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Armindo Tué Na Bangna (born 24 October 1994), known as Bruma, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for German club RB Leipzig as a winger, with skill and speed being his main assets.[1]

Bruma
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Bruma with Portugal U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full name Armindo Tué Na Bangna
Date of birth (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 17
Youth career
União Bissau
2007–2012 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Sporting CP B 25 (6)
2013 Sporting CP 13 (1)
2013–2017 Galatasaray 57 (12)
2014Gaziantepspor (loan) 0 (0)
2015–2016Real Sociedad (loan) 32 (2)
2017– RB Leipzig 34 (4)
National team
2009 Portugal U15 2 (2)
2009 Portugal U16 1 (0)
2009–2011 Portugal U17 19 (6)
2010 Portugal U18 2 (1)
2010–2013 Portugal U19 33 (12)
2013 Portugal U20 6 (6)
2013–2017 Portugal U21 15 (5)
2017– Portugal 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

Contents

Club careerEdit

SportingEdit

Born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Bruma moved to Portugal as a child, joining Sporting Clube de Portugal's academy before his 13th birthday. He proceeded to score more than 80 goals for the club's various youth sides.

Bruma made his senior debut in the 2012–13 season, starting with the B-team in the second division. On 6 December 2012 he netted twice against C.F. União, but was also sent off and his team lost the away game 2–3.[2]

On 10 February 2013, at the age of 18, Bruma made his official debut with the Lions' main squad, playing the first half of the 0–1 loss against C.S. Marítimo.[3] He scored his first Primeira Liga goal the following matchday, netting the opener in a 3–2 win at Gil Vicente FC.[4]

GalatasarayEdit

On 3 September 2013, after a lengthy and sour contract dispute with Sporting,[5][6] ultimately resolved in the club's favour,[7] Bruma signed a five-year deal with Turkish giants Galatasaray SK for 10 million.[8][9] He made his debut ten days later against Antalyaspor, coming on as a substitute in a 1–1 draw.[10]

Bruma made his maiden UEFA Champions League appearance on 17 September 2013, playing roughly 30 minutes in a 1–6 home loss to Real Madrid for the group stage.[11] He made his first assist for his new club in a local derby against Beşiktaş JK, in a 2–1 away victory,[12] and scored his first goal against Balıkesirspor on 18 December, in a 4–0 win for the campaign's Turkish Cup.[13]

On 15 January 2014, also in the domestic cup but against Tokatspor, Bruma suffered a serious knee injury, going on to be sidelined for most of the season.[14] Due to this and the restriction on foreign players allowed per team, he was loaned to fellow Süper Lig club Gaziantepspor for the remainder of the season, failing to play any matches.

Bruma was loaned to Spanish side Real Sociedad in the 2015 off-season, in a season-long deal.[15][16] He made his La Liga debut on 22 August, starting and playing 85 minutes in a 0–0 away draw against Deportivo de La Coruña.[17]

Bruma scored his first competitive goal for the Basques on 3 December 2015, in a 1–2 loss at UD Las Palmas for the Copa del Rey (2–3 on aggregate).[18] His first in the league arrived 27 days later, as he came on as an early substitute for injured Imanol Agirretxe and netted the 1–1 equaliser against Real Madrid, but in an eventual 1–3 defeat at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[19]

RB LeipzigEdit

On 4 June 2017, Bruma completed a €12.5m move to German club RB Leipzig, with a €2.5m bonus.[20] He made his Bundesliga debut on 19 August, playing 15 minutes in a 0–2 away loss against FC Schalke 04.[21] He scored his first goal for his new club the following weekend, helping the hosts defeat SC Freiburg 4–1.[22]

International careerEdit

Still aged 18, Bruma was part of the Portuguese under-20 side that competed in the 2013 FIFA World Cup in Turkey. He was awarded the Silver Shoe as second top scorer of the tournament, scoring five times in four games[23][24][25] in an eventual round-of-16 exit.

