Breno Borges

Breno Vinicius Rodrigues Borges (Portuguese pronunciation: [brɛnu]; born 13 October 1989), known as Breno, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Vasco da Gama as a central defender.

He was part of the Brazilian squad which won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics.

Personal information
Full name Breno Vinicius Rodrigues Borges
Date of birth 13 October 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Cruzeiro, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Vasco da Gama
Youth career
2003–2007 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 São Paulo 29 (2)
2008–2012 Bayern Munich 21 (0)
20101. FC Nürnberg (loan) 7 (0)
2015–2017 São Paulo 5 (1)
2017Vasco da Gama (loan) 25 (1)
2018– Vasco da Gama 0 (0)
National team
2008 Brazil U23 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:04, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Personal life

Breno was born on 13 October 1989 in Cruzeiro. He married Renata and the couple has a son while his wife has also two children from a previous relationship.[1]

Club career

São Paulo

Breno was a member of the Brazil under-23 national team. After making their first team, he signed a new four-year contract with São Paulo in July 2007.

Bayern Munich

In December 2007, Breno officially signed for German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich with a 12 million release clause, signing a four-and-a-half-year deal.[2] Along with Bayern, Real Madrid, Milan, Juventus and Fiorentina were also interested in signing him.[3] Breno, however, refused to sign with Real Madrid after the club wanted a bone analysis to prove his young age.[4]

Breno was recommended to Bayern Munich by one of their former players, Giovane Élber, who was later on recruited as a scout in his native country, Brazil.

Breno played his first competitive match for Bayern against Anderlecht in a 2007–08 UEFA Cup knock-out stage match, an eventual 2–1 defeat.


After two years and 22 matches played with Bayern Munich, Breno was loaned out to 1. FC Nürnberg on 31 December 2009.[5] On 7 March 2010, he sustained a cruciate ligament injury, ending his season prematurely and also keeping him out of action for most of autumn during Bayern Munich's 2010–11 season.

Return to Bayern Munich

On 14 November 2010, Breno returned to first team action, playing in the 3–0 home win against his former club 1. FC Nürnberg. Borges has generally served as an understudy to German international Holger Badstuber. On 5 March 2011, he was sent off in the 1–3 away loss to Hannover 96.

Return to São Paulo

Waiting for a German justice decision, on 20 December 2012 São Paulo registered Breno as a player for its 2013 season.[6][7] His move to São Paulo was officially confirmed by the Brazilian club on 19 December 2014.[8]


On 24 September 2011, Breno was arrested after the Munich public prosecutor had issued an arrest warrant for suspicion of suppression of evidence and the fact that he may be a possible flight risk.[9][10] The reasoning for the arrest is "suspicion of aggravated arson" in regards to the almost total destruction of his villa in a suspicious fire.[9][10] The damage to his villa is estimated to be €1.5 million.[10][11] Bayern Munich made no comment on the arrest.[9] Club officials had previously advised him to seek help from a psychiatrist in regards to injury frustrations, which some fear are career ending.[10][11] On 6 October 2011, he was released on bail.[12] On 11 April 2012, German prosecutors charged Breno over arson in connection with the fire that burned down his rented villa. On 4 July 2012, Breno was handed a jail sentence of three years and nine months.[13] After the sentences, German court announced that Breno will be deported to Brazil upon completion of his prison sentence.[14] Breno's sentences was spoken out by sportspersons additionally, sportspersons like Giovane Élber[14] and Uli Hoeneß,[15] though his comment was criticised by 1. FC Nürnberg director of football Martin Bader and Eintracht Frankfurt executive chairman Heribert Bruchhagen.[16] In January 2013, Breno's proposal for his revised sentence was rejected by the German Federal Court of Justice due to his situation did not constitute a formal error of law, after his lawyer says he was under the influence of potentially dangerous medication which could have caused the events which led to his imprisonment.[17]

In May 2013, Breno was used by Bayern Munich club president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as an example of neglect from Brazilian Football Confederation. For Rummenigge, while the Brazilians struggled for liberation of Dante and Luiz Gustavo to play in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup; the defender, on the other hand, was abandoned.[18]

On 19 August 2013, Breno was released from Stadelheim Prison on day release and was employed by former club Bayern Munich as a trainer for its under-23 squad.[19]

Career statistics

As of 29 June 2017[20]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
São Paulo 2007 Série A 29 2 0 0 6 0 1 0 36 2
Total 29 2 0 0 6 0 1 0 36 2
Bayern Munich 2007–08 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2008–09 4 0 0 0 5 0 9 0
2009–10 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2010–11 13 0 2 0 3 0 18 0
Total 21 0 3 0 9 0 33 0
1. FC Nürnberg (loan) 2009–10 Bundesliga 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
São Paulo 2015 Série A 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
2016 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
2017 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Total 5 1 3 0 2 0 3 0 13 1
Vasco da Gama (loan) 2017 Série A 9 0 0 0 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 9 0
Career total 71 3 6 0 17 0 4 0 98 3



São Paulo[21]
Bayern Munich[22]




  1. ^ "Alles ist zerstört" (in German). 20 September 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Breno viaja para acertar com o Bayern" (in Portuguese). 11 December 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Bayern unveil 'signing for the future' Breno". 13 December 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2008.
  4. ^ "Hands off my bones!". 10 January 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Der Club leiht Breno aus" (in German). 31 December 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  6. ^ "Sao Paulo sign incarcerated Breno". ESPN FC. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Sao Paulo sign imprisoned Breno". 21 December 2012. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Breno está de volta ao São Paulo" [Breno returns to São Paulo]. São Paulo's official site (in Portuguese). 19 December 2014. Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "Bayern-Profi Breno sitzt in Untersuchungshaft". Die Welt (in German). 24 September 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  10. ^ a b c d Chelsom-Pill, Charlotte (24 September 2011). "Bayern Munich defender arrested on arson charges". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Bayerns Breno ließ sich psychiatrisch betreuen". Die Welt (in German). 24 September 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  12. ^ "Bayern defender Breno to be released on bail". 6 October 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  13. ^ "Breno muss drei Jahre und neun Monate ins Gefängnis" (in German). Spiegel Online. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  14. ^ a b "Former Bayern defender Breno set to be deported after serving prison sentence". 7 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Breno's prison sentence was a shock, says Hoeness". 28 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  16. ^ "Bayern president Hoeness criticised over Breno defence". 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  17. ^ "Former Bayern Munich defender Breno to remain in prison". 29 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Dirigentes do Bayern usam exemplo de Breno para criticar CBF" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 10 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  19. ^ "Bayern Munich hire Breno on day-release from prison". When Saturday Comes. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  20. ^ Breno Borges at
  21. ^ Villahoz, Santiago (15 September 2014). "Breno: de astro do Bayern de Munique, SPFC e Brasil à prisão" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  22. ^ "Breno". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  23. ^ "Brasilien ohne Mühe zu Bronze" (in German). Der Tagesspiegel. 22 August 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  24. ^ "São Paulo domina premiação da CBF" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  25. ^ "Bola de Prata Placar 2007" (in Portuguese). 1 April 2013. Archived from the original on 24 November 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.

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