Pedro Barbosa

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For the 16th century jurist, see Pedro Barbosa (jurist).
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Dos Santos and the second or paternal family name is Barbosa.
Pedro Barbosa
Personal information
Full name Pedro Alexandre dos Santos Barbosa
Date of birth (1970-08-06) 6 August 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Gondomar, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1986 CA Rio Tinto
1986–1989 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Freamunde 54 (12)
1991–1995 Vitória Guimarães 108 (20)
1995–2005 Sporting CP 259 (39)
Total 421 (71)
National team
1992–2002 Portugal 22 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pedro Alexandre dos Santos Barbosa (born 6 August 1970; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpedɾu bɐɾˈbɔzɐ]) is a Portuguese retired professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Best known for his spell at Sporting, he appeared in 367 games in the Primeira Liga and scored 59 goals, being a player with above-average skills.[1]

Barbosa represented Portugal in one World Cup and one European Championship.

Club career[edit]

Born in Gondomar, Porto, Barbosa unsuccessfully graduated from FC Porto's academy, making his professional debuts with lowly S.C. Freamunde in the second division.

He first came to prominence at Vitória de Guimarães, making his Primeira Liga debuts at age 21, and joined Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1995–96, remaining at the club for the next ten seasons.[2] Already a veteran, he contributed heavily to the capital side's 2000 and 2002 league titles, appearing in respectively 31 (two goals scored) and 27 games (three).

In his penultimate year, Barbosa netted a career-best nine goals to help Sporting rank in third position. In his last the 34-year-old played 13 matches as the Lions reached the 2005 UEFA Cup Final played on home soil, scoring all of his two goals against Middlesbrough in the round-of-16.[2][3]

Having played in more than 300 official games for the club, Barbosa subsequently became the Lisbon club's director of football,[4] leaving the post in early November 2009 after coach Paulo Bento's resignation.

International career[edit]

Barbosa won 22 caps for the Portuguese national team and scored five goals, during ten years. He represented the nation at UEFA Euro 1996 (playing the last 30 minutes of the 3–0 group stage win against Croatia) and the 2002 FIFA World Cup (no matches).

Pedro Barbosa: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 February 1995 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Netherlands 0–1 0–1 Friendly
2 20 August 1997 Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal, Portugal  Armenia 3–1 3–1 1998 World Cup qualification
3 6 September 1997 Olympic Stadium (Berlin), Berlin, Germany  Germany 0–1 1–1 1998 World Cup qualification
4 6 June 2001 Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal  Cyprus 2–0 6–0 2002 World Cup qualification
5 6 June 2001 Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal  Cyprus 3–0 6–0 2002 World Cup qualification





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