Bruma played his first game for the under-21s on 10 October 2013, 14 days shy of his 19th birthday, and he netted the second from a close-range header in an eventual 3–0 home win against Israel for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers.[26] Just two days later he was called by full side manager Paulo Bento, replacing suspended Cristiano Ronaldo for the last 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.[27]

Bruma won his first full cap on 10 November 2017, replacing Gonçalo Guedes for the last 15 minutes of the 3–0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia in Viseu.[28] He scored his first goal the following 14 October in another exhibition game, helping to a 3–1 defeat of Scotland at Hampden Park.[29]

Personal lifeEdit

Bruma's older brother, Mesca, is also a footballer and a winger. He too played youth football for Sporting, also spending his formative years at Chelsea and Fulham.[30]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 8 March 2018[31]
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting B 2012–13 Segunda Liga 25 6 25 6
Total 25 6 25 6
Sporting 2012–13 Primeira Liga 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
Total 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
Galatasaray 2013–14 Süper Lig 7 0 3 1 5[a] 0 15 1
2014–15 20 1 8 2 4[a] 0 1[b] 0 33 3
2016–17 30 11 6 0 1[b] 0 37 11
Total 57 12 17 3 9 0 2 0 85 15
Gaziantepspor (loan) 2013–14 Süper Lig 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Sociedad (loan) 2015–16 La Liga 32 2 1 1 33 3
Total 32 2 1 1 33 3
RB Leipzig 2017–18 Bundesliga 21 3 1 0 8 2 30 5
Career Total 148 24 19 4 17 2 2 0 186 30
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Champions League
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the Süper Kupa

International goalsEdit

As of 14 October 2018 (Portugal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Bruma goal)[29]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 October 2018 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland   Scotland 3–0 3–1 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Didonato, Damian (17 July 2013). "Six U-20 players who might shine in Brazil 2014". ESPN FC. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  2. ^ "U.Madeira-Sporting, 3–2: Leões perdem na Madeira" [U.Madeira-Sporting, 3–2: Lions lose in Madeira]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 December 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Suk gives Marítimo win at the Alvalade". PortuGOAL. 10 February 2013. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Young Lions prevail in Barcelos". PortuGOAL. 16 February 2013. Archived from the original on 8 November 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  5. ^ "FIFA espera notificação formal para se pronunciar sobre o "caso Bruma"" [FIFA awaits formal notification to weigh in on "Bruma affair"]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 12 July 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Sporting: O caso Bruma tresanda a incompetência de parte a parte" [Sporting: Bruma affair reeks of incompetence on both sides] (in Portuguese). Futebol 365. 13 July 2013. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Comissão Arbitral Paritária deu razão ao Sporting" [Arbitral Paritary Commission stood with Sporting]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 23 August 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Bruma Galatasaray'da" [Bruma to Galatasaray] (in Turkish). Galatasaray SK. 3 September 2013. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Galatasaray splash out on 18-year-old Bruma". UEFA. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Bruma's debut" (in Turkish). Galatasaray SK. 13 September 2013. Archived from the original on 15 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Six-goal Madrid overwhelm Galatasaray". UEFA. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Bruma's first assist" (in Turkish). Galatasaray SK. 22 September 2013. Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Galatasaray 4–0 Balıkesirspor". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  14. ^ "Galatasaray'ı şoke eden haber! 6 ay yok..." [News that shocked Galatasaray! Six months out...] (in Turkish). Maraton. 15 January 2014. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Agreement for the loan of Bruma". Real Sociedad. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  16. ^ "Diego Reyes to join Real Sociedad following Gold Cup campaign". Inside Spanish Football. 13 July 2015. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  17. ^ "Deportivo y Real se anulan" [Deportivo and Real annul each other]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 22 August 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  18. ^ "Toca remontar en Anoeta (2–1)" [Comeback time at Anoeta (2–1)] (in Spanish). Real Sociedad. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  19. ^ "Real Madrid 3–1 Real Sociedad". BBC Sport. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  20. ^ "Bruma, Leipzig'e transfer oldu!" [Bruma, transferred to Leipzig!]. Milliyet (in Turkish). 4 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Bentaleb and Konoplyanka fire Schalke past Leipzig" (in German). Bundesliga. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  22. ^ "Bruma krönt Leipziger Sturmlauf" [Bruma crowns Leipzig's comeback] (in German). kicker. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Bruma brace denies Nigeria". FIFA. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  24. ^ "Korea come from behind, hold Portugal". FIFA. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  25. ^ "Five-star Portugal cruise through". FIFA. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  26. ^ "Portugal make light work of Israel". UEFA. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  27. ^ "Ronaldo tight-lipped on "deliberate" Portugal booking". Special Broadcasting Service. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  28. ^ "Portugal vence Arábia Saudita com golos de Manuel Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes e João Mário" [Portugal beat Saudi Arabia with goals from Manuel Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes and João Mário] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  29. ^ a b "Bruma fires rocket to seal routine win for Portugal against Scotland". The Guardian. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  30. ^ "The flying Sporting Lisbon winger Manchester City are looking to poach". Talksport. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  31. ^ "Bruma". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  32. ^ "Saúl Ñíguez wins U21 EURO adidas Golden Boot". UEFA. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.

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