Antonio Alberto Bastos Pimparel or simply known as Beto is a Portuguese professional football player who plays as a goalkeeper for Portugal national football team and Turkish football club, Goztepe S.K. He started his professional football from Portuguese club Sporting CP and has played for several other clubs including Casa Pia, Chaves, Marco Leixoes, Porto, CFR Cluj, Braga, Sevilla, and Goztepe. Besides playing for several European football clubs, he has also represented the Portuguese U-21 side and has been representing Portugal senior team since 2009. The goalkeeper has played in FIFA World Cup in 2010 and 2014 editions and UEFA Euro 2012. He was also included in the Portuguese squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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He has won three UEFA Europa Leagues with two different clubs, one for Porto FC and two for Sevilla.
Early Life of Beto
Beto was born on 1 May 1982. His birthplace is Lisbon, Portugal. He holds Portuguese Nationality. Detailed information about his parents is not found in any source of media. At the age of 10, he started his amateur football career at Ponte Frielas in 1992.
Career of Beto
Sporting CP, Casa Pia AC, G.D Chaves
Beto joined the Sporting CP youth system in 1995. He was promoted to the club’s senior team in 2002. He was loaned to neighbors Casa Pia AC in the same year. Beto then joined G.D. Chaves in 2004 and moved to F.C. Marco, a season later. In 2006, he joined Lexioes S.C, where he helped his club to return to the Primeira Liga.
Porto, CFR Cluj, Braga
In 2009, Beto joined FC Porto in a four-year deal for 750,000 Euro. Porto kept him as a backup goalkeeper, where he played very few matches in three seasons winning 2010-11 Primeira Liga, 2009-10, and 2010-11 Taca de Portugal, 2010 Supertaca Candido de Oliveira, and 2010-11 UEFA Europa League.
He was loaned to Romanian club CFR Cluj for the 2011-12 season, where he won Liga I for the club.
He then returned to his home country in 2012, signing with S.C. Braga for two years.
After the end of his first season at Braga, the club loaned Beto to Spanish club Sevilla in 2013. Sevilla made his move permanent in the same year. He has won UEFA Europa League twice in 2013-14 and 2014-15 with Sevilla. Following the rise of David Soria from the club’s youth system, Sevilla demoted Beto to the third-choice.
Return to Sporting
In August 2016, Beto returned to Sporting, where he signed a two-year contract with the club.
After a season at Sporting, Beto Turkish club Goztepe in July 2017 for an undisclosed fee.
International Career of Beto
Initially, Beto represented the Portugal U21 team in 2002. He was called up for the senior team in 2009 and made his senior debut in June 2009 against Estonia. He was an unused goalkeeper for Portugal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2012 UEFA Euro Cup. He made his World Cup debut in June 2014 against the United States in the second group stage match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He was also included in the 24-man squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup later in Russia.
Body features of Beto
Beto stands 1.83 m tall i.e. 6 feet. He has a bodyweight of 81 kg. He has an athletic body build. He maintains his body well.
Personal Life of Beto
Beto does not have any official accounts on social media like Instagram or Facebook. Thus, his personal life is quite private. No information about his personal life can be found in any online media. We are still uncertain about his relationship status. He might be single or married.
Net Worth of Beto
As of 2018, the 36-years old goalkeeper has an estimated net worth reported to be around $750,000. He has an annual salary of around $704k. His net worth comes from his assets, incomes, and endorsements.
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