Pedro Santos (footballer, born 1988)

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Pedro Santos
Santos Pedro Columbus Crew SC Meet the Team 2017.jpg
Santos with Columbus in 2017
Personal information
Full name Pedro Miguel Martins Santos
Date of birth (1988-04-22) 22 April 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Columbus Crew SC
Number 7
Youth career
1996–1997 Sporting CP
1997–2000 ADCEO
2000–2002 Sporting CP
2002–2008 Casa Pia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Casa Pia 39 (25)
2010–2012 Leixões 41 (5)
2012–2013 Vitória Setúbal 28 (4)
2013–2017 Braga 76 (18)
2013Astra Giurgiu (loan) 2 (1)
2014Rio Ave (loan) 14 (0)
2017– Columbus Crew SC 72 (12)
National team
2007 Portugal U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2019

Pedro Miguel Martins Santos (born 22 April 1988) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew SC as a winger.

After starting out at Casa Pia, he went on to amass Primeira Liga totals of 118 matches with 22 goals at the service of Vitória de Setúbal, Rio Ave and Braga. He represented Leixões in the Liga de Honra, and also competed professionally in Romania with Astra Giurgiu and the United States with Columbus Crew.

Santos represented Portugal at under-19 level.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Santos played youth football with three clubs, including Casa Pia A.C. from ages 13–19. He spent his first seasons as a senior in the lower leagues, scoring a career-best 17 goals in the 2009–10 season to help the team promote to the third division.

Subsequently, Santos moved to the professionals after signing with Leixões S.C. from the Liga de Honra. In his second year at the Estádio do Mar, he started in 23 of his 27 appearances (four goals) and the side finished in 11th position.

In the summer of 2012, Santos joined Vitória de Setúbal, making his debut in the Primeira Liga on 19 August of that year by coming as a 68th-minute substitute in a 2–2 away draw against C.D. Nacional, where he won a penalty and was also booked.[1][2] His first goal in the league arrived on 4 November, when he played 79 minutes and helped the hosts defeat Sporting CP 2–1.[3]

Santos moved to S.C. Braga also in the top level in the 2014 off-season, but split his debut campaign between FC Astra Giurgiu and Rio Ave FC, always on loan. After returning to his parent club, he helped to consecutive fourth-place finishes and scored 12 goals combined in the process; on 22 May 2016, he replaced Josué for the last minutes of regulation time in the final of the Taça de Portugal (2–2 draw), and converted his penalty shootout in a 4–2 triumph at the Estádio Nacional.[4]

On 7 August 2017, 29-year-old Santos signed for Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew SC as a designated player.[5] He made his debut 12 days later, playing 28 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against Orlando City SC.[6]

International career[edit]

Santos earned two caps for the Portuguese under-19 team, in as many friendlies against Spain in March 2007.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 October 2019[7][8]
Club Season League Domestic Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental[c] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Casa Pia 2008–09 Terceira Divisão 14 8 1 0 15 8
2009–10 Terceira Divisão 25 17 3 0 28 17
Total 39 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 25
Leixões 2010–11 Liga de Honra 14 1 2 0 2 0 18 1
2011–12 Liga de Honra 27 4 3 0 1 0 31 4
2012–13 Segunda Liga 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1
Total 41 5 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 51 6
Vitória Setúbal 2012–13 Primeira Liga 28 4 2 0 4 0 34 4
Braga 2013–14 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Primeira Liga 26 5 4 0 3 0 33 5
2015–16 Primeira Liga 23 7 7 1 3 2 8 0 41 10
2016–17 Primeira Liga 27 6 2 2 3 1 5 0 1[d] 0 38 9
2017–18 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 76 18 13 3 9 3 15 0 1 0 114 24
Astra Giurgiu (loan) 2013–14 Liga I 2 1 2 0 0 0 4 1
Rio Ave (loan) 2013–14 Primeira Liga 14 0 4 0 4 1 22 1
Columbus Crew SC 2017 MLS 9 0 0 0 5[e] 0 14 0
2018 30 1 0 0 3[e] 0 33 1
2019 33 11 2 0 35 11
Total 72 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 82 12
Career total 272 65 32 3 22 5 15 0 9 0 350 73
  1. ^ Includes the Taça de Portugal, Cupa României, and U.S. Open Cup
  2. ^ All appearances in the Taça da Liga
  3. ^ All appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Appearance in Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
  5. ^ a b Appearances in MLS Cup Playoffs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Casa Pia

Braga

Astra Giurgiu

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nacional 2–2 V. Setúbal" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Infantilidades a mais" [Too much of child's play] (in Portuguese). DNotícias. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ "V. Setúbal-Sporting, 2–1 (destaques)" [V. Setúbal-Sporting, 2–1 (highlights)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Sp. Braga vence Taça de Portugal" [Sp. Braga win Portuguese Cup] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Crew SC adds 3rd DP in Portuguese midfielder Pedro Santos". Columbus Crew SC. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  6. ^ "#MLS | David Villa sigue implacable" [#MLS | David Villa remains relentless] (in Spanish). Deporte Total USA. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ Pedro Santos at ForaDeJogo Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ Pedro Santos at Soccerway
  9. ^ "Finala Cupei României: Steaua-Astra 2–4 la lovituri de departajare (0–0 după prelungiri). Giurgiuvenii, la primul trofeu din istorie" [Romanian Cup Final: Steaua-Astra 2–4 in penalty shootout (0–0 after extra time). Giurgiu, the first trophy in history] (in Romanian). ProSport. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Pedro Santos – Leixões – Prémios foram entregues" [Pedro Santos – Leixões – Awards were handed out] (in Portuguese). Mitch Foot Futebol Matosinhos. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2017.

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