Tiago Jorge Oliveira Lopes

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Tiago Lopes
Personal information
Full nameTiago Jorge Oliveira Lopes
Date of birth (1989-01-04) 4 January 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
2000–2005 Coimbrões
2005–2006 Padroense
2006–2008 Candal
Senior career*
2008–2010 Valle d'Aosta 25 (2)
2010–2011 Espinho 24 (2)
2011–2012 Tondela 5 (0)
2012–2013 Trofense 29 (2)
2013–2014 Covilhã 20 (0)
2014–2017 CFR Cluj 88 (4)
2017– Kayserispor 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 24 December 2018

Tiago Jorge Oliveira Lopes (born 4 January 1989) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Kayserispor as a right back.

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

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Football career

Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Lopes kickstarted his senior career in Italian amateur football. Returned to his country in 2010, he spent one season apiece in the third division with S.C. Espinho and C.D. Tondela.

Vila Nova de Gaia Municipality in Norte, Portugal

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In the summer of 2012, Lopes signed with Segunda Liga club C.D. Trofense. He played his first game as a professional on 12 August, featuring the full 90 minutes in a 0–2 away loss against C.D. Aves. [1]

C.D. Trofense association football team from Trofa,Portugal

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C.D. Aves association football team from Vila das Aves,Portugal

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For the 2013–14 campaign, Lopes joined fellow league side S.C. Covilhã. On 19 January 2014, as his contract was about to expire, the 25-year-old moved abroad after agreeing to a two-and-a-half-year deal at CFR Cluj in the Romanian Liga I. [2]

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S.C. Covilhã association football club in Portugal

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CFR Cluj association football club in Romania

Fotbal Club CFR 1907 Cluj, commonly known as CFR Cluj, is a Romanian professional football club based in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County. It was founded in 1907, with current name "CFR" being the acronym for Căile Ferate Române.

Lopes scored his first top flight goal on 29 September 2014, netting the game's only in a home win over FC Universitatea Cluj. [3]

FC Universitatea Cluj association football club in Romania

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Personal life

Lopes's twin brother, Hélder, was also a footballer and a defender. [4] [5]

Hélder Lopes (footballer) Portuguese footballer

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  1. "D. Aves-Trofense, 2–0: Golos a abrir e a fechar" [D. Aves-Trofense, 2–0: One early goal and another late one]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. "Tiago Lopes nos romenos do Cluj" [Tiago Lopes to Romania's Cluj]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 19 January 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  3. "VIDEO CFR – Universitatea Cluj 1–0 » Gazdele cîştigă cu un gol marcat în minutul 94 şi egalează Steaua în fruntea clasamentului" [VIDEO CFR – Universitatea Cluj 1–0 » Hosts win with goal scored in the 94th minute and equal Steaua at the top of the table]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 29 September 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  4. "Criza fara sfarsit la CFR, jucatori din liga a II-a portugheza, Tiago Lopes ultimul venit in Gruia" [Crisis without end at CFR, players from the second Portuguese league, Tiago Lopes the last one that arrived in Gruia] (in Romanian). Stirile Pro TV. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  5. "FOTO EXCLUSIV E dorit de "caini" si e rivalul FCSB, dar anunta: "Steaua n-are cum sa rateze titlul"" [EXCLUSIVE PHOTO He is wanted by "the dogs" and he is the rival of FCSB but announces: "Steaua cannot miss the title"]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 19 April 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.