Tiago Pires (footballer)

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Tiago Pires
Personal information
Full nameTiago Filipe dos Santos Pires
Date of birth (1987-01-02) 2 January 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1996–2006 Sporting CP
2006–2007 Genoa
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2007–2009 Genoa 0 (0)
2007–2008Lugano (loan) 4 (1)
2008–2009Potenza (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010 Operário 17 (1)
2010–2011 Juventude Évora 13 (0)
2011–2012 Atlético Reguengos 21 (1)
2012–2013 União Leiria 23 (0)
2013–2014 Naval 1 (0)
2014–2015 Vallemaggia
National team
2004–2005 Portugal U18 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 10 July 2016

Tiago Filipe dos Santos Pires (born 2 January 1987) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a defender.

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Club career

Italy

Born in Lisbon, Pires spent ten years at the Sporting Clube de Portugal academy, but could never represent the club as a senior. He signed with Italian side Genoa C.F.C. in the 2006 summer, [1] but was limited to reserve team football during his spell, also being loaned to AC Lugano in the Swiss Challenge League along with Alessandro Di Maio, Rivaldo González and Diogo Tavares and to Potenza S.C. alongside José Mamede. [2]

Tiago was an unused substitute for Potenza at the start of 2008–09 season. [3]

Portugal

Pires returned to his country in the 2009 off-season, going on to have one-season spells in the third division with CD Operário, Juventude Sport Clube, Atlético SC, U.D. Leiria and Associação Naval 1º de Maio. He moved back to Switzerland in 2014, joining amateurs (sixth level) AC Vallemaggia.

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References

  1. "Allenamento a Pegli per la squadra (ore 16)" [Training at Pegli for the squad (16:00)] (in Italian). Genoa C.F.C. 2 September 2006. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  2. "Il Genoa e' pronto a chiudere" [Genoa ready to close] (in Italian). Genoa C.F.C. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  3. "FOGGIA - POTENZA 1 - 0". santagatesi nel mondo (in Italian). 1 September 2008. Retrieved 14 July 2017.