|Full name||Nuno Miguel Figueiredo Afonso|
|Date of birth||6 October 1974|
|Place of birth||Oeiras, Portugal|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
During his professional career, Afonso represented S.L. Benfica (being part of the squad that won the Primeira Liga title), C.F. Os Belenenses, S.C. Campomaiorense, Vitória de Setúbal, C.S. Marítimo (two spells), F.C. Paços de Ferreira, C.D. Aves and U.D. Oliveirense, having abroad stints with UD Salamanca – contributing with only 157 minutes to a 1997 second division promotion – and CD Díter Zafra (also in Spain), retiring at only 28; in his country's top level, he amassed totals of 88 games and one goal during seven seasons.
Afonso was a member of the Portuguese team that reached fourth place at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He also represented the nation at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship in Australia, in an eventual group stage exit following three losses.