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Pedro Barbosa
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Full name Pedro Alexandre dos Santos Barbosa
Date of birth August 6, 1970 (1970-08-06) (age 39)
Place of birth    Gondomar, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1988–1989 FC Porto
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1989–1991
1991–1995
1995–2005
Freamunde
Vitória Guimarães
Sporting CP
054 (12)
108 (20)
259 (39)   
National team
1992–2002 Portugal 022 0(5)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

For the 16th century jurist, see Pedro Barbosa (jurist).

Pedro Alexandre dos Santos Barbosa (born August 6, 1970 in Gondomar; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpedɾu bɐɾˈbɔzɐ]) is a former Portuguese professional footballer, best known for his spell at Sporting Clube de Portugal.

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Club career

An attacking midfielder with above-average technical skills, Barbosa first came to prominence playing for Vitória de Guimarães, joining Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1995–96, where he spent ten seasons.[1] He contributed heavily to the capital side's 2000 and 2002 league titles.

After retiring in 2005, having netted a career-best nine goals in his penultimate year,[1] Barbosa became Sporting's football director,[2] leaving the post in early November 2009, after coach Paulo Bento's resignation.

International career

Barbosa won 22 caps for the Portugal national team and scored five goals, during 10 years. He represented the nation at UEFA Euro 1996 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

References

  1. ^ a b Pedro Barbosa's big day; UEFA.com, 17 May 2005
  2. ^ 'Top opponents and interesting trips'; UEFA.com, 28 August 2009

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