Bruno Vale facts for kids
Vale in 2014
|Full name||Bruno Miguel Esteves do Vale|
|Date of birth||8 April 1983|
|Place of birth||Mafamude, Portugal|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|2005–2006||→ Estrela Amadora (loan)||30||(0)|
|2006–2007||→ União Leiria (loan)||2||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Varzim (loan)||7||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Vitória Setúbal (loan)||7||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Belenenses (loan)||16||(0)|
He spent most of his professional career in Cyprus with Apollon Limassol after being formed at Porto, appearing in more than 300 competitive matches for the former club.
Vale was born in Mafamude, Vila Nova de Gaia. A product of FC Porto's youth system, he was surprisingly picked for a Portugal match against Kazakhstan in August 2003, where he played 22 minutes as a substitute in a 1–0 friendly win; at the time, he was only third choice at his club. The following year, he represented the nation at the Summer Olympic Games, backing S.L. Benfica's José Moreira.
Subsequently, Vale played the 2005–06 season on loan to C.F. Estrela da Amadora in the Primeira Liga, also being selected to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. However, he injured his foot in a game against Germany in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, and was forced to pull out of the squad.
In 2006–07, Vale was loaned again, to top-division side U.D. Leiria. He went almost unnoticed there, moving the following campaign to the Segunda Liga with Varzim SC.
Vale was yet again loaned in July 2008, spending 2008–09 at Vitória de Setúbal in the top flight. The same happened in the following summer, and he again was backup or third choice in the 2009–10 season, now at Lisbon-based C.F. Os Belenenses– an injury to Nélson Pereira eventually propelled him to the starting eleven, as the club suffered top-tier relegation as second-bottom.
In the 2010 off-season, Vale was finally released by Porto, resuming his career with U.D. Oliveirense of division two. On 26 June 2012, the 29-year-old moved abroad for the first time, signing a two-year contract with Apollon Limassol in the Cypriot First Division.
Vale returned to Portugal and Oliveirense after seven years in June 2019, with the 36-year-old agreeing to a one-year deal. On 4 June 2020, he announced his retirement.
|Estrela Amadora (loan)||2005–06||Primeira Liga||30||0||0||0||—||30||0|
|União Leiria (loan)||2006–07||Primeira Liga||2||0||0||0||—||2||0|
|Varzim (loan)||2007–08||Segunda Liga||7||0||1||0||—||8||0|
|Vitória Setúbal (loan)||2008–09||Primeira Liga||7||0||3||0||2||0||12||0|
|Belenenses (loan)||2009–10||Primeira Liga||16||0||2||0||—||18||0|
|Apollon Limassol||2012–13||Cypriot First Division||28||0||7||0||—||35||0|
|2013–14||Cypriot First Division||36||0||7||0||6||0||49||0|
|2014–15||Cypriot First Division||32||0||2||0||7||0||41||0|
|2015–16||Cypriot First Division||35||0||7||0||6||0||48||0|
|2016–17||Cypriot First Division||33||0||6||0||2||0||41||0|
|2017–18||Cypriot First Division||35||0||7||0||11||0||55||0|
|2018–19||Cypriot First Division||30||0||4||0||13||0||47||0|
- Primeira Liga: 2003–04
- Cypriot Cup: 2012–13, 2015–16, 2016–17
- Cypriot Super Cup: 2016, 2017
- UEFA European Under-16 Championship: 2000
- Toulon Tournament Best Goalkeeper: 2003
In Spanish: Bruno Vale para niños
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