Bijou (footballer)

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Bijou
Personal information
Full name Davidson Renato Cruz Coronel
Date of birth (1986-04-14) 14 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Praia, Cape Verde
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético
Number 30
Youth career
Sporting Praia
2004–2005 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Benfica B 9 (0)
2006–2007 Gondomar (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2008 Fátima 1 (0)
2008–2009 Pinhalnovense 19 (0)
2009–2012 Fafe 72 (0)
2012–2013 Arouca 23 (1)
2013– Atlético 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Davidson Renato da Cruz Coronel (born 14 April 1986), commonly known as Bijou, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Atlético Clube de Portugal as a central midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Bijou was born in Praia. After being spotted at local Sporting Clube da Praia by scouts from S.L. Benfica he moved to Portugal, playing his first year as a senior with the reserve side in the third division.

Benfica B folded after that season and Bijou was loaned, alongside teammate Nicolás Canales, to Gondomar S.C. in the second level, where he only played one league game. Released by the Reds in the 2007 summer he met the same fate at his next club, C.D. Fátima in the same division, having to resume his career in the lower leagues of the country.

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