Miguel Rodrigo Vargas

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Miguel Vargas
Personal information
Full name Miguel Rodrigo Pereira Vargas
Date of birth (1978-11-18) 18 November 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1988–1997 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Sporting CP 0 (0)
1997–1998Académica (loan) 21 (3)
1998–1999Lourinhanense (loan) 16 (14)
1999Paços Ferreira (loan) 16 (4)
1999–2000Espinho (loan) 15 (1)
2000–2001 Sporting B 19 (6)
2001–2004 Alverca 59 (10)
2004 União Leiria 2 (0)
2005–2006 Estoril 23 (5)
2006–2008 APOP 56 (15)
2009–2011 AEL Limassol 60 (8)
2011–2012 AEP 26 (11)
2013 Ayia Napa 7 (2)
Total 320 (79)
National team
2001 Portugal U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Miguel Rodrigo Pereira Vargas (born 18 November 1978 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

An unsuccessful Sporting Clube de Portugal youth graduate, Vargas only appeared for its B-team as a senior, also being loaned three times, the first at Académica de Coimbra where he made his Primeira Liga debuts at age 19.

After his release in the 2001 summer, Vargas moved to F.C. Alverca, experiencing his most steady period in his country with three consecutive seasons – two of those in the top division – being relegated in 2003–04. Subsequently, he moved to U.D. Leiria, but quickly changed to G.D. Estoril Praia in the second level, initially on loan.

In the 2006 summer, Vargas began playing abroad, his first stop being with Cyprus' APOP Kinyras FC, being instrumental as the side managed to remain in the First Division during his stay. He moved clubs in the same country in the January transfer window of 2009, signing with AEL Limassol and rejoining former Sporting (youth), Alverca and Leiria teammate Pedro Torrão; again an undisputed starter he provided several assists to his team's goals, also scoring twice in as many wins (against Doxa Katokopias F.C. for the game's only and at Nea Salamis Famagusta FC, a 3–1 win, both in the 2009–10 campaign).

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