André Moreira

André Campos Moreira (born 2 December 1995) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Swiss club Grasshopper Club Zürich.

André Moreira
Personal information
Full name André Campos Moreira[1]
Date of birth (1995-12-02) 2 December 1995 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Ribeirão, Portugal
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Grasshoppers
Number 1
Youth career
2005–2013 Ribeirão
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Ribeirão 16 (0)
2014–2019 Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
2014–2015Moreirense (loan) 0 (0)
2015–2016União Madeira (loan) 19 (0)
2016Belenenses (loan) 0 (0)
2017Braga (loan) 0 (0)
2018Belenenses (loan) 10 (0)
2018–2019Aston Villa (loan) 0 (0)
2019Feirense (loan) 5 (0)
2019–2021 Belenenses SAD 23 (0)
2021– Grasshoppers 35 (0)
National team
2014 Portugal U19 8 (0)
2014–2015 Portugal U20 9 (0)
2016 Portugal U21 1 (0)
Honours
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15:10, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Ribeirão, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Moreira was a G.D. Ribeirão youth graduate. He made his senior debut for the club on 29 December 2013, coming on as a substitute for injured Paulo Cunha in a 2–3 home loss against A.D. Oliveirense for the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores.

In August 2014, after impressing with the Portuguese under-19 team at the 2014 UEFA European Championship, Moreira was sold to Jorge Mendes' GestiFute and signed a six-year deal with Atlético Madrid.[2] He was immediately loaned to Primeira Liga side Moreirense FC,[3] making his professional debut on 28 December 2014 by starting in a 2–0 home victory over F.C. Arouca for that season's Taça da Liga.[4]

Moreira joined C.F. União on 1 July 2015, in a season-long loan.[5] He made his debut in the top flight on 16 August, in a 2–1 local derby defeat of C.S. Marítimo.[6]

On 3 August 2016, Moreira was loaned to fellow league club C.F. Os Belenenses.[7] His loan was cancelled 14 days later, after the injury of Miguel Ángel Moyá.[8] He only managed one bench appearance during his very brief spell with the former, in a league game at Vitória de Setúbal.[9]

Moreira split 2017–18 between S.C. Braga[10] and Belenenses,[11] only managing to appear for the latter side. On 1 August 2018, he signed for English Championship club Aston Villa on loan for the campaign,[12] making his competitive debut 13 days later away against Yeovil Town in the first round of the EFL Cup and saving a penalty from Alex Fisher in a 1–0 win.[13]

On 23 January 2019, Moreira returned to Atlético Madrid when his spell at Villa Park was prematurely ended without one single league appearance to his credit.[14] The same day, still owned by the Spaniards, he joined C.D. Feirense for five months.[15]

On 17 July 2019, after five years linked to Atlético without any appearances for them, Moreira terminated his contract and signed for Belenenses SAD on a permanent three-year deal.[16][17]

International careerEdit

Moreira represented Portugal at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played all matches in New Zealand, helping his country reach the quarter-finals.[18]

Moreira's first and only cap for the under-21s occurred on 11 October 2016, in a 7–1 friendly rout of Liechtenstein.[19]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 28 August 2018[20]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental[c] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ribeirão 2013–14 Campeonato de Portugal 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Total 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Atlético Madrid 2014–15 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moreirense (loan) 2014–15 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
União Madeira (loan) 2015–16 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Belenenses (loan) 2016–17 10 0 0 0 10 0
Aston Villa (loan) 2018–19 Championship 0 0 0 0 2 0 —|0 0 2 0
Career total 45 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 49 0
  1. ^ Includes the Taça de Portugal and Copa del Rey.
  2. ^ Includes the Taça da Liga.
  3. ^ Includes the UEFA Champions League.

HonoursEdit

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "André Moreira" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  2. ^ Biggers, Sam (15 August 2014). "The Curious Case of Andre Moreira". Vavel. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  3. ^ "André Moreira chega via Atlético de Madrid" [André Moreira arrives via Atlético Madrid]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 14 August 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Taça da Liga: Moreirense vence Arouca e é líder à condição" [League Cup: Moreirense defeat Arouca and are provisional leaders] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Guarda-redes dos sub-20 reforça União da Madeira" [Under-20 goalkeeper bolsters União da Madeira] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  6. ^ "União derrota Marítimo no derbi da Madeira" [União defeat Marítimo in Madeiran derby] (in Portuguese). RTP Madeira. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  7. ^ Lima, Fábio (3 August 2016). "Oficial: André Moreira reforça azuis" [Official: André Moreira bolsters blues]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  8. ^ "André Moreira joins the first team". Atlético Madrid. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  9. ^ "V. Setúbal 2–0 Belenenses" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Oficial: Braga anuncia chegada de André Moreira" [Official: Braga announce arrival of André Moreira]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 13 July 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Guarda-redes André Moreira troca Sp. Braga pelo Belenenses" [Goalkeeper André Moreira exchanges Sp. Braga for Belenenses]. Público (in Portuguese). 30 December 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  12. ^ Dicken, Alex (1 August 2018). "Aston Villa sign Andre Moreira from Atletico Madrid – here's the lowdown". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Yeovil Town 0–1 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  14. ^ Maher, Matt (23 January 2019). "Loan flop Andre Moreira makes Aston Villa exit". Express & Star. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  15. ^ "André Moreira regressa a Portugal para a baliza do Feirense" [André Moreira returns to Portugal to goal of Feirense]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 23 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Moreira leaves Atletico Madrid without ever featuring for the first team". Marca. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  17. ^ "André Moreira regressa e assina por três temporadas (Belenenses)" [André Moreira returns and signs for three seasons (Belenenses)]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 17 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Brazil through as profligate Portugal pay the penalty". FIFA. 14 June 2015. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Sub-21: Liechtenstein-Portugal, 1–7 (resultado final)" [Under-21: Liechtenstein-Portugal, 1–7 (final score)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  20. ^ "André Moreira". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  21. ^ "Team of the Tournament". UEFA. Retrieved 5 August 2019.

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