Miguel Luís Pinto Veloso
Miguel Luís Pinto Veloso> is a Portuguese football player who presently plays for Genoa CFC and also for the Portuguese national football team. This defensive midfielder also operates as an offensive left back. Born in 1986 in Coimbra, Miguel stands five feet eleven inches tall.
After his amazing performances for under 21 side of Portugal in the European championship in June on 14th August 2007, Miguel was called up for the squad for the first time. He was called for an Euro qualifier 2008 against Armenia, where he would make his international debut on 13th October against Azerbaijan. In the group stage, he appeared in 2-0 loss against Switzerland on 16th June 2008, a game where nine out of eleven regular team starters were rested.
After a long spell out of the Portugal squad, he was again called by Carlos Queiroz, the coach for an important FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying match in Denmark in September 2009. His first international goal was in the same match as the national side easily defeated Malta with 4-0 on 14th October in Guimaraes.
Miguel won the Portuguese Second Division for the Olivais e Moscavide in 2005-06. With Sporting CP, the team achieved Portuguese Cup in 2006-07, 2007-08 and also the Portuguese SuperCup in 2007 and 2008 consecutively.
Miguel also won the UEFA European under 17 football championships title in 2003.