Filipe Andrade Teixeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [tɐjˈʃɐjɾɐ]; born 2 October 1980) is a Portuguese professional footballer.

Filipe Teixeira
Filipe Teixeira.jpg
Teixeira with Barnsley in 2010
Personal information
Full name Filipe Andrade Teixeira
Date of birth (1980-10-02) 2 October 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Boulogne-Billancourt
1994–1998 Felgueiras
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Felgueiras 85 (16)
2001–2002 Istres 16 (2)
2002–2005 Paris Saint-Germain 18 (0)
2003–2004União Leiria (loan) 21 (0)
2005–2007 Académica 59 (4)
2007–2010 West Bromwich Albion 49 (5)
2010Barnsley (loan) 14 (0)
2010–2011 Metalurh Donetsk 7 (0)
2011Brașov (loan) 12 (1)
2011–2013 Rapid București 40 (6)
2013 Al-Shaab 12 (0)
2013–2015 Petrolul Ploiești 49 (15)
2015–2017 Astra Giurgiu 54 (8)
2017–2019 FCSB 54 (5)
Total 490 (62)
National team
1998–1999 Portugal U18 10 (1)
2000 Portugal U20 5 (0)
2001–2002 Portugal U21 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2019

Regarded as technical and creative, he is capable of playing in several midfield positions,[1][2] and he competed professionally in five countries his own notwithstanding, mainly Romania.

Club careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Teixeira started his senior career with Felgueiras in the Segunda Liga, being an automatic first-choice since the age of 18.[3]

After a career-best nine goals in 2000–01 season, he returned to his nation of birth – his parents were Portuguese immigrants – and signed with Ligue 2 club Istres.[4]

Paris Saint-GermainEdit

Although he appeared sparingly for the Bouches-du-Rhône side in his only season, Teixeira joined the Ligue 1 after being transferred to Paris Saint-Germain where he teamed up with Brazil's Ronaldinho, being rarely used during his spell with the capital side.[4]

Teixeira then returned to Portugal, making his Primeira Liga debut at Vítor Pontes's União de Leiria, on loan, and playing alongside fellow Portuguese Hugo Almeida and Luís Filipe. At the end of the campaign he went back to PSG, and shared teams up with two more compatriots: Pauleta and Hugo Leal.

Another move to Portugal followed, as Teixeira signed for Académica de Coimbra. With the Students, he only missed five league game in two seasons combined, helping the team to consecutive 13th-place finishes (the competition changed from 18 to 16 clubs for 2006–07).

West Bromwich AlbionEdit

Teixeira completed a move to West Bromwich Albion on 17 July 2007 for a fee of £600,000, signing a three-year contract.[5] He made his pre-season debut one week later against Northampton Town, scoring twice,[6] and his first appearance in the Football League Championship came in a 1–2 defeat at Burnley, on the opening day of the season.[7]

Teixeira scored his first goal for Albion in a 2–0 home win over Barnsley, on 1 September 2007.[8] His performances in midfield during that month earned him a place on the shortlist for Championship Player of the Month, although the award eventually went to Watford's Darius Henderson.[9]

Teixeira was stretchered off after 18 minutes of WBA's 3–0 home win against Plymouth Argyle in early March 2008, when he landed awkwardly following a clash with Gary Sawyer[10]– initial scans on the player's knee suggested that he had suffered cruciate ligament damage and was "likely to miss the rest of the campaign".[11] The prognosis proved correct and he returned to Portugal to have an operation, before undergoing rehabilitation at former club Académica;[12] as Albion promoted to the Premier League, he contributed with five goals in 30 games.

On 31 January 2010, having appeared scarcely for WBA following his return from injury, Teixeira joined fellow division two club Barnsley, on loan until the rest of the season.[13]

Later careerEdit

On 22 June 2010, aged nearly 30, Teixeira joined Ukrainian side Metalurh Donetsk on a two-year contract, after being granted a free transfer from West Bromwich[14]– he teamed up at the club with compatriots China and Mário Sérgio. In February of the following year, however, he was loaned to FC Brașov in Romania, for six-months.[15]

Teixeira continued in Romania and its Liga I for the 2011–12 season, signing for Rapid București.[16] He was released from his contract after the club entered administration, and moved to the United Arab Emirates with Al-Shaab.

Teixeira returned to Romania in the summer of 2013, joining Petrolul Ploiești. He scored seven league goals in 29 games in his debut campaign, helping his new team to the third position with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Europa League; on 7 August 2014 he opened the scoring against Viktoria Plzeň, contributing to 4–1 away win for the third qualifying round of the Europa League (5–2 on aggregate).[17]

