André Bernardes Santos

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André Santos
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Personal information
Full name André Filipe Bernardes Santos
Date of birth (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Sobreiro Curvo, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vitória Guimarães
Number 28
Youth career
1998–2000 Lourinhanense
2000–2008 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Sporting CP 37 (2)
2008–2009 Fátima (loan) 16 (2)
2009–2010 União Leiria (loan) 39 (0)
2012–2013 Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 13 (0)
2013– Vitória Guimarães 25 (0)
National team
2009–2011 Portugal U21 15 (1)
2011– Portugal 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2011

André Filipe Bernardes Santos (born 2 March 1989) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Vitória S.C. as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sobreiro Curvo, Torres Vedras, Santos joined Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system at the age of 11. He made his senior debuts while on loan, playing with C.D. Fátima in the third division[1] and U.D. Leiria;[2] in the 2009–10 season, with the latter, he first appeared in the top level, playing 30 complete games to help the club finish in ninth place and being the first Portuguese player to achieve the feat in the league in the process.[3]

Santos returned to the Lions for the 2010–11 campaign, playing his first official match with the side on 5 August in a 2–1 home win against FC Nordsjælland for the UEFA Europa League.[4] He scored his first goal as a professional exactly four months later, helping the visiting team win it 3–1 at Portimonense SC,[5] and finished the season with 42 appearances all competitions comprised (two goals).

On 25 August 2011, also in the Europa League and against the same Danish opponent, and with the same match result but now in the playoff round, Santos netted to eventually help Sporting reach the group stage as that was also the aggregate score.[6] However, he eventually lost his importance in the squad under new manager Domingos Paciência.

In June 2012 Santos moved, alongside a host of compatriots – including Sporting teammate Diogo Salomão – to Deportivo de La Coruña from Spain, in a season-long loan.[7] He made his La Liga debut on 1 September by coming on as a late substitute in a 1–1 home draw to Getafe CF,[8] but featured sparingly overall and the Galicians were also relegated.

International career[edit]

Santos gained 30 caps for Portugal at youth level, scoring three times. He made his debut for the full squad on 29 March 2011, replacing Rúben Micael for the last 15 minutes of a 2–0 friendly win over Finland in Aveiro.[9]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 11 May 2013[10]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fátima 2008–09 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
Total 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
União Leiria 2008–09 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2009–10 30 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 35 0
Total 39 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 44 0
Sporting 2010–11 26 2 3 0 3 0 10 0 42 2
2011–12 11 0 3 0 2 0 9 2 25 2
Total 37 2 6 0 5 0 19 2 67 4
Deportivo 2012–13 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Total 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Career total 105 4 11 0 9 0 19 2 144 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paez e André Santos emprestados ao Fátima" [Paez and André Santos loaned to Fátima] (in Portuguese). Record. 9 July 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "André Santos é reforço" [André Santos an addition] (in Portuguese). Record. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "André Santos: "Gostava de atingir marco histórico"" [André Santos: "I would like to reach an historic landmark"] (in Portuguese). Record. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sporting 2–1 Nordsjælland" (in Portuguese). UEFA.com. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sporting vence Portimonense (3–1) e já é terceiro" [Sporting beats Portimonense (3–1) and climbs to third] (in Portuguese). Jornal de Notícias. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  6. ^ ""Leões" acordam a tempo" ["Lions" wake up on time] (in Portuguese). UEFA.com. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "André Santos, primer fichaje para el Depor" [André Santos, first Depor signing] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Deportivo La Coruña 1–1 Getafe: Riki y Abdel Barrada, los goles del empate" [Deportivo La Coruña 1–1 Getafe: Riki and Abdel Barrada, the goals in draw] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Germany beaten, France and England held". UEFA.com. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "André Santos". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 

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