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Francisco das Chagas Soares dos Santos (born 17 January 1991), known as Soares, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Portuguese club FC Porto.

Soares
Personal information
Full name Francisco das Chagas Soares dos Santos
Date of birth (1991-01-17) 17 January 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Sousa, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 29
Youth career
2007–2008 Palmeiras das Rocas
2009 América-RN
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 América-RN 2 (0)
2010 Botafogo-PB 0 (0)
2011 Sousa 0 (0)
2012–2016 CSP 17 (10)
2012 → Caicó (loan) 7 (1)
2012 → Visão Celeste (loan) 6 (0)
2013Cerâmica (loan) 9 (2)
2013Treze (loan) 9 (0)
2014Veranópolis (loan) 16 (4)
2014Pelotas (loan) 3 (0)
2014 → Lucena (loan) 7 (3)
2014–2016Nacional (loan) 42 (12)
2016–2017 Vitória Guimarães 16 (7)
2017– Porto 67 (35)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019

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Club careerEdit

BrazilEdit

Born in Sousa, Paraíba, but raised in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Soares started his career with Palmeiras FC das Rocas.[1] After impressing with the side he moved to América Futebol Clube (RN) in 2009,[2] initially assigned to the youth setup.

Soares made his professional debut for the latter club on 14 August 2010, coming on as a substitute in a 1–2 Série B home loss against Vila Nova Futebol Clube.[3] He only appeared in one further match in the championship, before being released on 3 September of that year.[4]

Soares subsequently represented a variety of Brazilian teams, including Botafogo Futebol Clube (PB), Sousa Esporte Clube, Centro Sportivo Paraibano, Caicó EC,[5] Visão Celeste EC, Cerâmica Atlético Clube,[6] Treze Futebol Clube,[7] Veranópolis Esporte Clube Recreativo e Cultural,[8] Esporte Clube Pelotas[9] and Lucena SC.[10]

NacionalEdit

On 27 January 2015, Soares moved abroad for the first time in his career after signing with Primeira Liga side C.D. Nacional, still owned by CSP.[11] He made his debut for the club on 21 February, replacing Lucas João in a 1–3 away loss against S.C. Braga.[12]

Soares scored his first goal abroad on 20 April 2015, netting the equalizer in a 1–1 Madeira derby at C.S. Marítimo.[13] The following 20 March, he scored a brace in a 3–2 home win over Vitória de Guimarães.[14]

Vitória GuimarãesEdit

On 25 May 2016, Soares signed for Vitória de Guimarães.[15] He made his debut for his new team on 14 August, starting in a 0–1 home loss to Braga,[16][17] and scored his first goal 12 days later in a 5–3 win against F.C. Paços de Ferreira also at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, through a penalty.[18]

On 4 November 2016, Soares scored a double in a 2–1 home success over former club Nacional.[19] He finished his spell in Minho with 22 official appearances, and nine goals.[20]

PortoEdit

On 23 January 2017, Soares signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with FC Porto, with a 40 million clause.[21] His first match took place on 4 February, when he started and netted twice in a 2–1 home win against Sporting CP.[22]

Soares made his UEFA Champions League debut on 22 February 2017, starting in a 0–2 home loss to Juventus F.C. for the round of 16.[23] In his first full season, he scored eight goals from 24 appearances to help the club win the national championship after a five-year wait.[24]

Soares was not initially included in the 2018–19 Champions League squad by manager Sérgio Conceição, due to injury.[25] On 18 January 2019, he put three past G.D. Chaves in a 4–1 away victory.[26]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 6 March 2019[27]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
América-RN 2009 Série B 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010 2 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 13 2
Subtotal 2 0 12 2 0 0 0 0 14 2
Botafogo-PB 2010 Paraibano 10[a] 3 10 3
Sousa Esporte Clube 2011[28] Paraibano 0 0 3[a] 1 3 1
CSP 2012 Paraibano 6[a] 3 6 3
2013 17 10 17 10
Subtotal 17 10 6 3 23 13
Caicó (loan) 2012 Potiguar 7 1 7 1
Visão Celeste (loan) 2012 Potiguar 2ª Divisão 6 0 6 0
Cerâmica (loan) 2013 Gaúcho 9 2 9 2
Treze (loan) 2013 Série C 9 0 9 0
Veranópolis (loan) 2014 Gaúcho 16 4 16 4
Pelotas (loan) 2014 Série D 3 0 3 0
Lucena (loan) 2014 Paraibano 2ª Divisão 7 3 7 3
Nacional (loan) 2014–15 Primeira Liga 12 2 2 0 14 2
2015–16 30 10 2 1 2[b] 0 34 11
Subtotal 42 12 4 1 2 0 48 13
Vitória Guimarães 2016–17 Primeira Liga 16 7 3 2 3[b] 0 22 9
Porto 2016–17 Primeira Liga 15 12 2[c] 0 17 12
2017–18 24 8 4 1 3[c] 1 3[b] 0 34 10
2018–19 18 10 4 3 2[c] 1 4[d] 3 28 17
Subtotal 57 30 8 4 7 2 7 3 79 39
Career total 129 49 74 22 14 6 7 2 31 10 255 89
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Copa Paraíba
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Taça da Liga
  3. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ One appearance in Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, three appearances and three goals in Taça da Liga

