Nenê (futsal player)

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João Carlos Gonçalves Filho (born 9 November 1983), known as Nenê, is a Brazilian futsal player who plays as a pivot.

Personal information
Full name João Carlos Gonçalves Filho
Date of birth (1983-11-09) 9 November 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Pivot
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Sporting CP
2009 CSKA Moscow
2009–2011 Nacional Zagreb
2011–2012 Action 21
2012–2014 Benfica
2014–2015 Ekonomac Kragujevac
2016–2017 APOEL
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of June 2015


Born in São Paulo, Nenê arrived in European futsal at the hands of Sporting CP coach, Paulo Fernandes. He spent three years there, winning one league in his first year, and two Portuguese cups in the remaining two.[1]

In 2008, he left Sporting and moved to the Russian league, joining MFK CSKA Moscow, without winning any silverware. He then spent two years at Nacional Zagreb, winning both a league and a national cup.[1]

After one year in Belgium, at Action 21,[1] Paulo Fernandes, now at Benfica, brought him to the club on 28 July 2012.[2] In Lisbon, he only won one supercup over two seasons, so he was released on 19 June 2014, together with Joel Queirós and Marcão.[3] Afterwards, he played with Serbian club KMF Ekonomac Kragujevac, and Cypriot clube APOEL.


Sporting CP

Nacional Zagreb

SL Benfica



  1. ^ a b c "Nenê é reforço do Benfica" [Nenè signs with Benfica]. SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). 26 July 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Benfica contrata Nenê" [Benfica hires Nenê]. Record. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Joel Queirós, Marcão e Nenê deixam Benfica" [Joel Queirós, Marcão and Nenê leave Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 June 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2016.