Tiago Pereira

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Tiago
Personal information
Full name Tiago César Moreira Pereira
Date of birth (1975-07-04) 4 July 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth Trofa, Portugal
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1987–1992 Trofense
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1992–1993 Trofense 17 (2)
1993–1995 Famalicão 43 (0)
1995−1997 Maritimo 36 (0)
1997−1998 Benfica 24 (1)
1998−1999 Rayo Vallecano 22 (1)
1999−2000 Tenerife 29 (0)
2000−2002 Leiria 61 (2)
2002−2004 Porto 25 (1)
2004Leiria (loan) 17 (1)
2004−2007 Boavista 80 (1)
2007−2009 Leiria 54 (0)
2009−2016 Trofense 223 (7)
Total631(16)
National team
1996 Portugal U21 2 (0)
* 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.

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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. [1]

Club career

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) [2] 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. [3] [4] [5] [1]

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. [1]

Honours

Porto

Leiria

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Figueiredo, João Tiago (24 May 2016). "Tiago diz adeus: a mágoa no Benfica e o inesquecível FC Porto" [Tiago says goodbye: sorrow at Benfica and the unforgettable FC Porto] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. "Mercado de Leiria abastece o campeão" [Leiria market provides for the champions]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 February 2004. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  3. "Tiago: "Ainda é cedo para falar em subida"" [Tiago: "It's still early to talk about promotion"]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 February 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  4. "Tiago denuncia "situações graves" de salários em atraso" [Tiago denounces "serious situations" in unpaid wages]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  5. "Trofense regressa ao trabalho a 1 de julho" [Trofense return to work on 1 July]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 June 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014.