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 32)
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 96 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2018

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,[1] starting in all the games he appeared in and scoring two goals[2][3] as the club promoted to the Primeira Liga for the first time ever.[4]

Pinto signed for C.D. Nacional in the summer of 2008, 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.[5] From January 2014 to June 2015 he also competed abroad, with SC Tavriya Simferopol (Ukraine) and FC Astra Giurgiu (Romania), moving to the latter club due to the war in Crimea.[6][7]

Pinto returned to Portugal on 3 July 2015, signing a two-year contract with Vitória de Setúbal.[8] 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.[9]

Pinto was handed a three-match ban in August 2018, for allegedly threatening the officials with bodily harm at the end of a league fixture against Nacional.[10] On 16 December of the same year, the 32-year-old announced he was going to interrupt his career to undergo treatment for a lymphoma in his inguinal region.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Ninguém os compra!" [Nobody buys them!]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 11 December 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Trofense perdeu com o Freamunde" [Trofense lost to Freamunde]. O Notícias da Trofa (in Portuguese). 24 February 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Penafiel-Trofense, 0–1: Regresso aos triunfos" [Penafiel-Trofense, 0–1: Return to wins]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 March 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Portimonense-Trofense, 2–2: De novo em festa agora com o título" [Portimonense-Trofense, 2–2: Party time again now with title]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 May 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  5. ^ "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). 28 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Astra şi-a luat fundaş stânga. Portughezul Nuno Pinto a jucat ultima dată pentru o echipă dintr-o zonă de conflict a Ucrainei" [Astra got their left-back. Portugal's Nuno Pinto last played for a team in Ukrainian war zone] (in Romanian). ProSport. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Guerra na Crimeia empurrou Nuno Pinto para o campeonato romeno" [War in Crimea pushed Nuno Pinto to Romanian championship] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ ""São uma vergonha e deviam levar porrada", a frase que castigou Nuno Pinto" ["They're an embarrassment and should get their asses kicked", the sentence that punished Nuno Pinto]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 28 August 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  11. ^ Almeida, Isaura (16 December 2018). "Linfoma obriga Nuno Pinto do Vit.Setúbal a fazer pausa na carreira" [Lymphoma forces Vit.Setúbal's Nuno Pinto to halt career]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  12. ^ "V. Setúbal. Nuno Pinto luta contra um linfoma" [V. Setúbal. Nuno Pinto fights against lymphoma] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.

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