«Pedro Moutinho» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

Pedro da Silva Moutinho (born 9 September 1979 in Santo Tirso, Porto) is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a centre forward.

Football career

Moutinho moved to C.S. Marítimo from amateurs União Desportiva de Rio Maior, but spent the better part of his early years with its reserves. He also served a two-year loan at F.C. Penafiel, in the second division.

In the summer of 2004 Moutinho signed with Falkirk in Scotland, initially on a one-year deal. He scored 19 goals overall in his first four seasons at the club, including a memorable goal against Rangers, the equaliser in a 2–2 draw in 2005, but a knee injury kept him out of the second half of his team's Scottish First Division championship-winning side in the 2004–05 campaign.

Moutinho was close to sealing a transfer to Kayserispor, but the deal was not concluded before the closure of the Turkish transfer window in early 2008. On 21 May he eventually left Falkirk and signed a return to his country, as he re-joined Marítimo. He remarked "I am going to keep the house I have in Falkirk and hopefully I’ll be back. I feel now is the right move for me with a two-year contract but after that I will be a free agent again and who knows. – signalling his intent to return to the Bairns in the future.

Rarely used during his second spell in Madeira, Moutinho finished the season on loan, to fellow top division outfit Rio Ave FC. He also did not manage to find the net here.

In October 2009 Moutinho was released from his contract with Marítimo, rejoining Falkirk. On 8 November he started and scored during the club's 3–3 home draw against Celtic and, in January of the following year, his contract was extended until the end of 2009–10.

On 18 June 2010 Moutinho left Falkirk, signing with AEP Paphos F.C. from Cyprus. In the final days of the following transfer window, however, following a trial with fellow Scottish Premier League outfit Motherwell, he re-signed for Falkirk for a third time, being released at the end of the season.

In early August 2011, 32-year-old Moutinho changed clubs and countries again, joining FC Braşov in Romania. The following year he signed a one-year contract with Spain's CD Atlético Baleares, in the third level.

References

External links

  • at Soccerbase