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Wilson Migueis Manafá Jancó (born 23 July 1994), known as Manafá, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for FC Porto as a right winger or a full back.

Wilson Manafá
Personal information
Full name Wilson Migueis Manafá Jancó
Date of birth (1994-07-23) 23 July 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger / Full back
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
2002–2012 Oliveira Bairro
2012–2013 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Sporting B 13 (0)
2015 Beira-Mar 19 (1)
2015 Anadia 10 (4)
2016 Varzim 21 (1)
2016–2019 Portimonense 71 (5)
2019– Porto 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019


Club careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Born in Oliveira do Bairro, Aveiro District of Guinea-Bissaun descent, Manafá finished his development at Sporting CP.[1] He made his senior debut with their reserves in the Segunda Liga, his first appearance in the competition being on 11 August 2013 when he came on as a 43rd-minute substitute in a 0–1 away loss against Atlético Clube de Portugal.[2]

In the following years, Manafá alternated between the second and third divisions, representing S.C. Beira-Mar,[1] Anadia F.C. and Varzim SC.[3] He scored his first goal as a professional on 4 April 2015 while at the service of the first club, in a 3–0 away victory over C.D. Trofense.[4]


In late May 2016, Manafá joined Portimonense S.C. on a three-year contract.[5] In his first season, he netted three times[6][7][8] in 38 matches to help the Algarve team return to the Primeira Liga after a six-year absence.[9]

Manafá made his debut in the Portuguese top level on 7 August 2017, playing 16 minutes in a 2–1 home defeat of Boavista F.C. and providing the assist for Bruno Tabata's winner.[10] He scored his first league goal on 25 August of the following year, also putting one past his own net in a 2–2 draw to C.D. Santa Clara also at the Estádio Municipal de Portimão;[11] during the latter campaign, he was reconverted by manager António Folha to a full back.[12]


On 21 January 2019, Manafá signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with FC Porto.[13]


  1. ^ a b "Wilson Manafá desvincula-se e vai para o Beira-Mar" [Wilson Manafá cuts ties and goes to Beira-Mar]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 28 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Atlético-Sporting B, 1–0: "Chapéu" de Mauro decide" [Atlético-Sporting B, 1–0: Mauro chip the decider]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 August 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ Zappa, Manuel (14 January 2016). "Wilson Manafá assina pelo Varzim SC" [Wilson Manafá signs for Varzim SC]. Jornal da Bairrada (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Trofense perdeu 3 a 0 com o Beira Mar" [Trofense lost 3 to 0 to Beira Mar]. O Notícias da Trofa (in Portuguese). 4 April 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  5. ^ Alves, Armando (27 May 2016). "Wilson Manafá e Pedro Sá são reforços" [Wilson Manafá and Pedro Sá are additions]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Portimonense-Benfica B, 3–0: Algarvios consolidam liderança" [Portimonense-Benfica B, 3–0: Algarvians solidify first place]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 October 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Portimonense-Freamunde, 3–0: Golos só depois da expulsão de Miguel Pedro" [Portimonense-Freamunde, 3–0: Goals only after Miguel Pedro's ejection]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 December 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  8. ^ "U. Madeira-Portimonense, 3–1: Valeu hat trick de Kwame N'Sor para os madeirenses" [U. Madeira-Portimonense, 3–1: Kwame N'Sor hat trick hit the jackpot for Madeirans]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Portimonense festeja título com vitória nos Açores" [Portimonense celebrate title with win in the Azores] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Portimonense 2–1 Boavista" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  11. ^ "COMENTÁRIO: Portimonense soma primeiro ponto com empate frente ao Santa Clara" [COMMENT: Portimonense add first point with draw against Santa Clara]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 25 August 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  12. ^ "António Folha avisa Manafá que "é preciso muita coragem e confiança"" [António Folha warns Manafá that "it takes a lot of courage and confidence"]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 20 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  13. ^ "OFICIAL: Wilson Manafá assina pelo FC Porto até 2023" [OFFICIAL: Wilson Manafá signs for FC Porto until 2023] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.

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