|Full name||Rúben Rafael de Melo Silva Pinto|
|Date of birth||24 April 1992|
|Place of birth||Odivelas, Portugal|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2015||→ Paços Ferreira (loan)||16||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:14, 20 December 2016 (UTC).
Born in Odivelas, Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Pinto joined S.L. Benfica's youth system in 2004, aged 12. He was promoted to the first team for the 2011–12 season, being limited to a sole bench appearance in that first year; in June 2011 he signed his first professional contract, running until 2015 with a €30 million clause.
Pinto made his professional debuts in the 2012–13 campaign, competing with the B-team in the Segunda Liga. He made his first appearance in the competition on 28 April 2013, starting and playing 73 minutes in the 1–1 home draw against F.C. Arouca.
Pinto scored his first goal as a professional on 26 August 2013, in a 3–0 home win over Portimonense SC. On 25 January of the following year, he was again an unused substitute for the main squad, in a game against Gil Vicente F.C. for the Taça da Liga.
On 7 January 2015, F.C. Paços de Ferreira signed Pinto on a loan deal until the end of the season. He scored his first goal in the Primeira Liga on 4 May, playing the full 90 minutes and helping to a 2–2 home draw against S.C. Braga.
Pinto gained 65 caps for Portugal, all youth categories comprised. On 2 June 2013 he made his debut with the under-21s, coming on midway through the second half of the 2–0 friendly win with Croatia.
- As of 5 January 2015
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- "Cláusula de 30 milhões blinda Ruben Pinto" [30 million clause ties Ruben Pinto]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "Benfica B 1–1 Arouca" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
- "Benfica B 3–0 Portimonense" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- "Rúben Pinto assina pelo FC Paços de Ferreira" [Rúben Pinto signs for FC Paços de Ferreira] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços de Ferreira. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- "Rúben Pinto deixa o Benfica e assina pelos azuis" [Rúben Pinto leaves Benfica and signs for the blues]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
- "Portugal-Croácia, 2–0" [Portugal-Croatia, 2–0]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "Ruben Pinto". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 June 2014.