Born on 6th October 1989 in Bragança, Pizzi had his youth formation made in Bragança and SC Braga. He played on loan for Paços de Ferreira and was then transferred to Atlético de Madrid. In July 2013 Benfica hired him to Los Colchoneros. He was then loaned to Espanyol, but after a season he returned to Benfica. He was considered by the League the best player of the National Championship in 2016/17. For the Club he won 4 National Championships, 1 Portuguese Cup, 2 League Cups, and 3 Super Cups.