Tiago Targino

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Tiago Targino
Personal information
Full name Tiago João Targino da Silva
Date of birth (1986-06-06) 6 June 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Beja, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1995–2002 Desportivo Beja
2002–2004 Vitória Guimarães
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2012 Vitória Guimarães 109 (15)
2008 Manisaspor (loan) 10 (0)
2008–2009 Randers (loan) 17 (1)
2012 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 13 (1)
2012–2013 Olhanense 29 (4)
2013–2014 AEL Limassol 14 (1)
2014 Jagiellonia Białystok 0 (0)
2015 Trofense 0 (0)
2016 Académica Lobito
National team
2006–2007 Portugal U20 13 (1)
2007 Portugal U21 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2014.

Tiago João Targino da Silva (born 6 June 1986 in Beja), known as Targino, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward.

Club career[edit]

The son of a Brazilian who played for a host of Portuguese clubs such as C.D. Beja, Portimonense S.C. and S.C. Olhanense,[1][2] Targino started his professional career in 2004 with Vitória de Guimarães, having joined its youth academy two years before. He made his Primeira Liga debut on 12 December 2004, appearing in a 1–3 away loss against F.C. Penafiel,[3] and finished his debut season with two first-team goals, notably in a 1–0 home win over S.C. Beira-Mar, scoring in the 90th minute.[4]

In January 2008, Targino was loaned to Turkish Süper Lig's Manisaspor.[5] He had started the campaign with Vitória, netting in a 1–0 home success against C.D. Nacional on 17 September 2007,[6] but received relatively little playing time.

After the season's end, Targino was again loaned, joining Danish Superliga side Randers FC.[5][7] He made his team debut against Brøndby IF as a late substitute in a 3–0 away win,[8] again coming from the bench in the next game, with FC Nordsjælland. After teammate Mikkel Beckmann was injured against FC Midtjylland, he featured in the starting lineup the following three matches, as a right winger; he scored his only league goal in a 2–0 away success, also against Midtjylland.[9]

Targino returned to Guimarães for 2009–10 but, midway through the campaign, suffered a serious cruciate ligament injury which put him out of action for nearly one year.[10] On 8 November 2010, in his second game after returning, he came from the bench and scored twice to help his team come from behind to win it 3–2 at Sporting Clube de Portugal, the Minho club's first win in Lisbon in 14 years.[10]


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