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Raul Edvanio Brito Rodrigues Correia (born 7 May 1993) is an Angolo-Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a striker for National League club Barrow.

Raul Correia
Personal information
Full name Raul Edvanio Brito Rodrigues Correia[1]
Date of birth (1993-05-07) 7 May 1993 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Angola
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Barrow
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2015 Radcliffe Borough
2015–2016 Chorley 3 (0)
2016Trafford (dual reg)
2016–2017 Radcliffe Borough
2017–2018 Blackpool 0 (0)
2017–2018Guiseley (loan) 11 (1)
2018York City (loan) 10 (1)
2018– Barrow 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:54, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

After starting his career with Radcliffe Borough, he joined Chorley in December 2015. Following a spell at Trafford on a dual registration, he returned to Radcliffe Borough in August 2016 and impressed Football League clubs with his form. Signing for Blackpool for an undisclosed fee in January 2017, he joined Guiseley on loan in July 2017 and York City in January 2018.

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Angola, Correia is a Portuguese citizen and moved to England at the age of nine.[3] He studied business finance management at Sheffield Hallam University and worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland prior to playing professional football.[4]

Club careerEdit

Radcliffe BoroughEdit

Correia began his career with Northern Premier League Division One North club Radcliffe Borough.[5]

ChorleyEdit

Correia signed for National League North club Chorley on 24 December 2015.[6] On 2 January 2016, he made his debut from the bench in a 1–0 defeat to A.F.C. Fylde.[7]

His next appearance did not come until five weeks later when he replaced Jordan Connerton in a 3–0 Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy victory against Colne.[8] Named as an unused substitute on five occasions, Correia made his final appearance in a 3–1 win against Gainsborough Trinity on 9 April.[9] He was released at the end of the season.[6]

He joined Northern Premier League Division One North club Trafford in February 2016 on a dual registration agreement.[6]

Return to Radcliffe BoroughEdit

In August 2016, Correia rejoined Northern Premier League Division One North club Radcliffe Borough.[10] He made his debut on the opening day of the season in a 2–0 defeat to Brighouse Town,[11] and scored two minutes into a 4–3 defeat to Mossley three days later.[12]

The following month, he scored back-to-back goals in a 3–2 loss to Scarborough Athletic and a 3–1 win against Kendal Town.[13][14] On 1 November, he scored twice in a 4–0 win against Hyde United.[15] In January 2017, Correia was invited to a one-week trial with Blackpool after impressing in the eighth tier.[16]

BlackpoolEdit

On 31 January 2017, League Two club Blackpool signed Correia for an undisclosed fee.[5] He signed a one-and-a-half-year contract, with the club holding the option to extend his contract by an additional year.[17] He made his professional debut in a EFL Trophy defeat to Shrewsbury Town on 10 January 2018.[18] After a goalless 90 minutes, Shrewsbury won 4–2 on penalties.[19]

Correia signed for National League club Guiseley on 25 July 2017 on a six-month loan.[20] He made his debut on the opening day of the season in a 2–2 home draw with Ebbsfleet United.[21] He scored his first and only goal for Guiseley on 16 September in a 1–1 draw away to Wrexham after guiding Will Hatfield's deflected shot from distance past goalkeeper Luke Coddington.[21][22] Correia made his final appearance in a 4–0 defeat away to Tranmere Rovers on 30 December,[21] and returned to his parent club two days later.[23]

On 11 January 2018, Correia joined National League North club York City on loan for the remainder of the season.[24] Two days later, he made his debut by starting in a 2–1 home win against Bradford Park Avenue.[25] He scored his first goal for York on 16 January in a 5–3 victory away to A.F.C. Telford United, after dispossessing goalkeeper Ryan Schofield when attempting to clear the ball.[26] He finished the loan with 11 appearances and one goal[21] as York finished 11th in the table.[27]

He was released by Blackpool at the end of the 2017–18 season.[28]

BarrowEdit

Correia signed for National League club Barrow on 16 July 2018 on a one-year contract with the option of another year.[29]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 25 August 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chorley 2015–16[21] National League North 3 0 3 0
Blackpool 2016–17[30] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[18] League One 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 1 0
Guiseley (loan) 2017–18[21] National League 11 1 0 0 1[b] 0 12 1
York City (loan) 2017–18[21] National League North 10 1 10 1
Barrow 2018–19[21] National League 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Career total 29 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 31 3
  1. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of temporary transfers of players under written contract between 01/07/2017 and 31/07/2017" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 63. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Raúl Correia". 11v11.com. AFS Enerprises. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Raul Correia". York City F.C. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018.
  4. ^ Flett, Dave (15 January 2018). "Blackpool loan striker Raul Correia aims to stay in pro game". The Press. York. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b Hilton, Paul. "Raul Correia departs for Blackpool FC". Radcliffe Borough F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018 – via Pitchero.
  6. ^ a b c Locke, Mark (26 July 2016). "Raul Correia". Chorley F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  7. ^ Locke, Mark (2 January 2016). "AFC Fylde 1–0 Chorley (02/01/2016)". Chorley F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  8. ^ Locke, Mark (10 February 2016). "Chorley 3–0 Colne (10/02/2016)". Chorley F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  9. ^ Locke, Mark (9 April 2016). "Chorley 3–1 Gainsborough Trinity (09/04/2016)". Chorley F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  10. ^ Watters, David. "Saturday's transfer list!". Northern Premier League. Retrieved 23 February 2018 – via Pitchero.
  11. ^ Bostock, Matthew. "Brighouse Town 2–0 Radcliffe Borough match report 13/08/2016". Radcliffe Borough F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018 – via Pitchero.
  12. ^ Bostock, Matthew. "Radcliffe Borough 3–4 Mossley A.F.C match report 16/08/2016". Radcliffe Borough F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018 – via Pitchero.
  13. ^ Bostock, Matthew. "Radcliffe Borough 2–3 Scarborough Athletic match report 17/09/16". Radcliffe Borough F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018 – via Pitchero.
  14. ^ Bostock, Matthew. "Radcliffe Borough 3-1 Kendal Town match report 20/09/16". Radcliffe Borough F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018 – via Pitchero.
  15. ^ Bostock, Matthew. "Pace, Power & Precision: Radcliffe Borough 4–0 Hyde match report". Radcliffe Borough F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018 – via Pitchero.
  16. ^ Watters, David. "Correia could be next to graduate". Northern Premier League. Retrieved 23 February 2018 – via Pitchero.
  17. ^ "Blackpool seal Correia deal". Blackpool F.C. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Raul Correia in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 0–0 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Guiseley loan for Correia". Blackpool F.C. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h "R. Correia: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Wrexham 1–1 Guiseley". BBC Sport. 16 September 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  23. ^ "Loan update". Guiseley A.F.C. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  24. ^ Scrafton, Matt (11 January 2018). "Blackpool striker seals loan switch to York". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  25. ^ Appleyard, Ian (13 January 2018). "City back in play-off zone after win". York City F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  26. ^ Appleyard, Ian (13 January 2018). "Goals galore as City go fourth". York City F.C. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  27. ^ "Conference North: 2017/18: Latest table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  28. ^ "Manager confirms retained list". Blackpool F.C. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  29. ^ Turner, Paul (16 July 2018). "Barrow AFC sign striker Correia". The Mail. Barrow-in-Furness. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  30. ^ "Games played by Raul Correia in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 February 2018.

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