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Stefano Pinho

Personal information
Full name Stéfano Souza Pinho
Date of birth 12 January 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth São João Nepomuceno, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard
Number 11
Youth career
2005–2011 Fluminense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Fluminense 0 (0)
2012Guaratinguetá (loan) 8 (0)
2013Madureira (loan) 6 (0)
2014MyPa (loan) 25 (11)
2015Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan) 29 (17)
2016 Minnesota United 25 (5)
2017 Miami FC 31 (21)
2018 Orlando City 26 (3)
2019 PT Prachuap 0 (0)
2019– Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 21 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 June 2019

Stéfano Souza Pinho (born 12 January 1991) is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard in China League One.


Club career

Pinho was top scorer at the 2013 MLS Combine.[1] He was drafted in round two of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft by Colorado Rapids but was not signed by the club.

In 2014, Pinho joined MyPa of the Finnish top flight on loan from Fluminense FC.[2]

On 17 March 2015, Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League announced that Pinho had joined the club for the 2015 season on loan from Fluminense FC, along with teammate Marlon Freitas and Corinthians defender PC.[3] During the 2015 season, Pinho helped Fort Lauderdale reach the NASL Championship semi finals and won the NASL Golden Ball award for being the league MVP and Golden Boot as top scorer.[4]

On 3 December 2015, it was announced that Pinho signed with Minnesota United FC for the 2016 NASL season.[5]

In 2017 Pinho spent a third successive season in NASL, again with a different team. This time he guided Miami FC to a Spring season and Fall season Championship double and once again collected the NASL Golden Ball and Golden Boot awards.

Pinho signed with Orlando City SC of MLS on 18 December 2017.[6] He made his debut as a substitute at home to D.C. United in the season opener on 3 March 2018 and scored a stoppage time equalizer.[7] After one season with the club, Pinho was waived by Orlando on 16 January 2019.

On 22 January 2019, he signed with Thai League 1 side PT Prachuap. On 1 March 2019, Pinho transferred to the China League One side Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard.[8]

Career statistics


As of 28 October 2018
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fluminense 2012 Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guaratinguetá (loan) 2012 Série B 8 0 0 0 8 0
MyPa (loan) 2014 Veikkausliiga 21 7 1 2 3 2 0 0 25 11
Club Season League Cup Playoffs Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fort Lauderdale (loan) 2015 NASL 27 16 1 1 1 0 29 17
Minnesota United 2016 25 5 2 0 27 5
Miami FC 2017 27 17 3 4 1 0 31 21
Orlando City 2018 MLS 23 2 3 1 26 3
Career Totals 131 47 10 8 5 2 0 0 146 57


Pinho holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[6]




External links

Categories: 1991 births | Living people | Brazilian footballers | Association football forwards | Brazilian expatriate footballers | Brazilian expatriate sportspeople in the United States | Expatriate footballers in Finland | Expatriate soccer players in the United States | Fluminense FC players | Guaratinguetá Futebol players | Madureira Esporte Clube players | Myllykosken Pallo −47 players | Fort Lauderdale Strikers players | Minnesota United FC (2010–2016) players | Miami FC players | Orlando City SC players | Colorado Rapids draft picks | Veikkausliiga players | North American Soccer League players | Major League Soccer players | Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard F.C. players | China League One players | Expatriate footballers in China | Brazilian expatriate sportspeople in China | Brazilian football forward, 1990s birth stubs

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