Nuno Santos (footballer, born 1978)

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Oliveira and the second or paternal family name is Santos.
Nuno Santos
Personal information
Full name Nuno Filipe Oliveira Santos
Date of birth (1978-07-09) 9 July 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Coimbra, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1989–1991 União Coimbra
1991–1997 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2005 Sporting CP 1 (0)
1997–2000 Lourinhanense (loan) 53 (0)
2000–2003 Sporting B 31 (0)
2001–2002 Estrela Amadora (loan) 24 (0)
2003–2005 Penafiel (loan) 59 (0)
2005–2006 Penafiel 21 (0)
2006–2009 Vitória Guimarães 7 (0)
2009–2010 Vitória Setúbal 15 (0)
2010 Portimonense 0 (0)
2010–2011 Gil Vicente 8 (0)
2011–2012 Covilhã 21 (0)
2012–2014 Penafiel 2 (0)
2014–2015 Ribeirão 16 (0)
Total 258 (0)
National team
1997–1998 Portugal U20 12 (0)
1998–1999 Portugal U21 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nuno Filipe Oliveira Santos (born 9 July 1978) is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Coimbra, Baixo Mondego, Santos started his professional career with Sporting Clube de Portugal. Barred by the likes of Peter Schmeichel and Ricardo during his spell he only appeared once for the first team, and was loaned to several clubs during his contract, including F.C. Penafiel in the second division in the 2003–04 season.[1]

After helping the northern side return to the Primeira Liga, Santos had his loan extended until 30 June 2005.[2] At the end of the campaign, which ended with an 11th position and the subsequent league status preservation, he was signed permanently.[3]

Subsequently, Santos joined Vitória de Guimarães, battling for second-choice duties with Serginho as Brazilian Nilson was the undisputed starter. In 2009–10 he left for Vitória de Setúbal on a free transfer, and featured in 15 matches during the season – the other goalkeeper, Mário Felgueiras, played in 14 – as the Sadinos barely avoided top flight relegation.

In the 2010 summer, Santos initially signed with Portimonense S.C. for one year.[4] However, shortly after, the deal fell through and the player joined Gil Vicente F.C. in the second level, also in a one-year contract.[5] He played the first match of the new season, a 2–1 home win against C.D. Trofense, but was replaced by Vítor Murta in the 54th minute after suffering an injury.


  1. ^ "Relatório e Contas 2003/04" [Annual report 2003/04] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Sporting CP. 28 October 2004. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Relatório e Contas 1º Semestre 2004/05" [Half-year report 2004/05] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Sporting CP. 1 April 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Relatório e Contas 2004/05" [Annual report 2004/05] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Sporting CP. 30 June 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "O guarda redes Nuno Santos é jogador do Portimonense" [Goalkeeper Nuno Santos is a Portimonense player] (in Portuguese). Portimonense SC. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Nuno Santos assina por uma época" [Nuno Santos signs for one season] (in Portuguese). Gil Vicente FC. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 

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