Afonso Figueiredo

Afonso Mendes Ribeiro de Figueiredo (born 6 January 1993) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a left back for Estrela Amadora.

Afonso Figueiredo
Stade rennais vs USM Alger, July 16th 2016 - Afonso Figueiredo 5.jpg
Personal information
Full name Afonso Mendes Ribeiro de Figueiredo[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal[1]
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
Estrela Amadora
Number 25
Youth career
2003–2009 Sporting CP
2009–2010 Belenenses
2010–2012 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Braga B 10 (0)
2013–2016 Boavista 68 (1)
2016–2018 Rennes 10 (0)
2018Levski Sofia (loan) 6 (0)
2018–2019 Rio Ave 11 (0)
2019–2020 Aves 21 (0)
2020–2021 Moreirense 11 (0)
2021– Estrela Amadora 0 (0)
National team
2016 Portugal U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:37, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Early years and BragaEdit

Born in Lisbon, Figueiredo played youth football for three clubs, including local Sporting CP from ages 10 to 16. In the summer of 2010 he joined S.C. Braga to complete his development, and made his debut as a senior with the latter's reserves, playing his first game in the Segunda Liga on 19 August 2012 in a 0–0 home draw against Associação Naval 1º de Maio (five minutes played).[2]

BoavistaEdit

In the 2013 off-season, Figueiredo dropped down to the third division and signed with Boavista FC. Even though the team finished outside the promotion zone, they were reinstated in the Primeira Liga following the final developments of the Apito Dourado affair.

Figueiredo's maiden appearance in the Portuguese top flight occurred on 4 January 2015, as he featured the entire 3–1 home win over F.C. Arouca.[3] He scored his first league goal on 16 August of that year, in a 2–2 away draw with Vitória de Setúbal.[4]

During his spell at the Estádio do Bessa, Figueiredo appeared in 72 matches across all competitions.

RennesEdit

On 1 July 2016, free agent Figueiredo moved to Stade Rennais F.C. from the French Ligue 1 on a four year-contract.[5] His official debut only arrived on 1 February of the following year, in a 0–4 home loss against Paris Saint-Germain F.C. in the Coupe de France.[6] His first league came took place two months later, when he played roughly 30 minutes as a substitute in a 1–1 draw with Olympique Lyonnais also at the Roazhon Park.[7]

On 30 January 2018, Figueiredo was loaned to PFC Levski Sofia from Bulgaria until the end of the season.[8]

Return to PortugalEdit

Figueiredo returned to his homeland on 15 June 2018, signing with Rio Ave F.C. for two years.[9] One year later, he agreed to a three-year deal at C.D. Aves also of the top tier.[10]

On 20 October 2020, Figueiredo signed a short-term contract with Moreirense F.C. on a free transfer, after serious injuries to defensive players Pedro Amador and Abdu Conté.[11]

International careerEdit

Figueiredo played once for the Portugal Olympic team, featuring 30 minutes in a 4–0 friendly win with Mexico in the Azores on 28 March 2016.[12] He was not, however, selected for Rui Jorge's squad for the Olympic tournament held that year.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Afonso Figueiredo" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Sp. Braga B-Naval, 0–0: Nulo justo no 1.º de Maio" [Sp. Braga B-Naval, 0–0: Fair draw at the 1.º de Maio]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Boavista-Arouca, 3–1: A casa dos horrores fez mais uma vítima" [Boavista-Arouca, 3–1: The house of horrors claimed yet another victim]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 January 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Boavista empata em Setúbal após grande recuperação" [Boavista draw in Setúbal after great comeback]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 16 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Oficial: Afonso Figueiredo no Rennes" [Official: Afonso Figueiredo to Rennes] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Rennes – Paris-SG: Le PSG facile au Roazhon Park. Coupe de France – 16es de finale (0–4)" [Rennes – Paris-SG: PSG had it easy at Roazhon Park. French Cup – Last 32 (0–4)]. L'Équipe (in French). 1 February 2017. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Foot – Ligue 1: Lyon rate le coche à Rennes" [Foot – Ligue 1: Lyon miss big opportunity at Rennes] (in French). Europe 1. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Афонсо Фигейредо подписа с ЛЕВСКИ (ВИДЕО)" [Afonso Figueiredo signed with Levski (VIDEO)] (in Bulgarian). Levski Sofia. 30 January 2018. Archived from the original on 26 February 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  9. ^ Ferreira, André (15 June 2018). "Afonso Figueiredo é reforço do Rio Ave" [Afonso Figueiredo is a Rio Ave addition]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Aves oficializa Afonso Figueiredo" [Aves make Afonso Figueiredo official]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 June 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Afonso Figueiredo é reforço do Moreirense" [Afonso Figueiredo is a Moreirense addition] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Portugal-México, 4–0" [Portugal-Mexico, 4–0]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 March 2016. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  13. ^ Arsénio, Cláudia; Sousa, Guilhermina (14 July 2016). "A convocatória "possível" e "surreal" de Rui Jorge para os Jogos Olímpicos" [Rui Jorge's "possible" and "surreal" call up to the Olympic Games] (in Portuguese). TSF. Retrieved 8 August 2017.

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