Yazalde Gomes Pinto

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For the Argentine footballer, see Héctor Yazalde.
Personal information
Full name Yazalde Gomes Pinto
Date of birth (1988-09-21) 21 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Vila do Conde, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Rio Ave
Number 88
Youth career
1999–2007 Varzim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Varzim 35 (8)
2009–2015 Braga 4 (0)
2009 Rio Ave (loan) 15 (4)
2010 Olhanense (loan) 14 (1)
2010–2012 Rio Ave (loan) 54 (14)
2012 Braga B 16 (1)
2013 Beira-Mar (loan) 15 (3)
2013–2014 Astra Giurgiu (loan) 26 (7)
2014 Gabala (loan) 15 (0)
2015 Gil Vicente (loan) 14 (1)
2015– Rio Ave 39 (4)
National team
2008 Portugal U20 9 (3)
2008–2010 Portugal U21 16 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 December 2016.

Yazalde Gomes Pinto (born 21 September 1988), known simply as Yazalde, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Rio Ave F.C. as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vila do Conde, Yazalde began playing professionally with second division's Varzim SC, making two appearances late in the 2006–07 season. He went on to establish himself as an important first-team member.

On 15 December 2008, Yazalde moved to Primeira Liga club S.C. Braga, signing a five 1/2-year contract effective as of January of the following year.[1] However, he would be immediately loaned until the end of the campaign to league strugglers Rio Ave FC; on 22 February, he scored the game's only goal at home against Vitória de Setúbal.

In mid-January 2010, after having appeared rarely for Braga during the season, Yazalde was loaned to fellow league sides S.C. Olhanense, for five months. In June he returned to Rio Ave, in the same predicament.[2]

Yazalde would be consecutively loaned by Braga in the following years, to S.C. Beira-Mar, FC Astra Giurgiu and Gabala FK.[3] On 27 June 2015 he returned to Rio Ave for a third spell, agreeing to a three-year deal.[4]

International career[edit]

Yazalde represented Portugal at under-21 level. As his father was born in Guinea-Bissau, Luís Norton de Matos (coach of the Bissauan national team) tried to persuade him to play for the Africans as a senior,[5] but the player aspired to appear for his country of birth.[6]


Astra Giurgiu


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