Alexandre Henrique Gonçalves Freitas

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Alex
Personal information
Full name Alexandre Henrique Gonçalves Freitas
Date of birth (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Funchal, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Vitória Guimarães B
Number 14
Youth career
2001–2005 Nacional
2005–2010 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Porto 0 (0)
2010–2013 Santa Clara 62 (3)
2013– Vitória Guimarães B 27 (5)
2014– Vitória Guimarães 3 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Portugal U18 9 (0)
2009–2010 Portugal U19 17 (4)
2010–2011 Portugal U20 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alexandre Henrique Gonçalves de Freitas (born 27 August 1991 in Funchal, Madeira), commonly known as Alex, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Vitória S.C. mainly as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Porto[edit]

Alex started his career with local C.D. Nacional. In the 2005 summer, aged 14, he signed for F.C. Porto and went on to complete his formation with the top division giants.

During his only season as a senior with the northerners, 2009–10, Alex was summoned to four games with the first team: on 17 October 2009 he played 20 minutes against Sertanense F.C. for the campaign's Portuguese Cup, after coming on as a substitute for Mariano González in a 4–0 home win; he also remained on the bench in two League Cup matches and the 2–1 home triumph over APOEL F.C. in the UEFA Champions League.

Santa Clara[edit]

In the 2010 summer Alex signed with C.D. Santa Clara in the second level. He appeared in 26 games (19 starts) in his first year with the Azores club.

International career[edit]

In 2009, Alex was part of the Portugal under-19 side that failed to make the 2009 UEFA European Championship. As the country qualified for the next edition in France he contributed with four goals in six matches, being selected for the final squad in an eventual group stage exit.

Alex was part of Portugal's squad at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played all the games but one in Colombia en route to the second place, scoring in the 2–3 final loss against Brazil.

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