|Full name||Miguel Ângelo da Cruz Simão|
|Date of birth||26 February 1973|
|Place of birth||Porto, Portugal|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2008–2009||Young Boys Diekirch|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Porto, Simão unsuccessfully emerged through local Boavista FC's youth system, making his professional debuts in the second division with C.D. Nacional and joining another club in the category, C.D. Feirense, in the following season. He first competed in the top level with S.C. Salgueiros, playing in 22 games in 1993–94 as his team finished in 11th position (five goals scored).
Simão spent most of the following four years in division two, the exception being the 1996–97 campaign with Salgueiros. In the 1998 summer he joined Scottish side St Johnstone, making his debut on 29 August in a 0–4 loss against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium, which proved to be manager Paul Sturrock's final game in charge; he played in 26 Premier League matches in his first year, netting four times.
Three days shy of celebrating one year since playing his first game for the Saints, Simão scored two late goals as a substitute against Vaasan Palloseura for the UEFA Cup, in a playoff round 2–0 home win (3–1 on aggregate). After a few months in J1 League with Sanfrecce Hiroshima, he returned to his country for a further two 1/2 seasons with three clubs, appearing with Gil Vicente F.C. in the top flight.