Chiquinho Conde

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Chiquinho Conde
Personal information
Full name Francisco Queriol Conde Júnior
Date of birth (1965-11-22) 22 November 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Beira, Mozambique
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Maxaquene
1987–1991 Belenenses 114 (29)
1991–1992 Braga 22 (3)
1992–1994 Vitória Setúbal 59 (27)
1994–1995 Sporting CP 28 (3)
1996 Belenenses 4 (0)
1996–1997 Vitória Setúbal 20 (7)
1997 New England Revolution 17 (6)
1997 Tampa Bay Mutiny 8 (0)
1998–2000 Vitória Setúbal 75 (27)
2000–2001 Alverca 16 (1)
2001–2002 Portimonense 33 (2)
2002 Créteil
2002–2003 Imortal 35 (5)
2003–2004 Montijo
National team
1985–2001 Mozambique 98 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francisco Queriol Conde Júnior, aka Chiquinho Conde (born 22 November 1965), is a Mozambican retired footballer who played as a striker.

Most of his extensive professional career was spent in Portugal, mainly for Vitória Futebol Clube, with a brief spell in 1997 in the United States. Over the course of 13 seasons, he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 309 games and 85 goals.

Football career[edit]

Born in Beira, Conde arrived in Portugal in the 1987 summer from Clube de Desportos do Maxaquene, and would remain in the country for the following decade, starting with C.F. Os Belenenses. After good spells at Sporting de Braga and Vitória de Setúbal he signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal, but failed to reproduce his previous form, returning to Belenenses in January 1996.

Aged already 31, Conde moved to the recent Major League Soccer, where he played for the New England Revolution and the Tampa Bay Mutiny. In January 1998 he returned to Portugal and a former club, Vitória Setúbal (for his third spell); in his first full season upon his return to the team, he netted a career-best 14 goals, as the sadinos qualified for the UEFA Cup as fifth.

After spells at F.C. Alverca and Portimonense SC, Conde eventually retired in 2004, after playing amateur football in the country. He represented Mozambique during 16 years, appearing at the 1986 and the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, with the national team finishing bottom of the group in the latter. He is regarded as one of the best players the country ever produced, alongside Dário and Tico-Tico.[1]

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