Andrés Madrid

Andrés David Madrid (born 29 July 1981) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and is a manager.

Andrés Madrid
Personal information
Full name Andrés David Madrid
Date of birth (1981-07-29) 29 July 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Mar del Plata, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1998–1999 Platense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Platense 18 (0)
2001–2004 Gimnasia La Plata 59 (5)
2005–2011 Braga 94 (2)
2009Porto (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2012 Nacional 13 (0)
2012–2013 Libolo 1 (0)
2014–2015 Mirandela 23 (2)
2015 Vianense 2 (0)
Total 216 (9)
Teams managed
2015 Vianense
2016–2017 Tirsense
2017–2018 Rebordosa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal, mainly with Braga.

Football careerEdit

Born in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Madrid started playing football in the youth ranks of Club Atlético Platense, making his professional debut in 1998. He would first appear in the Argentine Primera División with Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, in the 2000–01 season.

In January 2005, Madrid moved to Portugal, joining S.C. Braga in the Primeira Liga. His league debut took place on 4 February in a derby 0–1 away loss against Vitória de Guimarães,[1] and he went on to become an important figure for the Minho club as it achieved three consecutive fourth-places, with the respective UEFA Cup qualification.

However, after some injury problems, Madrid fell out of favour in Braga and, during the 2009 January transfer window, joined former coach Jesualdo Ferreira at FC Porto, which had the possibility of making the move permanent at the end of the campaign.[2] He made his first league appearance for his new team on 7 March by playing 21 minutes in a 4–1 win at Leixões SC,[3] and contributed with six appearances – although only one complete – to help the Dragons collect a fourth consecutive league title, subsequently returning to Braga.

In the following years, Madrid's importance gradually diminished, and he was released by the club on 31 August 2011.[4] On 27 September, he signed a one-year contract with fellow league side C.D. Nacional.[5]

Madrid signed with C.R.D. Libolo in November 2012, thus becoming the first Argentine footballer to play in the Angolan League.[6] Following a poor individual season, he returned to Portugal for a trial with S.C. Olhanense,[7] being released shortly after.[8]




  1. ^ "Vitória de Guimarães vence "derby" minhoto" [Vitória de Guimarães win Minho derby]. Público (in Portuguese). 4 February 2005. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Porto pick up Madrid from Braga". UEFA. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2009.
  3. ^ "FC Porto assegura continuidade na liderança" [FC Porto confirm first place] (in Portuguese). TSF. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Madrid rescindiu contrato" [Madrid terminated contract]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 31 August 2011. Archived from the original on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Andrés Madrid assina até ao final da temporada" [Andrés Madrid signs until end of season]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 27 September 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Andrés Madrid é reforço do Libolo" [Andrés Madrid strengthens Libolo]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 13 November 2012. Archived from the original on 17 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Andrès Madrid às ordens de Abel Xavier" [Andrès Madrid at the service of Abel Xavier]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 11 July 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Andrés Madrid fora dos planos" [Andrés Madrid out of conjecture]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 17 July 2013. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  9. ^ "FC Porto perde mas passa à final" [FC Porto lose but go through to final]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 22 April 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2017.

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