Carlos Paulo Martins Carneiro (born 27 December 1975 in Paços de Ferreira) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a striker.
He played mostly for Paços de Ferreira during his 16-year senior career, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 172 games and 24 goals over the course of eight seasons and also representing in competition Vitória de Guimarães and Gil Vicente.
During his early career, Carneiro played for F.C. Paços de Ferreira (he would represent boyhood club on three separate stints) and Sporting da Covilhã, the latter in the third division. In the 2003 summer, after his second spell at Paços, he signed withVitória de Guimarães, moving in January 2005 to fellow top level team Gil Vicente FC.
Carneiro spent the 2006–07 season in Greece with Panionios GSS, and began the following in England at Football League Championship’s Walsall, signing on 17 July 2007 subject to international clearance. However, he left the latter side after having his contract terminated on 5 November, rejoining his first professional club in January 2008.
After an additional one 1/2 years at Paços, being irregularly used and almost always as a late substitute, 33-year-old Carneiro left for F.C. Vizela in the third level. In January 2010, he joined F.C. Penafiel in division two.
In May 2010, after helping his last team easily retain its division status, Carneiro retired from football and rejoined main club Paços Ferreira,for a fourth time, However as its director of football!
|Full name||Carlos Paulo Martins Carneiro|
|Date of birth||27 December 1975|
|Place of birth||Paços de Ferreira, Portugal|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|