Tomás Barroso

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Tomás Barroso
No. 21S.L. Benfica
Position Point guard
League Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol
Personal information
Born (1990-11-02) 2 November 1990 (age 29)
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
Playing career2010–present
Career history
1999–2004Basquete de Albufeira
2004–2006 Imortal DC
2006–2008Espacio Torrelodones
2008–present Benfica
2010–2011Ginásio (loan)

Tomás Cabrita dos Santos Nunes Barroso (born 2 November 1990) is a Portuguese basketball player for S.L. Benfica and the Portugal national team.



Born in Albufeira, Barroso developed his basketball skills from a young age, playing for his hometown club, Clube de Basquete de Albufeira. After five seasons, he moved to the same city rival, Imortal DC, but spent only two seasons, before scouts noted him and took him to Spain. [1]

At 16 years of age, Barroso moved alone to Torrelodones, a small town, 24 kilometers (15 mi) from Madrid, competing for Espacio Torrelodones in the Liga EBA, plus on the Regional Under-18 Championship where they eliminated on the knockout stages by Real Madrid. [1]

However, he sustained a knee injury that required surgery, so he opted to return to Portugal, and joined Benfica, which had approached him, as he finished his recovery. [1]

Barroso started his professional career in 2010, and between choices to stay at Benfica; being loaned out to Spain; or to Ginásio da Figueira; he chose the latter, and joined them shortly after the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. [2] A year later, he returned to Benfica, [3] and helped the Reds won four league titles in a row, plus more than ten other cups, also debuting in European competitions, in the 2014–15 EuroChallenge. [4] For the 2015–16 season, he replaced Diogo Carreira as team captain. [5]



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  1. 1 2 3 "Entrevista a Tomás Barroso" [Interview to Tomás Barroso]. (in Portuguese). 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  2. "Tomás Barroso no Ginásio" [Tomas Barroso at Ginásio]. (in Portuguese). 26 August 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  3. "Tomás Barroso regressa ao Benfica" [Tomás Barroso returns to Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 August 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  4. "Benfica 'renovou' as bases do futuro" [Benfica renews with point guards]. Sapo (in Portuguese). 13 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  5. "Principal objetivo do Benfica é recuperar o título perdido para o FC Porto" [Main objective is to recover the title lost to FC Porto]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 September 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2018.