|Full name||Tiago César Moreira Pereira|
|Date of birth||4 July 1975|
|Place of birth||Trofa, Portugal|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2004||→ Leiria (loan)||17||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tiago César Moreira Pereira (born 4 July 1975), known simply as Tiago (Portuguese pronunciation: [tiˈaɡu] ), is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.
He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 282 matches and six goals over 12 seasons, mainly in representation of União de Leiria (five years) and Boavista (three). He started and ended his extensive career with Trofense.
Born in Trofa, Porto District, tough-tackling Tiago started his professional career with F.C. Famalicão in 1993, and went on to represent in his country C.S. Marítimo, S.L. Benfica, U.D. Leiria, FC Porto (winning the 2002–03 UEFA Cup with the club and finishing the following campaign on loan with Leiria)and Boavista FC.
In July 2007, the 32-year-old returned to União Leiria. Two years later, after being instrumental in its return to the Primeira Liga after one year out, only missing one game, he moved to another team in the Segunda Liga, C.D. Trofense, which had just moved in the opposite direction. He remained in the second tier of Portuguese football with the latter side for several seasons, playing into his 40s.
Tiago also had abroad stints with Rayo Vallecano (1998–99) and CD Tenerife (1999–2000, both in the Spanish Segunda División), helping the Madrid club promote to La Liga.
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