Bruno China

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Bruno China
Personal information
Full name Bruno Manuel Rodrigues Silva
Date of birth (1982-08-05) 5 August 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Matosinhos, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Belenenses
Number 16
Youth career
1992–2001 Leixões
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2009 Leixões 186 (6)
2009–2010 Mallorca 9 (0)
2010–2012 Rio Ave 27 (0)
2012–2014 Académica 29 (1)
2014– Belenenses 33 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bruno Manuel Rodrigues Silva, commonly known as Bruno China (born 5 August 1982 in Matosinhos), is a Portuguese footballer who plays for C.F. Os Belenenses as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

China, a youth product of Leixões SC, participated in the club's promotion from the third division into the first. He made his top flight debut on 18 August 2007, on the first day of the season against S.L. Benfica (1–1 home draw), and only missed one game as the Matosinhos side retained its league status.

In late August 2009, after extensive negotiations,[1] China moved to Spain's RCD Mallorca on a three-year contract,[2] even though the Balearic Islands team's manager, Gregorio Manzano, opposed his signing. He made his La Liga debut on 13 September, playing the last five minutes of a 1–1 draw at Villarreal CF,[3] and appeared rarely throughout the campaign as the club finished fifth and qualified for the UEFA Europa League.

In mid-August 2010 China was released from contract, returning to his country with Rio Ave FC. He continued competing in the main category in the following years, representing Académica de Coimbra and C.F. Os Belenenses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallorca chasing Bruno China; PortuGOAL, 19 August 2009
  2. ^ El Mallorca ficha a Bruno China (Mallorca signs Bruno China); Mallorca's official website (Spanish)
  3. ^ Villarreal held at home to Mallorca; ESPN Soccernet, 13 September 2009

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