Tininho (Portuguese footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Miguel Ângelo Karim Simões Fazenda
Date of birth (1980-10-13) 13 October 1980 (age 43)
Place of birth Beira, Mozambique
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Left back
Youth career
1993–1994 Mem Martins
1994–1999 Estrela Amadora
Senior career*
1999–2000 Torreense 24 (0)
2000–2001 Damaiense
2001–2004 Micaelense 76 (4)
2004–2007 Beira-Mar 90 (2)
2007–2008 West Bromwich Albion 1 (0)
2008Barnsley (loan) 3 (0)
2008–2009 Belenenses 13 (0)
2009 Steaua București 0 (0)
2009 Steaua II 4 (0)
2010–2011 Leixões 14 (0)
2012 Portimonense 8 (0)
2012–2013 Atlético 34 (1)
2015–2016 Pinhalnovense 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Miguel Ângelo Karim Simões Fazenda (born 13 October 1980), known as Tininho, is a Portuguese retired professional footballer who played as a left back.


Football career

Early career

Born in Beira, Mozambique, Tininho spent his first five years as a senior playing in the lower leagues of Portugal (third or fourth tiers). In summer 2004 he signed with S.C. Beira-Mar of the Primeira Liga, suffering relegation in his first season but achieving promotion in his second, as champions.

In the 2006–07 campaign, Tininho appeared in every single league match and totalled 2,544 minutes of play, but the Aveiro side were immediately relegated back to the Segunda Liga. [1]


In late July 2007, Tininho signed for English club West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal worth £230,000, after a successful trial. [2] He made his competitive debut on 11 August in a 1–2 defeat at Burnley, on the opening day of the season. [3] However, he did not play another league game for Albion and, in January 2008 was loaned to fellow Championship side Barnsley for a month, in order to "acclimatise to this league". [4]

On 11 August 2008, Tininho was released from his WBA contract with a view to him returning to Portugal, with Leixões SC. [5] However, nothing came of it, and he eventually joined C.F. Os Belenenses also in the top division in mid-December; [6] the Lisbon team eventually finished second from bottom, being later reinstated after C.F. Estrela da Amadora's demotion due to financial irregularities.

Later years

On 23 July 2009, Tininho signed for FC Steaua București from Romania on a free transfer, agreeing on a one-year contract with an option for a further two seasons. [7] He only played one competitive match during his tenure, against St Patrick's Athletic for the season's UEFA Europa League (four minutes in a 3–0 home win for the last playoff round), being mostly associated with the reserves in the Liga II.

On 6 October 2009, Tininho terminated his contract with Steaua. [8] After several months without a club, he finally joined Leixões for 2010–11's second level. [9]

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  1. "Baggies complete Tininho signing". BBC Sport. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2008.
  2. "Tininho bags Albion deal". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 31 July 2007. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2008.
  3. "Burnley vs WBA". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 11 August 2007. Archived from the original on 13 February 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2008.
  4. "Barnsley secure Tininho loan deal". BBC Sport. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2008.
  5. "Albion release Tininho". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008.
  6. "Official, Tininho to Belenenses". Transfermarketweb. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2008.
  7. "Steaua l-a transferat pe Miguel Tininho" [Miguel Tininho transfers to Steaua] (in Romanian). FC Steaua București. 23 July 2009. Archived from the original on 21 July 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  8. "Miguel Tininho si-a reziliat contractul!" [Miguel Tininho ends contract!] (in Romanian). FC Steaua București. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2009.
  9. "Paulo Ribeiro e Tininho assinam por uma época" [Paulo Ribeiro and Tininho sign for one season]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 June 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2019.