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José Pinto

José Manuel Pinto Colorado (born 8 November 1975) is a Spain Association football who plays for FC Barcelona as a Goalkeeper (association football).

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José Pinto biography


José Manuel Pinto Colorado (born 8 November 1975) is a Spain Association football who plays for FC Barcelona as a Goalkeeper (association football).

Club career

Betis / Celta

Born in El Puerto de Santa María, Province of Cádiz, Andalusia, Pinto, a product of Real Betis' youth system, moved up to the first team and made José Pinto La Liga debut for the club during the 1997–98 La Liga (one match as a second-half Substitute (association football) against Racing de Santander).

Unable to dislodge Antonio Prats Cervera at Betis, Pinto switched to Celta de Vigo a year later. José Pinto went on to win the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for the 2005–06 La Liga, after allowing just 29 goals in 37 matches, a Goals against average of 0.78. José Pinto was also eventually awarded the Captain (association football), appearing in 125 games in the first division and 56 in the Segunda División, as well as competing in the UEFA Champions League (in 2003–04 UEFA Champions League, although backing up Pablo Cavallero in the domestic league, José Pinto would appear in five group stage matches, as Celta proggressed to the round-of-16 game) and in the UEFA Europa League.

Barcelona

Pinto signed on loan for FC Barcelona on 18 January 2008. José Pinto arrived as cover for the injured Albert Jorquera after the latter damaged knee ligaments during the festive break. José Pinto made José Pinto debut on 26 April, in a match against Deportivo de La Coruña, which Barcelona lost 2–0. José Pinto second match also ended in defeat, as Barcelona lost 3–2 (despite being 2–0 up) at home to RCD Mallorca.

On 30 May 2008, Barcelona signed Pinto on a permanent deal, for two years and Euro500,000. During 2008–09 La Liga, José Pinto was first-choice in the Copa del Rey, which Barcelona 2008–09 Copa del Rey, including 2009 Copa del Rey Final against Athletic Bilbao.

On 22 October 2010, UEFA opened a disciplinary case, charging Pinto with "improper conduct" following José Pinto actions in a 2010–11 UEFA Champions League match against F.C. Copenhagen, two days earlier. Allegedly, José Pinto whistled to fool opponent player César Santin - who was running through on goal in the 26th minute - into thinking José Pinto was offside, leading José Pinto to stop, believing that the Referee (association football), Stéphane Lannoy, had blown José Pinto whistle. The referee allowed the play to continue and did not show Pinto a yellow card for the alleged deception.

Following the game, Copenhagen strongly distanced itself from Pinto's conduct. The incident was captured on video, showing the goalkeeper apparently whistling and then gloating over the incident. After the investigation was concluded, José Pinto was suspended for two games.

On 20 February 2011, Pinto made José Pinto first league appearance for Barcelona in more than two years (due to a knee injury to Víctor Valdés), playing in a 2–1 home win against Athletic Bilbao and performing well, notably saving a Fernando Llorente header. Again, José Pinto started in the 2010–11 Copa del Rey campaign, including 2011 Copa del Rey Final against Real Madrid C.F., a 0–1 Overtime (sports) loss; the following week, against the same team, in the Champions League semifinals' first leg, José Pinto was Ejection (sports) by referee Wolfgang Stark after an half-time altercation involving himself (he was on the bench), Álvaro Arbeloa and Real Madrid match delegate Chendo, in a 2–0 away win.

Club statistics



Honours

Celta

- UEFA Intertoto Cup: (1) 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup

Barcelona

- La Liga: (3) 2008–09 La Liga, 2009–10 La Liga, 2010–11 La Liga
- Copa del Rey: (1) 2008–09 Copa del Rey; Runner-up 2010–11 Copa del Rey
- Supercopa de España: (3) 2009 Supercopa de España, 2010 Supercopa de España, 2011 Supercopa de España
- UEFA Champions League: (2) 2008–09 UEFA Champions League, 2010–11 UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Super Cup: (2) 2009 UEFA Super Cup, 2011 UEFA Super Cup
- FIFA Club World Cup: (2) 2009 FIFA Club World Cup, 2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Individual

- La Liga: Ricardo Zamora Trophy 2005–06 La Liga

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Manuel_Pinto

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