Miguel Luís Pinto Veloso was born in Coimbra on the 11th May 1986. He is a Portuguese footballer who plays as midfielder for Genoa. He started his football career at S.L. Benfica, but was rejected for being slightly overweight at the time. Later, at the age of 14, he moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system. There, he was promoted to the first team for the2004/05 pre-season. In order to give him more playing time, Sporting loaned Veloso to Clube Olivais e Moscavide. He then moved back and started to play for the first team. On the 30th July 2010, Veloso was sold to Genoa.