Yazalde Gomes Pinto
|Full name||Yazalde Gomes Pinto|
|Date of birth||21 September 1988|
|Place of birth||Vila do Conde, Portugal|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2009||→ Rio Ave (loan)||15||(4)|
|2010||→ Olhanense (loan)||14||(1)|
|2010–2012||→ Rio Ave (loan)||54||(14)|
|2013||→ Beira-Mar (loan)||15||(3)|
|2013–2014||→ Astra Giurgiu (loan)||26||(7)|
|2014||→ Gabala (loan)||15||(0)|
|2015||→ Gil Vicente (loan)||14||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 December 2016.
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. 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.
Yazalde would be consecutively loaned by Braga in the following years, to S.C. Beira-Mar, FC Astra Giurgiu and Gabala FK. On 27 June 2015 he returned to Rio Ave for a third spell, agreeing to a three-year deal.
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, but the player aspired to appear for his country of birth.
- Astra Giurgiu
- Yazalde to Sporting Braga; Transfermarketweb, 15 December 2008
- "Yazalde e Mário Felgueiras reforçam plantel sénior" [Yazalde and Mário Felgueiras strengthen first team] (in Portuguese). Rio Ave F.C. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
- ""Qəbələ"də iki yeni futbolçu" [Two new footballers in Gabala] (in Azerbaijani). Gabala FK. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
- "José Postiga, Yazalde and Pedrinho – Welcome home". Rio Ave F.C. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- Norton de Matos quer "portugueses" no jogo com Uganda (Norton de Matos wants "Portuguese" players in game with Uganda); Record, 2 December 2010 (Portuguese)
- Yazalde na pista de João Tomás (Yazalde on João Tomás' tracks); O Jogo (Portuguese)