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Cristiano Figueiredo

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Born
1990 (29 years old)

Birth Place
Munich, Germany

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1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)

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Vitoria Setubal

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Portuguese Primeira Liga

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Cristiano Pereira Figueiredo (born 29 November 1990), known simply as Cristiano, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Vitória F.C. as a goalkeeper.

Club career
Born in Munich, Germany to Portuguese parents, Cristiano started playing youth football with Académico de Viseu FC, finishing his formation with S.C. Braga. He spent his first two years as a senior as the latter's third-choice, also being loaned to F.C. Vizela who acted as the farm team.

On 24 July 2011, Cristiano was signed by Valencia CF in Spain, being assigned to the B-side in the third division. He appeared in just five games during his only season.

In summer 2012, Cristiano returned to Portugal and Braga, being again third-string with the main squad and competing with the re-created reserves in the second level. He made his debut as a professional on 11 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–2 away draw against S.L. Benfica B.

For the 2014–15 campaign, Cristiano went on loan to Académica de Coimbra in the Primeira Liga. He appeared in 28 games across all competitions, helping his team narrowly avoid relegation.

On 5 January 2016, having been deemed surplus to requirements by manager Paulo Fonseca as several other Portuguese players, Cristiano signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Greek club Panetolikos FC.

International career
Cristiano won his first cap for the Portuguese under-21 side on 9 February 2011, playing the second half of a 3–1 friendly win over Sweden in Cartaxo.

Personal life
Cristiano's younger brother, Tobias, was also a footballer. A defender, he played youth football at Sporting Clube de Portugal.


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