Retrieved 30 August Record in Portuguese. Olivais e Moscavide ;  in he married television presenter Marisa Cruz, with the couple divorcing five years later.
Retrieved 30 August Pinto's performance in the first youth competition earned him a transfer to Atlético Madrid in , but he was placed instead with the club's B-team. Arguably, the lack of quality of a poorly managed Benfica side played a part in his lack of development after , as he was considered as the main talent of the Portuguese squad alongside playmaker Rui Costa. As a child, he impressed with his speed and ball control, and was subsequently one of the brightest stars in Portugal's wins in the FIFA U World Cup in Riyadh and Lisbon , being one of three players ever to have been on the winning side in this competition twice, along with goalkeeper Fernando Brassard whom however did not play in the first tournament and Argentinian Sergio Agüero ;    additionally, he made his Primeira Liga debut at only
BBC Sport. Jornal de Notícias in Portuguese. Retrieved 27 May O Jogo in Portuguese.
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After a forgettable season he rejoined Boavista, played every game, scored eight goals and helped his team win the Portuguese Cup , in a final against city rivals Porto; shortly after, he signed with S. Club[ edit ] Pinto started to play football at the age of seven in amateur boy's teams. Pinto's performance in the first youth competition earned him a transfer to Atlético Madrid in , but he was placed instead with the club's B-team. Record in Portuguese. Retrieved 7 February Retrieved 21 February Although he was close to signing with Al-Hilal FC of Saudi Arabia in the January transfer window , he remained with his first professional club. Estrela da Amadora player during a practice match. Never recovering fully from the incident at the latter tournament, he failed to impress in the following seasons, when Sporting failed to reach the top two spots, and in he was released from contract, returning to Boavista. Akhbaar
Retrieved 1 April Alongside the date of the transfer, the clubs involved and the transfer fee, it also displays the market value of the player at the time of the transfer. Retrieved 27 May Although he was close to signing with Al-Hilal FC of Saudi Arabia in the January transfer window , he remained with his first professional club.
Record in Portuguese. Retrieved 30 October Estrela da Amadora player during a practice match.