Sérgio Pinto (footballer, born 1973)

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Vieira and the second or paternal family name is Pinto.
Sérgio Pinto
Personal information
Full name Sérgio Paulo Vieira Pinto
Date of birth (1973-01-08) 8 January 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Boavista
1986–1989 Bairro do Falcão
1989–1991 Boavista
1991–1992 Arsenal Bessa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Ermesinde
1993–1994 Marco 31 (4)
1994–1995 Gondomar
1995–1996 Fátima
1996–1997 Bradford City 18 (0)
1997–1998 Lamego
1998–1999 Portosantense
1999–2000 Leça 20 (8)
2000–2003 Maia 82 (2)
2003–2004 Felgueiras 41 (0)
2005 Lixa 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sérgio Paulo Vieira Pinto (born 8 January 1973) is a Portuguese retired professional footballer who played as a right midfielder.

Football career[edit]

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,[1] 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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[2] His nephew, Tiago, notably represented Rio Ave F.C.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BRADFORD CITY: 1946/47 – 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Portuguese men-a-broad". The Football Association. 4 September 2002. Archived from the original on 25 August 2004. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  3. ^ 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. 

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