Bruno Cortês

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Cortez
Personal information
Full name Bruno Cortês Barbosa
Date of birth (1987-03-11) March 11, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Criciúma
Youth career
2006–2007 Arturzinho
2007 Paysandu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Al-Shahaniya - (-)
2008–2009 Castelo Branco - (-)
2009–2010 Quissamã - (-)
2011 Nova Iguaçu 14 (0)
2011 Botafogo 28 (0)
2012– São Paulo 79 (2)
2013 Benfica (loan) 5 (0)
2014 Criciúma (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011– Brazil 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 6, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 28, 2011

Bruno Cortês Barbosa (born March 11, 1987), better known as Cortez, is a Brazillian footballer who plays for Criciúma as a left back.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Rio de Janeiro,[1] he started playing football as a forward in 2006, as part of Arturzinho's squad.[2] He was loaned to Paysandu in 2007, when he played a single game, against Tuna Luso in the Campeonato Paraense.[2]

Bruno Cortês started his professional career defending Qatari club Al-Shahaniya in 2007,[1] moving back to his home country to play for Rio de Janeiro state-based club Castelo Branco from 2008 to 2009,[3] and after leaving the club, he defended Quissamã also from Rio de Janeiro state during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.[1] He joined Nova Iguaçu in 2011, playing 14 Campeonato Carioca games for the club during that season.[4] In March of the same year, Bruno Cortês was offered to play for Remo, but the club rejected the offer.[2]

Botafogo[edit]

Rio de Janeiro city-based club Botafogo acquired 50% of his economic rights after the Campeonato Carioca concluded.[5] He played 28 Série A games for the club during the 2011 season.[4] Bruno Cortês played his first game for the club on May 22, 2011, at Estádio Benedito Teixeira, in São José do Rio Preto, when Palmeiras beat his club 2–0 for the Série A.[6] He played his last game as part of Botafogo's squad on December 4, 2011, when his team and Fluminense drew 1-1 at Estádio Raulino de Oliveira, in Volta Redonda, for the last round of the Série A.[7][8]

São Paulo[edit]

Bruno Cortês transfer to Série A club São Paulo was announced on December 17, 2011.[5] The contract was signed on December 21 of the same year.[9][10] He played his first game for the club on January 22, 2012, when his team beat Botafogo de Ribeirão Preto 4-0 at Estádio do Morumbi, for the Campeonato Paulista.[11] On January 21, 2012, he changed the spelling of his name to Cortez, without circumflex and with z in the final, because when he played in Nova Iguaçu, the president of the club asked to him to put the letter z in the final.[12] His first goal for São Paulo was scored on May 23, 2012, against Goiás, at Estádio Serra Dourada, for the 2012 Copa do Brasil.[13]

On May 2013, after the elimination of São Paulo in State League and Copa Libertadores, Cortez was removed from staff of club, by president Juvenal Juvêncio and coach Ney Franco. This way, the player is waiting for proposes from other clubs.[14]

Benfica[edit]

São Paulo loaned Cortez to Portuguese Primeira Liga club Benfica for a year on July 12, 2013.[15]

Coming to Portuguese side, the former são-paulino said that, playing in Europe, to want coming back to Brazilian team, where he was called up in 2011.[16]

Out of Jorge Jesus's plans, on January 11, 2014, Cortez came back to Brazil, to play for São Paulo, owner of his rights. Even after a few chances in his Portugal times, Cortez said according words: "I'll be eternally thankful to Portuguese side for everything what they did for me and to Jorge Jesus for opportunities. The things weren't good because of questions of football, but I am certain that I can come back, someday."[17]

Criciúma[edit]

São Paulo loaned him to Criciúma on April 2, 2014 until the end of the 2014 season.[18]

International career[edit]

Bruno Cortês was called up for the Brazil national team Superclásico de las Américas games against Argentina, played on September 14, 2011 at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, in Córdoba, Argentina,[19] and on September 28, 2011 at Estádio Olímpico do Pará (Mangueirão), Belém, Brazil.[20] He earned his first international cap in the game played on September 28 against Argentina, won by Brazil 2–0.[21]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of September 15, 2012
Club Season League Cup State championship Continental[22] Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Nova Iguaçu 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
Botafogo 2011 28 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 32 0 0
São Paulo 2012 24 1 0 9 1 1 20 0 1 2 0 0 55 2 2
Total 52 1 0 11 1 1 34 0 1 4 0 0 101 2 2

International[edit]

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica
São Paulo

Country[edit]

Individual honors[edit]

Botafogo

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Especial Placar Guia 2011 Brasileirão (1354-A): 52. May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lateral da Seleção não deu certo no Paysandu. Saiba mais!" (in Portuguese). Portal ORM. September 7, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Natália Cordeiro (December 15, 2011). "Cortês: A jornada até a consagração" (in Portuguese). Trivella. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Bruno Cortês". Soccerway. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Botafogo fecha com Andrezinho e vende Cortês para o São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Globo Epsorte. December 17, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Palmeiras vs. Botafogo - May 22, 2011". Soccerway. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Fluminense empata com o Botafogo e se livra da pré-Libertadores" (in Portuguese). UOL. December 4, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Súmula e relatório da partida" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. December 4, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ "São Paulo anuncia 'pacotão' de Natal com cinco nomes; Cortês é destaque" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. December 21, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Sao Paulo Signs Defender Cortes". Fox News. December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  11. ^ Kaue Freitas (January 22, 2012). "Cortês aprova estreia: "Time está se encaixando"" (in Portuguese). saopaulofc.net. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Com três semanas de São Paulo, Cortês pede para virar 'Cortez'" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. January 23, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Esposa de Cortez chora com primeiro gol do marido pelo São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. May 24, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Juvenal afasta Cortez, Fabrício, Wallyson e Canete e mais 3 do São Paulo". Folha (in Portuguese). May 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ Ferreira, Alder (July 12, 2013). "Após afastamento no São Paulo, Cortez é apresentado no Benfica". SPFC.net (in Portuguese). Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Na chegada ao Benfica, Cortez traça seu objetivo: quero voltar à Seleção". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). July 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Sem espaço, Cortez entra em acordo e rescinde seu contrato com o Benfica". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). January 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Criciúma acerta com Cortez, André Lima e deve fechar com mais reforços". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Domestic squad named for Argentina ties". FIFA. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Os convocados para o Superclássico" (in Portuguese). CBF. September 22, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Americas Superclasico joy for Brazil". Fox News. September 29, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  22. ^ Includes Copa Sudamericana
  23. ^ "Os eleitos do Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão!" (in Portuguese). Lance!. December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011.