Tiago Portuga

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Tiago Portuga
Personal information
Full nameTiago Venâncio Alves Pires
Date of birth (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Braga, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Grêmio Barueri
Senior career*
2011–2012 Grêmio Barueri 0 (0)
2011São Bento (loan)
2013 Santacruzense 3 (0)
2013 Rio Verde 3 (0)
2014–2015 Trofense 21 (0)
2015–2016 Oliveirense 23 (1)
2016–2017 Rayo Majadahonda 31 (5)
2017–2018 Cerceda 19 (3)
2018– Ebro 28 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 3 February 2019

Tiago Venâncio Alves Pires (born 20 October 1991), known as Tiago Portuga or simply Tiago, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club CD Ebro as a left back.

Association football Team field sport

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CD Ebro

Club Deportivo Ebro is a Spanish football club based in Zaragoza, in the autonomous community of Aragon. Founded in 1942, it plays in Segunda División B – Group 3, holding home games at Campo Municipal de Fútbol La Almozara, which has a capacity of 1,000 seats.


Football career


Born in Braga, Minho Province, Portuga started his senior career in Brazil after moving to that country at 8 months of age. He competed solely in the lower leagues or amateur football during his spell there, being part of Grêmio Barueri Futebol's Série B roster in 2012 but failing to appear in any matches. [1]

Braga Municipality in Norte, Portugal

Braga is a city and a municipality in the northwestern Portuguese district of Braga, in the historical and cultural Minho Province. The city has a resident population of 192,494 inhabitants, representing the seventh largest municipality in Portugal. Its area is 183.40 km². Its agglomerated urban area extends from the Cávado River to the Este River. It is the third-largest urban centre in Portugal.

Minho Province old Portuguese province

Minho was a former province of Portugal, established in 1936 and dissolved in 1976. It consisted of 23 municipalities, with its capital in the city of Braga. Today, the area would include the districts of Braga and Viana do Castelo. Minho has substantial Celtic influences and shares many cultural traits with neighbouring Galicia in Northwestern Spain. The region was part of the Roman Province and early Germanic medieval Kingdom of Gallaecia. Historical remains of Celtic Minho include Briteiros Iron Age Hillfort, the largest Gallaecian native stronghold in the Entre Douro e Minho region, in North Portugal. The University of Minho, founded in 1973, takes its name from the former province.

Grêmio Barueri Futebol association football club

Grêmio Barueri Futebol Ltda., generally known as Grêmio Barueri, or just as Barueri, was a Brazilian football club from Barueri, São Paulo state. The club was formerly known as Grêmio Recreativo Barueri and Grêmio Prudente Futebol Ltda.


Portuga returned to his homeland midway through 2013–14, signing a short-term contract with Segunda Liga club C.D. Trofense. [2] He made his professional debut on 16 February, starting and playing 61 minutes in a 1–3 home loss against C.D. Aves; [3] he made 18 appearances in his only full season, which ended in relegation.

The 2013–14 Segunda Liga, also known as the Liga Revolução by Cabovisão for sponsorship reasons, was the 24th season of the second-tier of football in Portugal. A total of 22 teams played in the league in this season.

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

Clube Desportivo Trofense, commonly known as Trofense, is a Portuguese football club based in Trofa, Portugal. Founded in 1930, it plays in Campeonato Nacional, holding home games at Estádio do Clube Desportivo Trofense, with a capacity of 5,074 spectators.

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

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For the 2015–16 campaign, Portuga joined third division side AD Oliveirense.

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Campeonato de Portugal (league)

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Portuga moved to Spain in the summer of 2016, representing in quick succession Segunda División B teams CF Rayo Majadahonda, [4] CCD Cerceda [5] and CD Ebro. [6] On 30 October 2018, he was sent off midway through the first half of the Copa del Rey tie against Valencia CF at La Romareda, but the La Liga club could only win 2–1 eventually. [7]

Segunda División B third tier of the football pyramid of professional football league in Spain

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CF Rayo Majadahonda

Club de Fútbol Rayo Majadahonda is a Spanish football team based in Majadahonda, in the autonomous community of Madrid. Founded in 1976 it plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Estadio Cerro del Espino, with a capacity of 3,376 seats.

CCD Cerceda

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