HonoursEdit

Botafogo-PB

  • Copa Paraíba: 2010

CSP

  • Copa Paraíba: 2012

Lucena

Porto

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pires, Sérgio (6 February 2017). "Soares: um "tico de gente" que brotou nas areias da caixa d'água" [Soares: a "half-pint" who emerged from the sands of the water tank] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  2. ^ Lopes, Marcos (23 December 2008). "Artilheiro do Palmeiras está treinando no América" [Palmeiras' goalscorer is training in América]. Tribuna do Norte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  3. ^ "América-RN 1 x 2 Vila Nova – Lanterna vence o vice-lanterna em Natal" [América-RN 1–2 Vila Nova – Last-placed defeat second-last in Natal] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Contrato de Soares é rescindido" [Soares' contract is rescinded] (in Portuguese). Vermelho de Paixão. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Presidente do CSP e atacante Soares estiveram em Sousa nesta terça" [CSP president and forward Soares were in Sousa this Tuesday] (in Portuguese). Só Esporte. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  6. ^ "CSP empresta o artilheiro Soares ao Cerâmica-RS" [CSP loan goalscorer Soares to Cerâmica-RS] (in Portuguese). Só Esporte. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Treze modifica completamente o elenco para a Série C" [Treze completely change squad for the Série C] (in Portuguese). Só Esporte. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  8. ^ Keren, Larissa (11 December 2013). "CSP empresta Soares e atacante vai disputar o Gauchão pelo Veranópolis" [CSP loan Soares and forward will play the Gauchão for Veranópolis] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Soares espera resposta da direção para acertar com o Pelotas" [Soares waits for board reply to sign for Pelotas] (in Portuguese). Rede Esportiva. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Com Carioca e Mael regularizados, Lucena anuncia atacante Soares" [With Carioca and Mael registered, Lucena announce forward Soares] (in Portuguese). Lucena SC. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Francisco Soares é reforço" [Francisco Soares is an addition]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 27 January 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Sp. Braga 3–1 Nacional" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Marítimo–Nacional, 1–1 (crónica)" [Marítimo–Nacional, 1–1 (report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Nacional–V. Guimarães, 3–2 (crónica)" [Nacional–V. Guimarães, 3–2 (report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Soares e Nolan Mbemba garantidos para a próxima época" [Soares and Nolan Mbemba guaranteed for next season]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 25 May 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  16. ^ "V. Guimarães 0–1 Sp. Braga" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  17. ^ "V. Guimarães-Sp. Braga, 0–1: Revolta sufocada à porta do castelo" [V. Guimarães-Sp. Braga, 0–1: Rebellion smothered at the castle's gates]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 August 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  18. ^ Dias, Francisco (26 August 2016). "Avalanche goleadora no Afonso Henriques: Vitória SC bate Paços por 5–3" [Goal avalanche at the Afonso Henriques: Vitória SC beat Paços 5–3] (in Portuguese). Vavel. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  19. ^ "V. Guimarães 2–0 Nacional" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  20. ^ "A visita de Soares e uma conversa especial em Guimarães" [Soares' visit and a special conversation in Guimarães]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 5 February 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  21. ^ "Soares reforça Dragões" [Soares bolsters Dragons] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Tiquinho's brace puts Porto top". PortuGOAL. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  23. ^ "Expulsão e suplentes de luxo abatem dragão" [Ejection and deluxe backups take dragon down] (in Portuguese). UEFA. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  24. ^ Frias, Rui (5 May 2018). "Os jogadores que ficam na história do regresso portista aos títulos" [The players who made history in Porto's return to titles]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  25. ^ "FC Porto deixa Soares e Mbemba fora da lista para a Liga dos Campeões" [FC Porto leave Soares and Mbemba out of list for Champions League]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 3 September 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  26. ^ "FC Porto vence em Chaves por 4–1 com 'hat-trick' de Soares" [FC Porto win 4–1 in Chaves with Soares hat-trick] (in Portuguese). Porto Canal. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  27. ^ Tiquinho Soares at Soccerway
  28. ^ Madruga, Expedito (29 December 2011). "Sousa tem 'ano burocrático' e fica longe dos títulos ao longo de 2011" [Sousa have a 'bureaucratic year' and stay far from titles throughout 2011] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  29. ^ "FC Porto é campeão nacional 2017/2018" [FC Porto are 2017/2018 national champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  30. ^ "FC Porto conquista Supertaça pela 21.ª vez" [FC Porto conquer Supercup for the 21st time] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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