Brandão (footballer, born 1980)

Evaeverson Lemos da Silva (born 16 June 1980), commonly known as Brandão, is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a striker.

Brandão
A footballer in a black kit and blue boots celebrates his goal with the cameras on the side of the pitch. A smaller teammate has jumped onto his back.
Brandão celebrating a goal for Marseille in 2010
Personal information
Full name Evaeverson Lemos da Silva
Date of birth (1980-06-16) 16 June 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Galo Maringá 18 (5)
2000–2001 União Bandeirante 26 (7)
2001–2002 Iraty 20 (7)
2002São Caetano (loan) 23 (10)
2002–2009 Shakhtar Donetsk 140 (65)
2009–2012 Marseille 82 (17)
2011Cruzeiro (loan) 5 (0)
2011Grêmio (loan) 14 (4)
2012–2014 Saint-Étienne 53 (16)
2014–2016 Bastia 36 (3)
2016–2017 Londrina 1 (0)
2017Tricordiano (loan) 1 (0)
2017 Levadiakos 9 (2)
Total 391 (136)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent most of his professional career with Shakhtar Donetsk, appearing in 220 competitive matches and scoring 91 goals while winning seven major titles.[1] He also played several years in France, notably with Marseille where he won the Ligue 1 in 2009–10 amongst other accolades.

Football careerEdit

Early years / ShakhtarEdit

Born in São Paulo, Brandão only played with modest clubs in his country initially. In 2002, he signed with Ukrainian Premier League side FC Shakhtar Donetsk from Iraty Sport Club, going on to be an offensive mainstay over the course of the following seasons.

In a team filled with compatriots, Brandão scored a combined 39 goals in the three championships won by the club during that timeframe, notably topping the individual charts in the 2005–06 campaign at 15.

FranceEdit

On 13 January 2009, Brandão left for France with Olympique de Marseille, netting eight times in 30 games in his first full season as they won the Ligue 1 trophy after an 18-year wait. He was loaned twice in his early stint to two teams in his homeland, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube and Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense.[2][3]

In January 2012, Brandão returned to L'OM, notably scoring in the 92nd minute of a 2–2 away draw against Inter Milan in the campaign's UEFA Champions League round-of-16 second leg, enabling his team to advance on the away goals rule and reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time since 1993.[4] On 14 April he netted the game's only goal in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue, against Olympique Lyonnais in extra time.[5]

Brandão was released in June 2012 along with Elinton Andrade, Djimi Traore and Jean-Philippe Sabo and, two months later, signed with fellow league side AS Saint-Étienne on a two-year contract.[6] On 20 April of the following year, again in the domestic cup, he scored in the 1–0 triumph over Stade Rennais F.C. to give his team their first piece of silverware since 1981.[7]

In August 2014, Brandão joined SC Bastia also in the French top level after complicated negotiations between St-Étienne and Bastia, due to issues related to the transfer of Sylvain Marchal between the two clubs in July 2012.[8] In the same month, after a league game against Paris Saint-Germain FC, he headbutted opposing player Thiago Motta and broke his nose, being provisionally suspended from 22 August pending a league disciplinary hearing[9] and eventually receiving a six-month ban;[10] on 27 November he was jailed for one month for his attack, in addition to receiving a 20,000 fine.[11] In February 2016 his prison sentence was changed on appeal to a five-year suspended sentence.[12]

Brandão made his return on 11 April 2015, appearing as a late substitute as Bastia lost 0–4 to the same opponents in the French League Cup final.[13]

Later careerEdit

On 17 July 2017, Superleague Greece club Levadiakos F.C. agreed terms with 37-year-old Brandão, who signed a one-year contract for an undisclosed fee from Londrina Esporte Clube.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Brandão successfully applied for French citizenship in May 2014.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

[16][17]

Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shakhtar 2002–03 18 4 6 1 2 0 0 0 26 5
2003–04 18 8 3 1 5 1 0 0 26 10
2004–05 21 12 5 5 10 3 0 0 36 20
2005–06 26 15 1 1 9 5 0 0 36 21
2006–07 20 9 5 1 10 0 1 0 36 10
2007–08 25 12 3 2 10 5 1 0 39 19
2008–09 12 5 1 0 7 1 1 0 21 6
Marseille 2008–09 16 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 7
2009–10 30 8 2 0 8 1 3 4 43 13
2010–11 19 1 1 0 7 2 3 1 30 4
Cruzeiro (loan) 2011 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Grêmio (loan) 2011 14 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 4
Marseille 2011–12 17 1 3 3 4 1 2 2 26 7
Saint-Étienne 2012–13 27 11 3 1 0 0 5 2 35 14
2013–14 26 5 1 1 4 3 1 0 32 9
Bastia 2014–15 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2015–16 27 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 29 4
Levadiakos 2017–18 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Ukraine 140 65 24 11 53 15 3 0 220 91
France 171 36 14 6 23 7 14 9 222 58
Brazil 19 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 21 4
Greece 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Career total 339 107 38 17 77 22 18 9 472 155

HonoursEdit

Shakhtar

Marseille

Saint-Étienne

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brandao's legacy; Shakhtar Donetsk, 14 January 2009
  2. ^ Brandao signe à Cruzeiro (Brandao signs with Cruzeiro); Foot 01, 22 March 2011 (in French)
  3. ^ Officiel: Brandao de nouveau prêté (Officiel: Brandao loaned again); Le Phocéen, 6 August 2011 (in French)
  4. ^ Brandao sends Marseille into Champions quarters; Sports Illustrated, 14 March 2012
  5. ^ Lyon 0–1 Marseille; ESPN Soccernet, 14 April 2012
  6. ^ Officiel: Brandao 2 ans à l'ASSE (Officiel: Brandao 2 years with ASSE); AS Saint-Étienne, 13 August 2012 (in French)
  7. ^ Saint Etienne end 32-year wait for silverware; Authint Mail, 21 April 2013
  8. ^ "Bastia bag Brandão". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Bastia's Brandao suspended over head-butt on Thiago Motta of PSG". The Guardian. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Brandao suspended 6 months for head-butting Thiago Motta". ESPN FC. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Brandao: Bastia striker jailed for headbutt on PSG's Motta". BBC Sport. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Ligue 1: pas de prison ferme pour Brandao après son coup de tête contre Thiago Motta en 2014 (vidéo)" [Ligue 1: no prison time for Brandão after his headbutt on Thiago Motta in 2014 (video)] (in French). Sud Info. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  13. ^ Davis, Matt (11 April 2015). "Paris St-Germain beat Bastia 4–0 to win the French League Cup". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Πρώτο θέμα στο France Football η έλευση Μπραντάο στον Λεβαδειακό" [The first topic of France Football was Brandão's arrival at Levadiakos] (in Greek). Sport 24. 16 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  15. ^ "ASSE: Brandao est citoyen français!" [ASSE: Brandao a French citizen!] (in French). Le 10 Sport. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  16. ^ "Brandão". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  17. ^ Brandão at ESPN FC

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