HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by the San Jose Earthquakes on Feb. 26, 2014.
PROFESSIONAL: Renato started his professional career with Sporting Lisbon after being promoted from Sporting Clube de Portugal's famed youth academy in 2007-08. In 2010-11, he played for Olhanense of the Portuguese Premier League, before joining Trofense in 2011-12. In 2012-13, Renato made 24 appearances, including 23 starts, for Atlético Clube Portugal of the Portuguese Second Division. The following season, he joined AD Oliveirense, appearing in 22 games (20 starts) and scoring one goal. In 2014-15, he made two starts with CDR Quarteirense, before transferring to Operário and making 13 starts.
INTERNATIONAL: Renato started all four games for the Portuguese national team in the 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada, including being named captain for the Round of 16 match vs. Chile.