Referee João Pinheiro is 29 years old and has been an international referee since the end of 2015.
João Pinheiro is mentioned in the case of e-mails in an exchange, with Nuno Cabral, of information about the course of elite referees. João Pinheiro wanted a favor.
Obviously, as the blog Misterdocafé refers to, the stage was easy for the priest João Pinheiro. He became a professional referee at age 26, while still in the 2013/2014 season he was still in the third division. Really strange.
The Mostovoi of Viatodos
João Pinheiro is a native of Barcelos, more precisely of Viatodos, as mentioned in the blog Misterdocafé, João Pinheiro is known as “Mostovoi” in honor of the former Benfica player.
The referee comes from a family of benfica fans as showed by the blog Tu Vais Vencer and began the career of referee in the Football Association of Braga, that by mere coincidence, the person in charge of the nominations was Adão Mendes, on of the cute boys of Benfica.