David Simão

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David Simão
Personal information
Full name David Martins Simão
Date of birth (1990-05-15) 15 May 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Versailles, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arouca
Number 7
Youth career
1997–1999 Abóboda
1999–2009 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Benfica 0 (0)
2009–2010 Fátima (loan) 25 (5)
2010–2011 Paços Ferreira (loan) 25 (0)
2012 Académica (loan) 11 (1)
2012–2013 Marítimo (loan) 26 (4)
2013– Arouca 29 (4)
National team
2006 Portugal U16 8 (1)
2006–2007 Portugal U17 11 (1)
2007–2008 Portugal U18 7 (2)
2008–2009 Portugal U19 8 (1)
2010 Portugal U20 5 (3)
2010–2012 Portugal U21 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Martins Simão (born 15 May 1990) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for F.C. Arouca as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Versailles, France, Simão played most of his youth career at S.L. Benfica, having arrived at the age of nine from Grupo Instrução Musical Desportiva Abóboda. On 19 January 2008 he was called to the first team for a Portuguese Cup game against C.D. Feirense, courtesy of manager José Antonio Camacho, and was even picked to both UEFA Cup round-of-16 matches against Getafe CF, not being used however in any of the three contests.

Simão made his professional debuts with C.D. Fátima, on loan, his first match being against C.D. Santa Clara in the 2009–10 season opener in the second division, a 0–1 loss. On 26 September 2009 he scored his first goal for the club, in a 1–1 away draw against Gil Vicente FC.

On 17 June 2010 Simão moved to F.C. Paços de Ferreira, still on loan. He made his top level debut on 14 August in a 1–0 home win against Sporting Clube de Portugal, and only missed five league games (19 starts, 2,051 minutes of action) during the campaign as the team finished in seventh position.

Simão returned to Benfica for 2011–12 but, deemed surplus to requirements by manager Jorge Jesus, he moved to fellow top-divisioner Académica de Coimbra again on loan, on 17 January 2012.[1] He scored his first goal for his new club on 26 March, netting from 40 yards in a 1–2 loss at S.C. Braga.[2]

On 31 July 2012, Simão was loaned to C.S. Marítimo in a season-long move.[3] Late into June of the following year he terminated his contract with Benfica, and signed a three-year deal with fellow top-divisioner F.C. Arouca.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Académica

Individual[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 11 February 2013[6]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fátima 2009–10 25 5 2 0 2 0 - 29 5
Paços Ferreira 2010–11 25 0 1 0 6 1 - 32 1
Benfica 2011–12 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Académica 11 1 0 0 0 0 - 11 1
Marítimo 2012–13 17 3 3 0 2 0 6 0 28 3
Career total 78 9 8 0 10 1 6 0 102 10

Personal life[edit]

Simão's older brother, Bruno, is also a footballer, in the defender position.

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