Bruno Braga

Bruno Manuel Araújo Braga (born 17 June 1983) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Leixões S.C. as a midfielder.

Bruno Braga
Personal information
Full name Bruno Manuel Araújo Braga
Date of birth (1983-06-17) 17 June 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth Massarelos, Portugal
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 25
Youth career
1991–1995 Porto
1995–2002 Salgueiros
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Salgueiros 27 (0)
2004–2006 Tirsense
2006–2008 Leça 28 (12)
2008–2010 Leixões 42 (5)
2010–2014 Rio Ave 103 (13)
2014 Benfica Luanda 13 (4)
2015 Penafiel 12 (1)
2015–2017 Chaves 74 (14)
2017–2019 Aves 33 (0)
2019– Leixões 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 February 2020

Club careerEdit

Born in Massarelos, Porto District, Braga began his career with hometown's S.C. Salgueiros, being sparingly used over the course of two second division seasons. In 2004, as the club was in the midst of a severe financial crisis – which eventually led to its liquidation – he left and signed for F.C. Tirsense, going on to spend several years in the lower leagues; in 2006–07, he helped Leça F.C. promote to the third level.

In the summer of 2008, Braga moved straight into the Primeira Liga, joining Leixões SC. He made his debut in the competition on 24 August by playing 20 minutes in a 1–3 home loss against C.D. Nacional,[1] and finished his debut campaign with 27 matches (22 starts) and five goals as the Matosinhos side finished in sixth position, narrowly missing out on qualification to the UEFA Europa League;[2] two of those came at the Estádio do Dragão in a 3–2 win over FC Porto,[3] as he won the SJPF Player of the Month award for October 2008.

Mainly due to injuries, Braga appeared less in 2009–10, and Leixões suffered relegation. He continued in the top flight, however, signing with Rio Ave FC.



Rio Ave



  1. ^ "Nacional resolve à bomba" [Nacional take care of business rocket-style]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 25 August 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Um sexto lugar e a segunda melhor classificação de sempre" [Sixth place and second best-ever finish]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 23 May 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Leixões vence FC Porto e sobe à liderança do campeonato" [Leixões beat FC Porto and climb to first place in league] (in Portuguese). TSF. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Aves ganha a Taça de Portugal graças a bis de Guedes" [Aves win Portuguese Cup thanks to Guedes brace]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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