torres Vedras, Portugal
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Torreense
Youth career
1994–1998 Torreense
1998–2005 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Benfica B 20 (3)
2006 Cerro Reyes 8 (0)
2007 Torreense 10 (1)
2007 Pinhalnovense 6 (0)
2007–2008 Rio Maior 22 (6)
2008–2010 Estoril 36 (2)
2010–2011 Naval 18 (2)
2011–2012 União Leiria 20 (1)
2013 Taraz 13 (4)
2014 Zagłębie Lubin 12 (1)
2014–2015 Lierse 6 (0)
2016 Atlético 13 (2)
2017– Torreense 6 (0)
National team
2002−2003 Portugal U17 15 (10)
2005 Portugal U19 4 (3)
2006 Portugal U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.

Manuel José da Luz Correia Curto (born 9 July 1986) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for S.C.U. Torreense as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Torres Vedras, Lisbon District, Curto spent seven years in S.L. Benfica's youth system, where he operated as a forward. In the following years, however, he played in a more defensive position.

After several seasons in the lower leagues, Curto joined G.D. Estoril Praia in the second division. In the 2010–11 campaign he made his Primeira Liga debuts with Associação Naval 1º de Maio, his first match occurring on 24 September 2010 as he played ten minutes in a 1–3 away loss against S.C. Braga.

On 20 March 2011, Curto scored twice from the penalty kick spot to help hosts Naval come from behind 0–2 to earn a 2–2 draw against S.C. Beira-Mar, but the Figueira da Foz club eventually suffered relegation, returning to the second level after a six-year stay. He met the same fate in 2011–12 with his following team, U.D. Leiria.

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