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Mateus Galiano da Costa

Mateus Galiano da Costa (born 19 June 1984), known simply as Mateus, is an Angolan professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Boavista F.C. as a forward.

Mateus
Personal information
Full name Mateus Galiano da Costa
Date of birth (1984-06-19) 19 June 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Boavista
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Desportivo Beja
2003–2004 Sporting B 23 (9)
2004–2005 Casa Pia 35 (13)
2005 Lixa 10 (3)
2006–2007 Gil Vicente 16 (7)
2007–2008 Boavista 25 (2)
2008–2013 Nacional 117 (28)
2014–2015 1º Agosto 44 (13)
2016–2017 Arouca 46 (7)
2017– Boavista 65 (11)
National team
2006– Angola 65 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2019

Club careerEdit

Mateus was born in Luanda. After started playing professionally for modest Portuguese teams (he had a stint with Sporting CP, but never moved past their reserves), he signed in January 2006 with Gil Vicente F.C. of the Primeira Liga. He scored in his debut on 5 February, in a 5–0 home win against Vitória de Setúbal.[1]

However, Mateus was at the centre of a judicial controversy that erupted in Portuguese football, known as Caso Mateus (Mateus Affair), after a supposedly illegal registration by the Barcelos club. Following a lengthy judicial battle between Gil and C.F. Os Belenenses, the former were relegated.[2][3]

After an uneventful season with Gil Vicente in the second division, greatly delayed by the legal consequences,[4] Mateus joined Boavista F.C. for the 2007–08 campaign. His new team was also eventually relegated, due to irregularities.[5]

In 2008–09, Mateus moved to Madeira's C.D. Nacional,[6] being an important attacking element – whether as starter or from the bench – as they eventually qualified for the UEFA Europa League. He continued to be regularly played for the better part of the following years, notably netting nine goals in 24 matches in the 2011–12 season.

International careerEdit

An Angola international since 2006, Mateus was called up to that year's FIFA World Cup, playing in all three group stage matches including the entire 0–1 loss against Portugal.[7]

He also added three substitute appearances in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, as the Palancas Negras reached the quarter-finals.

International goalsEdit

As of 12 October 2018 (Angola score listed first, score column indicates score after each Mateus goal)[8][9]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 April 2006 Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, Lesotho   Mauritius
4–1
5–1
2006 COSAFA Cup
2. 30 April 2006 Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, Lesotho   Lesotho
1–0
3–1
2006 COSAFA Cup
3. 8 October 2006 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola   Kenya
2–0
3–1
2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4. 12 August 2009 Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal   Togo
2–0
2–0
Friendly
5. 8 October 2011 Estádio 24 de Setembro, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau   Guinea-Bissau
2–0
2–0
2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 14 January 2012 Estádio Nacional do Chiazi, Cabinda, Angola   Sierra Leone
2–1
3–1
Friendly
7. 22 January 2012 Nuevo Estadio, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea   Burkina Faso
1–0
2–1
2012 Africa Cup of Nations
8. 17 October 2015 Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa   South Africa
1–0
2–0
2016 African Nations Championship qualification
9. 12 October 2018 Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola   Mauritania
1–1
4–1
2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
10.
2–1
11. 18 November 2018 Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola   Burkina Faso
1–0
2–1
2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
12.
2–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gil Vicente-V. Setúbal, 5–0: Grande treino do Gil (Gil Vicente-V. Setúbal, 5–0: Great Gil training); Record, 6 February 2006 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Caso Mateus": Gil Vicente pede explicações ("Mateus Affair": Gil Vicente ask for explanations); Record, 11 July 2006 (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Belenenses spared the drop; UEFA, 22 August 2006
  4. ^ Gil Vicente fica na Liga de Honra (Gil Vicente stay in Honour League); Record, 15 January 2007 (in Portuguese)
  5. ^ Porto docked points, Boavista demoted; UEFA, 9 May 2008
  6. ^ Nacional: Mateus assina por quatro anos com acordo do Boavista (Nacional: Mateus signs for four years after Boavista agree); Mais Futebol, 17 June 2008 (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ Angola 0–1 Portugal; BBC Sport, 11 June 2006
  8. ^ "Mateus – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Mateus Galiano da Costa – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 March 2017.

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