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Beto


ABOUT
ABOUT

António Alberto Bastos Pimparel known as Beto was born on 1st May 1982 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Beto is a professional Portuguese footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Göztepe.


Debut


Beto made his debut for Andalusians against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey cup. He started the match on his debut which eventually was lost with 1-2.


His La Liga debut came in the year 2013 February, winning 2-1 against Rayo Vallecano representing Sevilla.


He made his international debut with Portugal on a friendly match against Estonia which ended in a draw in 2009.


Rise to glory


He rose to the occasion when he stopped a penalty kick in the domestic cup final which they went on to lift the cup with a 6-2 margin.


He even saved 2 penalty kicks against Óscar Cardozo and Rodrigo in the final shoot out of UEFA Europa League against S.L. Benfica in it he year 2014.


Low points


Having performed well in the matches that mattered the most, Beto was still a second priority owing to better options on hand for goalkeeping.


Though being drafted into the 2010 FIFA world cup squad, he was only restricted to the bench which also continued in the UEFA Euro 2012.


After colliding with Karim Benzema in 2015, he dislocated his shoulder and was rested from the side.


The bad fate didn't stop yet, few months later he damaged his left leg which didn't allow him to recover quickly.


After making a come back in the same year, he was however not the same keeper as he used to be, conceding 5 goals against FC Barcelona.


Club career


He represented Sevilla in the La Liga from from 2012 to 2016. He currently plays for sporting in Primeira Liga.


He represented Leixões Primeira Liga and in the Segunda Liga from 2006-2009. He played for Porto in the Primeira Liga till 2011.

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