Paulo Renato (footballer)

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Paulo Renato
Personal information
Full name Paulo Renato Valério Calado Rodrigues
Date of birth (1987-05-14) 14 May 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
1996–2000 Pelezinhos
2000–2006 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Sporting CP 0 (0)
2006–2007Real Massamá (loan) 24 (2)
2008–2009Olhanense (loan) 1 (0)
2009–2010Estrela Amadora (loan) 29 (1)
2010–2011 Olhanense 0 (0)
2011Mafra (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 Trofense 1 (0)
2012–2013 Atlético 24 (0)
2013–2014 Oliveirense 22 (1)
2014 Quarteirense 2 (0)
2014–2015 Operário 13 (0)
2015 San Jose Earthquakes 5 (0)
2016–2018 Operário 35 (2)
2018 Alcacerense
Total 163 (6)
National team
2006–2007 Portugal U20 14 (0)
2007 Portugal U21 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Paulo Renato Valério Calado Rodrigues (born 14 May 1987), known as Renato, is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Alcácer do Sal, Renato was promoted from Sporting CP's famed youth academy in 2007–08, after having spent his first senior year at lowly Real S.C. on loan. At the end of the season he was loaned again, to Segunda Liga side S.C. Olhanense, returning to Sporting in June 2009.[1]

In the summer of 2009 yet another loan for Renato befell, now to C.F. Estrela da Amadora; the Lisbon-based club had just finished in midtable in the Primeira Liga, but was relegated to the third division due to irregularities. He subsequently returned to Olhanense, with the Algarve team now in the top flight.[2]

From 2010 to 2015, Renato alternated between the second and third tiers, representing no fewer than six clubs.[3] On 26 February 2015 he moved abroad for the first time, signing with Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes.[4] He made his debut in top-division football on 7 March at the age of 27, featuring 90 minutes in a 1–0 away loss against FC Dallas.[5]

International career[edit]

Renato participated in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, playing all the matches and minutes as Portugal exited in the round of 16.[6]


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