Nuno Afonso

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Nuno Afonso
Personal information
Full name Nuno Miguel Figueiredo Afonso
Date of birth (1974-10-06) 6 October 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Oeiras, Portugal
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1985–1987 Estrela Amadora
1987–1993 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Benfica 1 (0)
1994–1995 Belenenses 18 (0)
1995–1996 Campomaiorense 23 (0)
1996–1997 Salamanca 2 (0)
1997–1998 Vitória Setúbal 10 (0)
1998–1999 Paços Ferreira 7 (0)
1999–2000 Marítimo 15 (0)
1999–2000 Marítimo B 4 (0)
2000–2001 Aves 21 (1)
2001–2002 Oliveirense 16 (1)
2002–2003 Díter Zafra 17 (0)
Total 134 (2)
National team
1990−1991 Portugal U16 23 (1)
1991−1992 Portugal U17 10 (0)
1990−1993 Portugal U18 24 (0)
1993 Portugal U20 5 (0)
1994−1996 Portugal U21 15 (0)
1996 Portugal U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nuno Miguel Figueiredo Afonso (born 6 October 1974 in Oeiras, Lisbon) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

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.

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