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Felipe Augusto de Almeida Monteiro

Felipe Augusto de Almeida Monteiro (born 16 May 1989), simply known as Felipe, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as central defender for Spanish club Atlético Madrid.

Felipe
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Felipe with Atlético Madrid in 2019
Personal information
Full name Felipe Augusto de Almeida Monteiro
Date of birth (1989-05-16) 16 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 18
Youth career
2007–2008 Valtra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 União Mogi 26 (2)
2011Bragantino (loan) 33 (1)
2012–2016 Corinthians 53 (1)
2016–2019 Porto 93 (6)
2019– Atlético Madrid 1 (0)
National team
2018– Brazil 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 September 2018

He began his career with União Mogi and was loaned to Bragantino before joining Corinthians in 2012. He played 109 times for the club, winning honours including the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In 2016, he joined Porto, where he won a Primeira Liga title in 2018 before being signed by Atlético Madrid a year later.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Felipe trialled at Sport Club Corinthians Paulista at the age of 14 but was released. He then worked for his mother-in-law, delivering mushrooms to restaurants, while playing for Valtra, a tractor company works team partnered with União Futebol Clube.[1] He turned professional there, and debuted in the Campeonato Paulista Série A2 in 2009. After playing two friendlies against Clube Atlético Bragantino of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in 2011, he signed for them on loan. He then won the attention of Corinthians.[2]

CorinthiansEdit

With only 88 minutes of football to his name in his first year for Corinthians, he was a surprise inclusion for the squad chosen by manager Tite for the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.[1] He was unused as his club won the title against Chelsea.

In the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Felipe played 26 games as Corinthians won the national title. He scored his first goal in the competition on 26 July in a 1–1 draw at Coritiba Foot Ball Club,[3] and on 9 August he was sent off in a game of the same result at city rivals São Paulo FC.[4]

PortoEdit

On 15 June 2016, Felipe moved abroad for the first time, signing a five-year deal at FC Porto.[5] He made his debut on 12 August as they began their season with a 3–1 win at Rio Ave F.C..[6] On 23 August, he opened the scoring in a 3–0 win at A.S. Roma in the UEFA Champions League playoff to put Porto into the group stages 4–1 on aggregate,[7] and five days later he scored a first league goal to open a 2–1 loss at rivals Sporting CP.[8]

In 2017–18, Porto won the league and Felipe was one of five club players named in the Team of the Year, alongside his fellow defenders Alex Telles and Ricardo Pereira.[9] On 3 January he headed the winner at C.D. Feirense (2–1) then was sent off for a second yellow card.[10]

On 2 April 2019, Felipe was sent off in a 1–1 draw at S.C. Braga, though his team advanced to the 2019 Taça de Portugal Final 4–1 on aggregate.[11] Due to his accumulation of yellow cards over the season, he missed the next two league matches.[12] In the final on 25 May at the Estádio Nacional, he scored in added time at the end of extra time to secure a 2–2 draw with Sporting, but the Lisbon team won on penalties.[13]

Atlético MadridEdit

On 27 May 2019, Felipe signed for Atlético Madrid for a fee of €20 million.[14]

International careerEdit

Felipe was called up to Brazil's squad by coach Dunga for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Paraguay in March 2016, to replace suspended David Luiz.[15]

Felipe made his debut for the national team on 11 September 2018, in a 5–0 friendly win against El Salvador at FedExField in the United States. His Porto teammate Éder Militão debuted in the same game.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 25 May 2019[17]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bragantino 2011 Série B 33 1 0 0 1[c] 0 34 1
Corinthians 2012 Série A 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 4 0
2013 Série A 6 0 1 0 1[d] 0 6[c] 1 14 1
2014 Série A 11 0 2 1 5[c] 0 18 1
2015 Série A 26 1 2 0 9[d] 2 11[c] 1 48 4
2016 Série A 7 0 0 0 7[d] 0 12[c] 2 25 2
Total 53 1 5 1 17 2 35 4 109 8
Porto 2016–17 Primeira Liga 32 2 1 0 2 0 10[e] 1 45 3
2017–18 Primeira Liga 30 3 4 0 3 0 7[e] 1 44 4
2018–19 Primeira Liga 31 1 7 2 4 0 10[e] 1 1[f] 0 53 4
Total 93 6 12 2 9 0 27 3 1 0 142 11
Career total 179 8 17 3 9 0 44 5 36 4 285 20
  1. ^ Appearances in Copa do Brasil and Taça de Portugal
  2. ^ Appearances in Taça da Liga
  3. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in Campeonato Paulista
  4. ^ a b c Appearances in Copa Libertadores
  5. ^ a b c Appearances in Champions League
  6. ^ Appearance(s) in Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Acreditar" [To believe] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Corinthians mira zagueiro do Bragantino para 2012". Lance! (in Portuguese). 5 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Corinthians leva gol após mês e desgarra da ponta com empate" [Corinthians concede goal after a month and fall further from top with draw] (in Portuguese). Terra. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  4. ^ "São Paulo pressiona, mas fica no empate com o Corinthians no Morumbi" [São Paulo apply pressure, but end up with draw with Corinthians in the Morumbi]. Gazeta Esportiva (in Portuguese). 9 August 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  5. ^ "OFICIAL: Felipe é reforço do FC Porto por cinco anos" [OFFICIAL: Felipe is addition for FC Porto for five years] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Felipe chegou ao jogo 50 na Liga" [Felipe reached 50 games in Liga]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 February 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Roma dumped out of Champions League by Porto as Dundalk fall short". The Guardian. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Sporting beats Porto 2-1 to take lead in Portugal". Associated Press. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  9. ^ a b "FC Porto lidera Onze do Ano" [FC Porto leads Starting Eleven of the Year] (in Portuguese). Liga Portugal. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  10. ^ "COMENTÁRIO: Felipe dá vitória ao FC Porto sobre o Feirense e acaba expulso" [COMMENTARY: Felipe gives FC Porto victory over Feirense and ends up sent off]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 3 January 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  11. ^ "FC Porto empata com o Braga e está na final da Taça de Portugal" [Porto draw with Braga and are in the Taça de Portugal final] (in Portuguese). One Football. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Felipe falha os próximos dois jogos do FC Porto para o campeonato" [Felipe misses the next two FC Porto league matches] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Sporting conquista Taça de Portugal ao vencer FC Porto nas grandes penalidades" [Sporting win Taça de Portugal by beating FC Porto in great penalty shootout]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 25 May 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Porto confirm Felipe sale to Atletico Madrid". Reuters. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Dunga calls up Brazil-based Gabriel and Felipe to replace Neymar and David Luiz". eurosport.co.uk. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Brasil goleia El Salvador na estreia de Felipe e Éder Militão" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  17. ^ Felipe at Soccerway. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  18. ^ "FC Porto conquista Supertaça pela 21.ª vez" [FC Porto conquer Supercup for the 21st time] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Santos domina seleção do Paulistão; Audax emplaca dois e mais o técnico" [Santos dominate the Paulistão team of the year; Audax include two and the manager] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Sindicato revela os melhores 11 de 2017" [Union discloses best 11 of 2017] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.