|Full name||Tiago Venâncio Alves Pires|
|Date of birth||20 October 1991|
|Place of birth||Braga, Portugal|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2011||→ São Bento (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 3 February 2019|
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