Edon Amaral Neto

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Edinho
Personal information
Full name Edon Amaral Neto
Date of birth (1967-02-21) 21 February 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Arapiraca, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987 ASA 20 (8)
1988 Avaí 20 (4)
1989 São José 37 (14)
1990–1992 Olhanense 62 (23)
1992–1994 Portimonense 65 (27)
1994–1995 Chaves 32 (14)
1995–1996 Vitória Guimarães 42 (15)
1996–1998 Bradford City 59 (15)
1998 Dunfermline Athletic (loan) 9 (1)
1998–1999 Portimonense 3 (0)
1999–2000 União Lamas 29 (7)
2000–2003 Vizela 79 (46)
2003–2005 Olhanense 59 (25)
2005 Portosantense 9 (2)
2006 Juventude Évora
2006–2007 Campinense
2008–2009 Farense ? (15)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Farense (assistant)
2009 Farense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Edon Amaral Neto, aka Edinho (born 21 February 1967), is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Born in Arapiraca, Alagoas, Edinho played for modest clubs in his homeland. In 1990 he moved to Portugal where he would spend the following four seasons, competing in both the second and third divisions with S.C. Olhanense and Portimonense SC.

From 1994 – January 1997 Edinho played in the top level, scoring 29 goals combined for G.D. Chaves and Vitória de Guimarães.[1] On 6 February he signed with Football League First Division side Bradford City, netting 10 times in 41 games in his first full season with the Bantams; during his stint at the Valley Parade, a fans' website called Boy from Brazil was created in his honour.

On 23 March 1999 Edinho moved to Dunfermline Athletic on loan, scoring against Hearts during his short spell.[2] After leaving Bradford, he returned to Portugal and continued to play in the country until his retirement one decade later (at the age of 42), only two of his ten seasons being spent in division two, with C.F. União de Lamas and Olhanense – in 2007–08, he even helped historic Algarve team S.C. Farense promote from the regional championships; the two major levels combined, he amassed totals of 189 matches and 58 goals.

Personal life[edit]

Edinho' son, Edinho Júnior, is also a footballer and a forward.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edinho" (in Portuguese). Glórias do Passado. 3 February 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hearts 2 Dunfermline 1". Sporting Life. 21 November 1998. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Blackburn Rovers sign Olhanense starlet". Algarve Resident. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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