Carla Couto

Carla Sofia Basilio Couto is a Portuguese former football striker who played for several clubs in the Campeonato Nacional de Futebol Feminino. In season 2011–12 she represented SS Lazio in Italy's Serie A.[1][2]

Carla Couto
Personal information
Full name Carla Sofia Basilio Couto
Date of birth (1974-04-12) 12 April 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Sporting CP
1992–1993 Trajouce
1993–1997 1º Dezembro
1997–1998 CF Benfica
1998–2002 1º Dezembro
2002 Guangdong Haiyin
2003–2011 1º Dezembro
2011–2012 Lazio 24 (4)
2012–2014 Valadares Gaia
National team
1993–2012 Portugal 145 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

A member of the Portugal national team since 1993,[3] Couto retired from the national team in July 2012. She scored 29 goals in her record 145 caps.[4]

Couto retired from football in 2014, after two seasons with Valadares Gaia. She spent a total of 14 years with 1º Dezembro and won 11 League titles and six Portuguese Women's Cups.[5]


  1. ^ Carla Couto wants to "dignify the name of Portugal"[permanent dead link] Rádio e Televisão de Portugal
  2. ^ Statistics in Soccerway
  3. ^ Profile in UEFA's website
  4. ^ "Carla Couto despede-se da seleção feminina com recorde". (in Portuguese). 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2013-06-27.[dead link]
  5. ^ Caetano, Filipe (11 June 2014). "Carla Couto pendurou as chuteiras, mas não vai deixar o futebol" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 24 December 2018.

External linksEdit

Carla CoutoFIFA competition record (archived)

  • Profile at Portal Futebol Feminino em Portugal (Portuguese)