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Name
Luis Pinto-Leite
Nationality
porPortugal
Position
Midfielder
Sponsor (Home)
Paul Moore
Sponsor (Away)
Paul Moore
Joined
22/07/2022
Current Club
Diamonds
Leagues & Cups
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division, Southern League Premier Division Central, FA Cup, FA Trophy, Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup, Pre-Season Friendly
Age
23

22/07/22: We are delighted confirm that 21-year-old Luis Pinto-Leite becomes the first AFC Rushden & Diamonds Under 23 Scholar to sign Southern League Forms for the 2022/23 season through our already successful partnership with Moulton College.

Luis started his footballing career in Portugal for Grupo Sportivo de Carcavelos’s Academia Sporting Carcavelos, breaking through to the men’s team in 2014. He then went on to play for Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia, Clube Futebol Os Belenenses and GIMD Aboboda before a spell in the United States with Bloomfield College in New Jersey.

He then came to the UK to play for Future Elite Sport’s Future Elite Academy, before then subsequently joining the Scholarship programme at Moulton College.

An attacking midfielder usually deployed in the number 10 role, he signs after an impressive 2021/22 campaign for the Scholar Under 23s where he contributed 16 goals and 6 assists in 23 appearances. This contributed to him winning the National Youth Football League South Premier Golden Boot for the 2021/22 season.

Andy Burgess: “Luis spent last season training with the first team squad and I was immediately impressed with his ability and quality on the ball and his unique ability to create and find space for himself. He’s a good size, with a robustness that is vital at this level and he has shown in his pre-season performances that he has the traits to be able to make this a breakthrough season in our first team.

Luis has been part of the Moulton College Scholarship programme for the last 2 years under the guidance of Tim Dudding and he is the first player to sign first team forms from that pathway which is fantastic to see. It shows what we have in place at the Club works and that when players show the right attitude, coupled with the correct mentality and work ethos then they will be given the opportunity in the first team squad. He will obviously continue to train with the U23s scholars but adjust his regime to compliment his involvement in our squad and that will be of massive benefit to him.

Above and beyond his ability on the pitch, Luis is a down-to-earth and humble lad who is desperate to do well and progress his career with the Club and that’s great to see. He will have my support and the support of everyone at the football club this season.”

28/07/23: We’re delighted to confirm that Luis Pinto-Leite has signed for the upcoming season. The attacking midfielder is ready to work his magic for the Diamonds yet again.

Northern Premier League - Midlands Division

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Southern League Premier Division Central

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FA Cup

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FA Trophy

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Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup

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Pre-Season Friendly

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Diamonds Total (League & Cup)

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Result

(37)
1 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Shepshed Dynamo

Match Sponsor: Chiltern Oak Furniture Store
Attendance: 883
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Ryan Inman
(36)
2 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground

Boldmere St Michaels v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 253
Man of the Match: Jacob Scott
Captain: Ryan Inman
(35)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Anstey Nomads

Attendance: 445
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden (chosen by Mind)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(34)
0 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Harborough Town Community Football Ground

Harborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 546
Man of the Match: Tarik Dallas
Captain: Ryan Inman
(33)
1 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Loughborough Dynamo

Match Sponsor: Off the Streets NN CIC
Matchball Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 397
Man of the Match: Luis Pinto-Leite (chosen by Off the Streets)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(29 (re-arranged))
4 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Cambridge City

Match Sponsor: Seventy9 Creative & Digital Marketing Agency
Attendance: 269
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Ryan Inman
(32)
7 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Farley Way Stadium

Quorn v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 312
Captain: Ryan Inman
(31)
0 - 4
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Lye Town

Match Sponsor: Seventy9 Creative & Digital Marketing Agency
Attendance: 339
Man of the Match: Michael Harriman (chosen by Emmanuel Coën and friends, Romaric & Olivier)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(17 (re-arranged))
0 - 5
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Quorn

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 275
Captain: Ryan Inman
(30)
0 - 4
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Pack Meadow

Coleshill Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 247
Man of the Match: Reuben Wyatt
Captain: Ryan Inman
(27)
0 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Coventry Sphinx

Match Sponsor: Fuelsell
Matchball Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 455
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden
Captain: Ryan Inman
(13 (re-arranged))
3 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Boldmere St Michaels

Match Sponsor: Fuelsell
Matchball Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 255
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden (chosen by Tim Sams)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(26)
1 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Sutton Coldfield Town

Attendance: 323
Man of the Match: Ethan Johnston
Captain: Ryan Inman
(25)
0 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Butlin Road

Rugby Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 459
Captain: Ryan Inman
(24)
2 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Oval

Bedworth United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 251
(Quarter-Final (re-arranged))
2 - 1
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Northampton Town Academy

Attendance: 123
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden
Captain: Ryan Inman
(23)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Gresley Rovers

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Matchball Sponsor: Fuelsell
Attendance: 458
Man of the Match: Miguel Ngwa (chosen by Gen Kitchen, Labour Candidate)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(19)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Spalding United

Match Sponsor: Family of Bernard Lake
Attendance: 285
Man of the Match: Jarvis Wilson (chosen by Family of Bernard Lake)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(18)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Sports Ground

Lye Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 147
Captain: Ethan Johnston
(15 (re-arranged))
1 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Walsall Wood

Attendance: 230
Man of the Match: Jarvis Wilson
(14)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Callingtons Community Complex

Anstey Nomads v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 397
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Will Jones
(12)
1 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Rugby Town

