Nuno Pinto

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Nuno Pinto
Personal information
Full name Nuno Miguel Sousa Pinto
Date of birth (1986-08-06) 6 August 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Vitória Setúbal
Number 21
Youth career
1994–1997 Vilanovense
1997–1999 Boavista
1999–2000 Pasteleira
2000–2001 Boavista
2001–2002 Pasteleira
2002–2003 Boavista
2004 Candal
2004–2005 Boavista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Boavista 7 (0)
2005–2006Vilanovense (loan)
2007–2008Trofense (loan) 22 (2)
2008–2011 Nacional 54 (1)
2011–2013 Levski Sofia 50 (0)
2014 Tavriya Simferopol 8 (0)
2015 Astra Giurgiu 7 (0)
2015– Vitória Setúbal 63 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 September 2017

Nuno Miguel Sousa Pinto (born 6 August 1986) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Vitória F.C. as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Pinto emerged through local Boavista FC's youth ranks. Whilst under contract, he spent two seasons on loan in the lower leagues, including 2007–08 with C.D. Trofense in the second division, starting in all the games he appeared in and scoring two goals as the club promoted to the Primeira Liga for the first time ever.

In the 2008 summer, Pinto signed for C.D. Nacional, appearing in only seven league matches in his first year (12 overall) with the Madeira side. He was more regularly played in the following campaigns.

On 28 December 2011, Pinto completed a move to PFC Levski Sofia in Bulgaria, for an undisclosed free.[1] From January 2014 to June 2015 he also competed abroad, with SC Tavriya Simferopol (Ukraine) and FC Astra Giurgiu (Romania).

Pinto returned to Portugal on 3 July 2015, signing a two-year deal with Vitória de Setúbal.[2] He scored his second goal in the top flight (first for the club) on 25 August 2017, netting from a free kick in a 1–1 awaw draw against C.F. Os Belenenses.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Първият нов в Левски вече е в София, сините взеха ляв бек от Насионал" [New Levski Sofia man has arrived, Blues acquired left-back from Nacional] (in Bulgarian). Gong.bg. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lateral esquerdo Nuno Pinto é reforço até 2017" [Left back Nuno Pinto an addition until 2017] (in Portuguese). Vitória F.C. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nuno Pinto anulou o azar de Gonçalo Paciência" [Nuno Pinto wrote off Gonçalo Paciência's bad luck]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 25 August 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 

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