Mário Felgueiras

Mário Jorge Quintas Felgueiras (born 12 December 1986) is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Mário Felgueiras
Personal information
Full name Mário Jorge Quintas Felgueiras
Date of birth (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1996–2002 Vianense
2002–2005 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Sporting CP 0 (0)
2005–2007Espinho (loan) 31 (0)
2007–2008 Portimonense 26 (0)
2008–2012 Braga 1 (0)
2009–2010Vitória Setúbal (loan) 14 (0)
2010–2011Rio Ave (loan) 8 (0)
2011–2012Brașov (loan) 34 (0)
2012–2015 CFR Cluj 77 (0)
2015–2016 Konyaspor 0 (0)
2016–2018 Paços Ferreira 27 (0)
2018–2019 Anorthosis 0 (0)
Total 218 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Portugal U16 5 (0)
2003 Portugal U17 14 (0)
2004 Portugal U18 2 (0)
2004–2005 Portugal U19 8 (0)
2005–2007 Portugal U20 12 (0)
2005 Portugal U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He started playing for Sporting, Portimonense and Braga, being successively loaned by the first and third clubs and only amassing one Primeira Liga appearance between the two combined. From 2011 until 2015 he competed in Romania, mainly with CFR Cluj.

Felgueiras won 42 caps for Portugal at youth level.

Club careerEdit

Sporting / PortimonenseEdit

Born in Viana do Castelo, Felgueiras joined Sporting CP's youth system in 2002 at the age of 15, from local SC Vianense.[1] In early 2003, following an injury to regular starter Nélson Pereira, he was called to the first team for training,[2] but he only managed to be called up for a competitive game during his tenure, remaining an unused substitute against Gil Vicente F.C. on 29 August 2004.[3]

In summer 2005, Felgueiras was loaned to S.C. Espinho in the third division for two years, being first-choice in his second season. Subsequently, he was released by the Lisbon side, signing a two-year contract with Portimonense S.C. in the second level;[4][5] he kept consecutive clean sheets in his first two official matches with his new club.[6]

BragaEdit

For the 2008–09 campaign, Felgueiras returned to the Primeira Liga, joining S.C. Braga as a free agent on a 4+1 deal.[7] He only appeared in one game in his first year, ten minutes of a 1–1 draw at league champions FC Porto in the last matchday.[8]

In 2009–10, Felgueiras was loaned to another top flight club, Vitória de Setúbal.[9] In July 2010 he returned to Braga,[10] appearing in both legs of the 4–2 aggregate win against Celtic for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League;[11][12] however, he was soon deemed surplus to requirements and made way for another Brazilian (Felipe, the 17th in the squad), leaving for Rio Ave F.C. until the end of the season[13]– his official debut came in the league opener, a 0–1 home loss against C.D. Nacional.[14]

RomaniaEdit

Felgueiras was loaned by Braga to Romanian club FC Brașov for the 2011–12 campaign.[15] The following year, after cutting all ties with the former, he agreed to a four-year contract with CFR Cluj also in Liga I,[16] making his debut in the competition with his new team on 5 August in 3–0 home win over FC Vaslui.[17]

On 19 September 2012, Felgueiras put on a Player of the match performance against former side Braga, in a 2–0 Champions League group stage away win, being subsequently selected for the Team of the Round.[18][19] In the same competition, he was also in goal to help to a 1–0 triumph over Manchester United at Old Trafford,[20] being subsequently linked to Premier League's Everton as a backup to Tim Howard and commenting: "Any player would be interested in playing in the Premier League. I am very happy to hear about Everton's interest, but I will only think about leaving at the end of the season";[21] he also claimed that Portugal manager Paulo Bento "has been paying attention" to his performance,[22] and that Sporting and S.L. Benfica had reportedly shown interest in acquiring his services.[23]

Felgueiras received the first red card of his Romanian career (second overall) on 27 July 2013, in a 2–2 home draw against ACS Poli Timișoara.[24] In November, as Cluj was facing a financial crisis, he and other players boycotted a league match;[25] in total, he appeared in 100 games for the club all competitions comprised.[26]

KonyasporEdit

On 2 February 2015, Felgueiras signed for Turkey's Konyaspor for three and a half years and 800.000.[27] He made his debut ten days later, in a cup match against Galatasaray SK which ended with a 1–4 away loss.[28]

Later yearsEdit

Felgueiras returned to Portugal on 1 February 2016, joining F.C. Paços de Ferreira until 30 June 2017.[29] He made 20 appearances in 2017–18, in a top-flight relegation.[30]

Felgueiras retired from football in 2019 at age 32 for personal reasons, after an unassuming spell in the Cypriot First Division with Anorthosis Famagusta FC.[31]

International careerEdit

On 8 February 2005, still a junior, Felgueiras made his first and only appearance for the Portugal under-21 team, playing 13 minutes in a 2–0 friendly win over the Republic of Ireland.[32]