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Matchball Sponsor: Fuelsell
Attendance: 417
Man of the Match: Will Jones (chosen by Rebel Energy)
Captain: Will Jones
(11)
2 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Central Ground

Sutton Coldfield Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 226
Captain: Luke Massingham
(10)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Coleshill Town

Attendance: 414
Captain: Luke Massingham
(9)
1 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Westwood Road

Cambridge City v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 274
Captain: Luke Massingham
(8)
1 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hinckley LRFC

Attendance: 387
Man of the Match: Luke Massingham
Captain: Luke Massingham
(7)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Sphinx Industrial Supplies Arena

Coventry Sphinx v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 202
Man of the Match: Ben Garwood
Captain: Luke Massingham
(First Round Qualifying (Dynamo win 5-3 on penalties))
1 - 1
FA Trophy
2023/24
The Newton Fallowell Stadium

Loughborough Dynamo v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 195
Man of the Match: Pharrell Anderson
Captain: Jake Kerins
(5)
1 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Corby Town

Attendance: 716
Man of the Match: Luke Massingham
Captain: Luke Massingham
(4)
2 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Moat Ground

Gresley Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 359
Man of the Match: Luke Massingham
Captain: Luke Massingham
(3)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedworth United

Attendance: 335
Man of the Match: Pharrell Anderson (awarded by Jamie Loveday)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(Preliminary Round)
1 - 0
FA Cup
2023/24
The Daly Group Stadium

Fakenham Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 298
Man of the Match: Jake Kerins
Captain: Luke Massingham
(2)
2 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Sir Halley Stewart Field

Spalding United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 470
Captain: Luke Massingham
(1)
0 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Sporting Khalsa

Match Sponsor: Kit Dzeryn's family
Attendance: 552
Man of the Match: George Rose (chosen by Kit's family)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(Pre-Season Friendly)
2 - 2
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2023/24
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedford Town

(Pre-Season Friendly)
0 - 9
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2023/24
Hayden Road

Rushden & Higham United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(28 (re-arranged))
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Rushall Olympic

Attendance: 303
Man of the Match: Charlie Patterson
Captain: Dean Snedker
(41)
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town

Attendance: 368
Man of the Match: Roddy McGlinchey
Captain: Dean Snedker
(40)
4 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedford Town

Match Sponsor: Totectors
Attendance: 461
Man of the Match: Will Glennon (chosen by matchday sponsors Totectors)
Captain: Dean Snedker
(39)
0 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
War Memorial Athletic Ground

Stourbridge v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 479
Man of the Match: Michael Harriman
Captain: Dean Snedker
(38)
2 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
CR MOT Centre Community Stadium at The Lamb Ground

Tamworth v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 1027
Man of the Match: Joel Anker
Captain: Dean Snedker
(24 (re-arranged))
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Basford United

Attendance: 259
Captain: Dean Snedker
(37)
0 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Leiston

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 429
Man of the Match: Dean Snedker (chosen by Match Sponsor, Rebel Energy)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(29 (re-arranged))
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The Victoria Ground

Bromsgrove Sporting v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 377
Man of the Match: Ben Gough
Captain: Dean Snedker
(36)
1 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The TRICO Stadium

Redditch United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 303
Man of the Match: Miguel Lopes de Matos
Captain: Dean Snedker
(27)
3 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Microlise New Manor Ground

Ilkeston Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 1,320
Man of the Match: Charlie Black
Captain: Dean Snedker
(16 (re-arranged))
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Tamworth

Attendance: 213
Man of the Match: Mitchell White
Captain: Hamilton Bunga
(22)
0 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Alvechurch

Match Sponsor: Café Bangla
Attendance: 272
Man of the Match: Conor Tee (nominated by Café Bangla)
Captain: Hamilton Bunga
(21)
3 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Dales Lane

Rushall Olympic v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 313
Man of the Match: Peter Abimbola
Captain: Hamilton Bunga
(19)
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Stourbridge

Attendance: 301
Man of the Match: Hamilton Bunga
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(17)
4 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Kings Langley

Attendance: 298
Man of the Match: Miguel Ngwa
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(7 (re-arranged))
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bromsgrove Sporting

Attendance: 320
Man of the Match: Miguel Ngwa
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(15)
5 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The Watson & Hillhouse Victory Road Stadium

Leiston v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 180
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(14)
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Don Amott Arena

Mickleover v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 435
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(13)
0 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Redditch United

Attendance: 361
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(12)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Nuneaton Borough

Attendance: 309
Man of the Match: Hamilton Bunga
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(Third Round Qualifying)
0 - 4
FA Trophy
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Tamworth

Attendance: 401
Man of the Match: Jenson Cooper
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(11)
5 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The RACE Stadium at Keys Park

Hednesford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 563
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(10)
0 - 7
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Coalville Town

Attendance: 374
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(First Round Qualifying)
2 - 1
FA Cup
2022/23
The R & D Advisors UK Stadium

Enfield FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 276
Man of the Match: Nathan Hicks
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(6)
3 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Quattro-Tech Westwood Road

St Ives Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 423
Man of the Match: Conor Tee
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(1)
0 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Needham Market

Attendance: 388
Man of the Match: Dean Snedker
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(Pre-Season Friendly)
7:00 pm
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Luton Town XI

Attendance: 325
(Pre-Season Friendly)
3:00 pm
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2022/23
Elderstubbs

Daventry Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(1st Round - Diamonds win 6-5 on penalties. Club subsequently removed from HSC.)
5 - 6
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2022/23
Compton Park

Cogenhoe United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 152

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