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João Vieira Pinto

Personal information
Full nameJoão Manuel Vieira Pinto
Place of birthPorto, Portugal
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7.3 in)
Playing positionForward

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João Manuel Vieira Pinto (born 19 August 1971) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played mostly as a forward.

Blessed with formidable skills and scoring ability, he made his name mostly at a domestic level and as a key figure in the Portuguese national team's "Golden Generation", collecting 138 caps and scoring 35 goals all categories comprised (81/23 for the senior team alone), and representing the country in one World Cup and two European Championships.

In the club level, Pinto started his career with Boavista, but it was mainly associated with two of the biggest clubs in the country, Benfica and Sporting, with which he won one national championship each, for a total of six major titles combined. Over the course of 19 first division seasons, he played in 475 games and netted 116 goals.

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