Pedro Guerreiro de Jesus Correia
Correia before a game with Crotone
|Full name||Pedro Guerreiro de Jesus Correia|
|Date of birth||27 March 1987|
|Place of birth||Oeiras, Portugal|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2007–2008||→ Olhanense (loan)||22||(1)|
|2013–2016||Vitória Guimarães B||10||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.
Born in Oeiras, Lisbon District, Correia joined S.L. Benfica's youth academy at age 8, eventually becoming the only player of his age to get a professional contract in 2006. During his formative years, he suffered a pubalgia and also sprained his ankle, the latter ailment sidelining him for six months.
Correia was part of Fernando Santos's senior squad in the 2006–07 season, but only started being selected after the departure of Alcides. He only managed one bench appearance during this timeframe, on 20 May 2007 against Académica de Coimbra.
In the 2007 summer, Correia was loaned to Segunda Liga club S.C. Olhanense. He made his professional debut on 5 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 home loss to Gondomar S.C. for the first edition of the Taça da Liga.
After being regularly played during his spell in Algarve, Correia was called-up by Benfica in May 2008 for the season ending tour in Africa. At its closure, he expressed his hope to be part of the pre-season squad for the 2008–09 campaign; however, this did not come to pass and, after his contract expired, he signed with Racing de Ferrol from the Spanish Segunda División B.
Fátima / Crotone
A year later, Correia returned to Portugal and reunited with former Benfica juniors coach Rui Vitória at C.D. Fátima, with the latter having already deemed the former to be best national right-back of his generation. After starting in all his league appearances to help his team finish eighth, Correia joined F.C. Crotone of the Italian Serie B.
Correia moved back to his homeland and its second level in July 2013, again reuniting with Vitória but now at Vitória de Guimarães, as an intended replacement for retired Alex. In March 2014, as he was first-choice, he fractured a tibia; the initial estimated time for his recovery was six to nine months, but he ended up being only fit to compete again in May 2015.
Correia helped Portugal finish third in the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, playing three games in the tournament. He also represented the nation at the 2006 European Under-19 Championship and the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, totalling two appearances.
- As of 30 March 2016
- Vitória Guimarães
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- "O resistente" [The resilient]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 January 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Pedro Correia estreia-se nas convocatórias oficiais" [Pedro Correia gets first official selection]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 January 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Pedro Correia substitui Alcides" [Pedro Correia replaces Alcides]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 December 2006. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Santos convoca todos os disponíveis" [Santos calls all the available]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 May 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Benfica: Pedro Correia emprestado ao Olhanense" [Benfica: Pedro Correia loaned to Olhanense] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 20 July 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Futebol: Olhanense – Pedro Correia é oitavo reforço" [Football: Olhanense – Pedro Correia is addition number eight] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 20 July 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Taça da Liga: Gondomar vence em Olhão" [League Cup: Gondomar wins in Olhão]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 August 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Trio com prova de fogo" [Trio faces harsh test]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 May 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Pedro Correia: «Quero fazer a pré-época»" [Pedro Correia: "I want to make the pre-season"]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 May 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
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- "Pedro Correia por terra italianas" [Pedro Correia in Italian lands] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
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- "Pedro Correia: «Clube ainda maior do que eu pensava»" [Pedro Correia: "An even bigger club than I thought"]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 July 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Pedro Correia vai ser operado" [Pedro Correia will undergo surgery]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
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- "Pedro Correia volta mais de um ano depois" [Pedro Correia returns over a year later]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 22 May 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
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