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  • Writer's pictureSimon Basten


Updated: Aug 28, 2023

Bastos played for Lazio from 2016 to 2020.

Official SS Lazio photo

Bartolomeu Jacinto Quissanga, better known as Bastos, was born in Luanda on November 23, 1991. He started playing football with Petro Atletico in his home town and with his club won a Taca de Angola (the national cup) in 2012 and a Supertaca de Angola (Super Coppa) a year after.

Noted for his abilities, strength and speed, in 2013 he signed with Rostov in the Russian League. He stayed in Russia until 2016 and had a key role in Rostov’s first Russian Cup win in 2014.

Lazio signed him in 2016. He was not used all of the time, but Lazio rotated their defenders a lot during the season. He also had a few injury problems. In some games he was superb but he had the bad habit of having moments when his concentration was not 100%. He stayed with Lazio until the beginning of the 2020-21 season. Simone Inzaghi preferred the return of Wesley Hoedt to keeping Bastos for another year. Not the brightest decision by Lazio’s former manager.

Bastos therefore signed for Al-Ain Saudi in 2020 but a year later he went back to Rostov on loan. When Russia invaded Ukraine, FIFA announced that all foreign players in Russia could suspend their contracts with their clubs until June 30, 2022 and sign with a club outside Russia. Bastos had reached an agreement with Arminia Bielefeld, but the German Football Association stopped all players coming from Russia and Ukraine playing in Germany. As a consequence in September 2020 Bastos signed for Al-Ahli Saudi. At the end of his contract in 2023, Bastos signed for Botafogo.

Bastos played 94 games for Lazio (68 in Serie A, 10 in Coppa Italia, 2 in Champions League and 14 in Europa League) and scored 9 goals (6 in Serie A, one in Coppa Italia and 2 in Europa League).

Bastos also has 54 caps with Angola and scored two goals. He participated in the 2013 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Lazio Career


Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Coppa Italia

Europa League







28 (5)

21 (4)


6 (1)


28 (1)

18 (1)




22 (3)

16 (1)

1 (1)

5 (1)

Aug-Oct 2020






94 (9)

68 (6)

10 (1)

16 (2)



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