On 23 June 2017, after spending the preceding two seasons with Astra Giurgiu where he won the national title,[18] Teixeira signed a one-year contract with FCSB.[19] He netted his first competitive goal on 25 July, his header helping to a 2–2 home draw to Viktoria Plzeň for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League;[20] he scored again in the second leg, a 4–1 victory where he also obtained a penalty.[21]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 18 October 2019[22][23][24]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Felgueiras 1998–99 27 2 2 1 29 3
1999–00 27 5 3 0 30 5
2000–01 29 9 2 1 31 10
Total 85 16 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 18
Istres 2001–02 16 2 0 0 0 0 16 2
Paris Saint-Germain 2002–03 8 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 12 0
2004–05 10 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Total 18 0 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 25 1
União Leiria (loan) 2003–04 21 0 2 0 23 0
Académica 2005–06 30 3 1 0 31 3
2006–07 29 1 3 0 32 1
Total 59 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 4
West Bromwich Albion 2007–08 30 5 4 0 3 0 37 5
2008–09 10 0 3 0 0 0 13 0
2009–10 9 0 1 0 2 0 12 0
Total 49 5 8 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 62 5
Barnsley (loan) 2009–10 14 0 14 0
Metalurh Donetsk 2010–11 7 0 0 0 7 0
Brașov (loan) 2010–11 12 1 1 0 13 1
Rapid București 2011–12 25 4 5 0 5 1 35 5
2012–13 15 2 2 0 4 1 21 3
Total 40 6 7 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 56 8
Al-Shaab 2012–13 12 0 1 0 13 0
Petrolul Ploiești 2013–14 29 7 5 0 5 0 1 0 40 7
2014–15 20 8 3 0 0 0 6 2 29 10
Total 49 15 8 0 0 0 11 2 1 0 69 17
Astra Giurgiu 2015–16 26 4 2 0 3 1 4 0 35 5
2016–17 28 4 4 0 1 0 11 2 1 0 45 6
Total 54 8 6 0 4 1 15 2 1 0 80 11
FCSB 2017–18 27 3 0 0 9 2 36 5
2018–19 27 2 1 0 5 1 33 3
Total 54 5 1 0 0 0 14 3 0 0 69 8
Career total 490 62 48 3 10 1 52 9 2 0 602 75

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

West Bromwich Albion

Astra Giurgiu

InternationalEdit

Portugal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Geambașu, Cristian (22 January 2015). "Ca la 20 de ani" [Like a 20-year-old]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Un fost antrenor i-a făcut portretul lui Teixeira: "Printre cei mai profesioniști jucători pe care i-am întâlnit"" [One of Teixeira's former coaches describes him: "Among the most hard-working players I've ever met"]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 15 June 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. ^ Silva, Eduardo (24 February 2018). "Filipe Teixeira: do Parque dos Príncipes ao trono na Roménia" [Filipe Teixeira: from the Parc des Princes to Romanian throne] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b Crépin, Timothé (26 January 2017). "Mercato, Ligue 1: Ces Portugais passés par le PSG" [Market, League 1: Portuguese men with spells at PSG] (in French). France Football. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Baggies sign midfielder Teixeira". BBC Sport. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 6 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Northampton 1–5 West Brom". BBC Sport. 26 July 2007. Retrieved 6 October 2007.
  7. ^ "Burnley vs WBA". West Bromwich Albion. 11 August 2007. Archived from the original on 13 February 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2007.
  8. ^ "WBA vs Barnsley". West Bromwich Albion. 1 September 2007. Archived from the original on 6 January 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2007.
  9. ^ "Henderson lands September award". BBC Sport. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2007.
  10. ^ "WBA vs Plymouth". West Bromwich Albion. 1 March 2008. Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2008.
  11. ^ "Teixeira blow for Albion". West Bromwich Albion. 7 March 2008. Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2008.
  12. ^ "Teixeira boost for Baggies". West Bromwich Albion. 28 June 2008. Archived from the original on 23 October 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2008.
  13. ^ "Albion switch focus to loan market". Express & Star. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  14. ^ Dall, James (23 June 2010). "Baggies release Teixeira". Sky Sports. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Filipe Teixeira to play in FC Brasov" (in Romanian). FC Brasov. 21 February 2011. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  16. ^ "Jucatorul care a pus Ghencea in genunchi ajunge in Giulesti!" [The player who brought Ghencea to its knees goes to Giulesti!] (in Romanian). Sport.ro. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  17. ^ "Petrolul and Hajduk heroics stun Europe". UEFA. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  18. ^ "Marius Şumudică a scris istorie! Astra Giurgiu este a 24-a campioană a României" [Marius Șumudică made history! Astra are Romania's 24th champions] (in Romanian). DigiSport. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  19. ^ "OFICIAL: Filipe Teixeira a semnat cu FCSB! "Duminică plecăm împreună în cantonament"" [OFFICIAL: Filipe Teixeira signed with FCSB! "Sunday we go train together"] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  20. ^ "FCSB 2–2 Plzeň". UEFA. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Plzeň 1–4 FCSB". UEFA. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  22. ^ "Filipe Teixeira". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  23. ^ "Filipe Teixeira » Club matches". Worldfootball. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  24. ^ "Filipe Teixeira". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  25. ^ Unwin, Will (25 January 2018). "Filipe Teixeira: I played with Dinho, but I was happiest at West Brom". Planet Football. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  26. ^ Marques, David (4 May 2016). "Quatro portugueses no campeão inédito do desenrascanço" [Four Portuguese in the unheard-of champions of making do] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 29 October 2017.

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