Pedro Celestino Silva Soares

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Pedro Celestino
Personal information
Full name Pedro Celestino Silva Soares
Date of birth (1987-01-02) 2 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Tarrafal, Cape Verde
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1994–2003 Amora
2003–2006 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Sporting CP 0 (0)
2006–2007 Olivais Moscavide (loan) 19 (3)
2007–2008 Estoril (loan) 15 (2)
2008–2009 Estrela Amadora (loan) 36 (2)
2009–2011 Belenenses 53 (5)
2011–2013 CFR Cluj 12 (1)
2013–2015 Olhanense 56 (5)
2015–2016 Atlético 41 (2)
National team
2006–2007 Portugal U20 11 (2)
2008–2009 Portugal U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.

Pedro Celestino Silva Soares (born 2 January 1987), known as Celestino, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder.

He also holds a Portuguese passport, due to the many years spent in the country.

Club career[edit]

Born in Tarrafal, Celestino spent six years at Sporting Clube de Portugal (youth levels comprised), but never appeared officially for the first team. He spent his first season as a professional with C.D. Olivais e Moscavide, on loan, being relegated from the second division.

For 2007–08, in the same predicament, Celestino joined G.D. Estoril Praia but, in January 2008, still owned by Sporting, moved to another side in the Lisbon region, C.F. Estrela da Amadora. He made his official debut on the 20th, starting in a 1–0 home win against S.C. Braga for the campaign's Taça de Portugal, and played his first Primeira Liga match the following week, in a 1–1 draw at Associação Naval 1º de Maio.

Celestino suffered top flight relegation with Estrela in the following season, due to irregularities. He met the same fate with his following club, C.F. Os Belenenses, but only due to sporting factors this time.

On 16 August 2011, Celestino joined CFR Cluj in Romania, signing a three-year contract.[1]

International career[edit]

Celestino gained seven caps for the Portuguese under-21 team. His debut occurred on 5 February 2008 as he played 45 minutes in a 2–1 home win against Scotland, in a friendly.


CFR Cluj


  1. ^ "Pedro Celestino este începând de astăzi jucătorul CFR-ului!" [Pedro Celestino is a CFR player as of today!] (in Romanian). CFR 1907. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 

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