Beto with Portugal in 2017
|Full name||António Alberto Bastos Pimparel|
|Date of birth||1 May 1982|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2001–2004||Sporting CP B||25||(0)|
|2002–2003||→ Casa Pia (loan)||38||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ CFR Cluj (loan)||27||(0)|
|2013||→ Sevilla (loan)||14||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 December 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018
He made a name for himself at Leixões before transferring to Porto in 2009, being a backup during two seasons. After one season in Romania with CFR Cluj he joined Sevilla in January 2013, going on appear in 87 competitive matches and winning two Europa League trophies.
Sporting / Leixões
Beto was born in Lisbon. After unsuccessfully developing in local Sporting CP's youth system (he only played one season with the first team, being third-choice), he played one season on loan to neighbours Casa Pia AC, being released in June 2004.
After one year each with G.D. Chaves and F.C. Marco, both in the second division, Beto joined Leixões S.C. for the 2006–07 campaign, helping the Matosinhos club return to the Primeira Liga and only missing a combined seven matches in his three seasons.
In March 2009, before 2008–09 ended, Beto agreed to a move to FC Porto, in a four-year deal worth €750.000 effective as of June. During his two-season spell he acted almost exclusively as backup to Brazilian Helton, being mostly restricted to Taça de Portugal matches; on 22 May 2011, with the score at 2–2, he stopped a penalty kick in the domestic cup final, with his team eventually winning 6–2 in the Portuguese capital.
Braga and Sevilla
For 2011–12, Beto was loaned to Romanian side CFR Cluj, only missing seven Liga I contests during the season for the eventual champions. Released by Porto he returned to his country in the following summer, signing for two years with S.C. Braga; however, late into the following transfer window, he moved to Sevilla FC as the Spaniards were looking to strengthen the position following the departure of Diego López to Real Madrid – the loan was arranged until June, with the possibility of a permanent transfer afterwards.
Profiting from injury to Andrés Palop, Beto made his debut with the Andalusians one day after arriving, starting in a 1–2 away loss against Atlético Madrid for the season's Copa del Rey semi-final first leg, with his team playing the last eight minutes with only nine players. His first La Liga match came on 3 February 2013, in a 2–1 home win over Rayo Vallecano.
Beto was subsequently signed on a permanent basis, being first-choice for head coach Unai Emery. He contributed with 43 appearances all competitions comprised in the 2013–14 campaign, including ten in the team's victorious run in the UEFA Europa League, where he saved two penalties from Óscar Cardozo and Rodrigo in the final's shootout against S.L. Benfica.
Beto spent several months of 2014–15 on the sidelines, due to injury: first, a shoulder dislocation after a collision with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, followed by an ailment to his left leg. After finishing the season as backup to Sergio Rico, he was reinstated by Emery for the 2015 UEFA Super Cup, performing well overall but conceding five goals in the 4–5 loss to FC Barcelona.
Return to Sporting
On 6 August 2016, free agent Beto signed a two-year contract with former team Sporting. He made his debut in competitive games for his first club on 13 October 2016, at the age of 34 years and five months, keeping a clean sheet in a 1–0 away win against F.C. Famalicão for the Portuguese Cup; he dedicated the performance to his late father.
On 29 July 2017, shortly after having expressed a desire to leave Sporting in order to have a better chance of 2018 FIFA World Cup selection, Beto joined Göztepe S.K. from Turkey for an undisclosed fee.
Beto made his debut for Portugal on 10 June 2009, in a 0–0 friendly match in Estonia. After finishing 2009–10 in Porto's starting 11, he was named by manager Carlos Queiroz in a provisional 24-player list for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, making the final cut for the finals in South Africa where he did not leave the substitutes' bench. He was also an unused part of the squad at UEFA Euro 2012.
Beto was also selected four years later for the tournament in Brazil, making his debut in the competition on 22 June against the United States in the second group stage match, after starter Rui Patrício was injured in the first encounter against Germany. He was named in the provisional 24-man squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, being also picked for the following year's World Cup.
- As of match played on 17 January 2017
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Casa Pia (loan)||2002–03||Portuguese Second Division||38||0||1||0||—||—||—||39||0|
|CFR Cluj (loan)||2011–12||Liga I||27||0||0||0||—||—||—||27||0|
|Sevilla (loan)||2012–13||La Liga||14||0||2||0||—||—||—||16||0|
- As of match played on 20 November 2018
- Primeira Liga: 2010–11
- Taça de Portugal: 2009–10, 2010–11
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2010
- UEFA Europa League: 2010–11
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