Club statisticsEdit

[33][34]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting 2004–05 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Espinho 2005–06 Segunda Divisão 11 0 0 0 11 0
2006–07 20 0 1 0 21 0
Total 31 0 1 0 32 0
Portimonense 2007–08 Segunda Liga 26 0 3 0 29 0
Total 26 0 3 0 29 0
Braga 2008–09 Primeira Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 2 0
Total 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Vitória Setúbal 2009–10 Primeira Liga 14 0 2 0 16 0
Total 14 0 2 0 16 0
Rio Ave 2010–11 Primeira Liga 8 0 3 0 11 0
Total 8 0 3 0 11 0
Brașov 2011–12 Liga I 34 0 2 0 36 0
Total 34 0 2 0 36 0
CFR Cluj 2012–13 Liga I 28 0 5 0 12[b] 0 43 0
2013–14 32 0 1 0 33 0
2014–15 17 0 3 0 4[c] 0 24 0
Total 77 0 9 0 16 0 102 0
Konyaspor 2014–15 Süper Lig 0 0 1 0 1 0
2015–16 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 0 0 3 0 3 0
Paços Ferreira 2015–16 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0
2016–17 7 0 3 0 10 0
2017–18 20 0 2 0 22 0
Total 27 0 5 0 32 0
Anorthosis 2018–19 Cypriot First Division 0 0 0 0 2[c] 0 2 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Career total 218 0 28 0 20 0 266 0
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Ten appearances in UEFA Champions League and two in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mário Felgueiras vai jogar nos juniores" [Mário Felgueiras will play with juniors]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 July 2004. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Guarda-redes júnior treina com o plantel principal" [Junior goalkeeper trains with main squad]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 February 2003. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Convocados todos os disponíveis" [All the available called up]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 August 2004. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Mário Felgueiras quase assegurado" [Mário Felgueiras nearly confirmed]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 June 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Mário Felgueiras assina" [Mário Felgueiras signs]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 June 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Mário Felgueiras quer segurar titularidade" [Mário Felgueiras wants to remain a starter]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 August 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Felgueiras assina por 4 ou 5 épocas" [Felgueiras signs for 4 or 5 seasons]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 May 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  8. ^ "A festa fez mal aos campeões (COM VÍDEO)" [Party hurt champions (WITH VIDEO)]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 25 May 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Felgueiras quer seguir pisadas de Eduardo" [Felgueiras wants to follow Eduardo's footsteps]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 July 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Na peugada de Eduardo" [On Eduardo's footsteps]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Braga bow leaves Celtic reeling". UEFA. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Braga advance despite Celtic reverse". UEFA. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Mário Felgueiras regressa ao Rio Ave" [Mário Felgueiras returns to Rio Ave]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 August 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Nacional entra a vencer fora o Rio Ave" [Nacional have winning away debut against Rio Ave] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Minhotos emprestam Mário Felgueiras ao Brasov" [Minhotos loan Mário Felgueiras to Brasov]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 June 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  16. ^ "Cluj contrata Mário Felgueiras" [Cluj hire Mário Felgueiras]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 May 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  17. ^ "Feroviarii s-au impus în "Derby-ul de Liga Campionilor"" [Railwaymen take "Liga Campionilor derby"] (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Rafael double gives clinical CFR victory at Braga". UEFA. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  19. ^ "Team of the week – Matchday 1". UEFA. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  20. ^ "Manchester United stunned by Luis Alberto's thunderbolt for Cluj". The Guardian. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  21. ^ "Everton interessado em Mário Felgueiras" [Everton interested in Mário Felgueiras]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 December 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  22. ^ "Mário Felgueiras: "Sei que Paulo Bento tem estado atento"" [Mário Felgueiras: "I know Paulo Bento has been watching"]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 December 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  23. ^ "Mário Felgueiras: "Não vejo muita diferença entre Sporting e Cluj"" [Mário Felgueiras: "I don't see that much difference between Sporting and Cluj"]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 August 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  24. ^ "CFR rămâne fără victorie în noul campionat" [CFR remain winless in new championship] (in Romanian). Napoca News. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  25. ^ "Mário Felgueiras: "Dói-me o coração"" [Mário Felgueiras: "My heart aches"]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 November 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  26. ^ "CFR Cluj e obligată să plătească milioane de euro către Braga și Mandorlini!" [CFR Cluj are forced to pay one million euros to Braga for Mandorlini!] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  27. ^ "Mário Felgueiras assinou pelo Konyasport" [Mário Felgueiras signed for Konyasport] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  28. ^ "Turquia: Galatasaray de Bruma nos quartos-de-final da Taça" [Turkey: Bruma's Galatasaray in Cup quarter-finals]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 February 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  29. ^ "P. Ferreira: Mário Felgueiras é o novo guarda-redes" [P. Ferreira: Mário Felgueiras is the new goalkeeper] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  30. ^ "Paços Ferreira anuncia rescisão de Rúben Micael e Mário Felgueiras" [Paços Ferreira announce rescisions of Rúben Micael and Mário Felgueiras]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 June 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  31. ^ "CFR Cluj / Mario Felgueiras se retrage la numai 32 de ani: „Nu mai pot!"" [CFR Cluj / Mario Felgueiras retires at the age 32: "I can't continue!"]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 11 September 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  32. ^ "Sub-21: Portugal frente à Irlanda" [Under-21: Portugal against Ireland]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 February 2005. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  33. ^ "Mário Felgueiras". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  34. ^ "Mário Felgueiras". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 December 2014.

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