Dady

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Dady
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Fernandes Pereira Gomes
Date of birth (1981-08-13) 13 August 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Atlético
Number 30
Youth career
1989–1993 Futebol Benfica
1993–1995 Sporting CP
1995–1999 Futebol Benfica
1999–2000 Boavista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Sporting B 19 (5)
2001–2002 Aldenovense 21 (10)
2002–2005 Odivelas 116 (35)
2005 Estoril 14 (5)
2006–2007 Belenenses 38 (12)
2007–2010 Osasuna 54 (11)
2010 Bucaspor 5 (0)
2011–2012 Olhanense 30 (8)
2012–2013 Apollon Limassol 10 (2)
2013 Shanghai Shenhua 27 (9)
2014 Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 5 (0)
2014– Atlético 4 (0)
National team
2005–2012 Cape Verde 23 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eduardo Fernando Pereira Gomes, commonly known as Dady (born 13 August 1981), is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Atlético Clube de Portugal as a striker.

Club career[edit]

During his early years, Lisbon-born Dady played professionally with modest clubs in the Portuguese lower leagues, after unsuccessful stints with Boavista F.C. and Sporting Clube de Portugal. In the 2005–06 season he started with second division side G.D. Estoril Praia but, after solid performances, attracted the attention of top level's C.F. Os Belenenses.

Dady's first match in the top flight was on 14 January 2006 in a 0–1 home loss against Sporting. After an uneventful first half-season he was a key offensive figure in 2006–07 campaign, scoring 12 goals as Belenenses finished fifth and qualified for the UEFA Cup.

In August 2007, Dady signed with La Liga club CA Osasuna.[1][2] Not an undisputed starter in his first season, he still finished as the Navarrese's top scorer, helping it barely avoid relegation;[3] in the following two campaigns he featured even less regularly, due to physical problems – which included the extraction of a benign tumor in his femur[4]– and the resurrection of veteran player Walter Pandiani.

In the 2010 summer Dady signed with Bucaspor in Turkey, being released on 30 December and returning to Portugal in the following transfer window, with S.C. Olhanense.[5] He netted seven times in 23 games in his first full season, being crucial as the Algarve team eventually avoided top flight relegation.

On 17 July 2012, Dady signed for Apollon Limassol in the Cypriot First Division.[6] On 28 February of the following year he moved clubs and countries again, joining China's Shanghai Shenhua FC.[7]

In March 2014 Dady moved to another team in the country, China League One's Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard FC.[8]

International career[edit]

Dady began playing for Cape Verde in 2005.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 June 2008 George V, Curepipe, Mauritius  Mauritius
0–1
0–1
2010 World Cup qualification
2 22 June 2008 Várzea, Praia, Cape Verde  Mauritius
1–0
3–1
2010 World Cup qualification
3 22 June 2008 Várzea, Praia, Cape Verde  Mauritius
2–0
3–1
2010 World Cup qualification
4 29 February 2012 Mahamasina, Antananarivo, Madagascar  Madagascar
0–2
0–4
2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ Principio de acuerdo entre Osasuna, Os Belenenses y el delantero Dady (Agreement arranged between Osasuna, Belenenses and Dady); Osasuna's official website, 14 August 2007 (Spanish)
  2. ^ "Osasuna anuncia Dady" [Osasuna announces Dady] (in Portuguese). Record. 14 August 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Angustioso empate en el Reyno" [Anxious draw at the Reyno] (in Spanish). Marca. 28 October 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dady, operado de un tumor benigno en el fémur" [Dady underwent surgery to benign tumor in femur] (in Spanish). Diario de Navarra. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dady regressa a Portugal" [Dady returns to Portugal] (in Portuguese). Record. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dady assina pelo Apoelon [sic] Limassol" [Dady signs for Apoelon Limassol] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  7. ^ 申花正式宣布签第五外援 前西甲高中锋火速加盟 [Shenhua signs the fifth foreign player, former La Liga center forward joins] (in Chinese). NetEase. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  8. ^ 我区首家职业足球俱乐部成立; News Ifeng, 1 March 2014 (Chinese)

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