Sérgio Pinto (footballer, born 1973)
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|Full name||Sérgio Paulo Vieira Pinto|
|Date of birth||8 January 1973|
|Place of birth||Porto, Portugal|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|1986–1989||Bairro do Falcão|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After unsuccessfully emerging through local Boavista FC's youth system, Porto-born Pinto played almost exclusively in the lower leagues of his country, representing Ermesinde Sport Clube, F.C. Marco, Gondomar SC, C.D. Fátima, SC Lamego, C.D. Portosantense, Leça FC, F.C. Maia, F.C. Felgueiras and F.C. Lixa. From 1999-December 2004 he amassed 143 second division appearances, scoring ten goals.
In a 13-year senior career, Pinto also played one season with Football League First Division side Bradford City, appearing in less than half of the matches as the West Yorkshire club finished just one place above the relegation zone. He retired in June 2005, aged 32.
Pinto's older brother, João, was also a footballer. A forward, he played with team and individual success for S.L. Benfica and Sporting Clube de Portugal, also gaining more than 80 caps for the Portuguese national team. His nephew, Tiago, notably represented Rio Ave F.C.
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- Curado, Paulo (24 March 2015). "Tiago chega à selecção 13 anos depois da despedida do pai, João Vieira Pinto" [Tiago arrives in the national team 13 years after the farewell of his father, João Vieira Pinto] (in Portuguese). Público. Retrieved 6 April 2015.