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|Date of birth||15 August 1970|
|Place of birth||Vila Velha, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Egmar Goncalves (born 15 August 1970 in Vila Velha, Brazil) is a Singaporean former professional soccer player. He had changed his nationality to Singaporean in 2002, under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme, in order to play for the Singapore national football team.
In his time with Home United FC, Goncalves scored a total of 239 S.League goals in 11 S.League seasons and was the first recipient of the 100 S.League goals award in 2001, although he had managed 107 by the end of that season. He reached the 100 goals mark in a hat-trick against SAFFC in a 4-0 win. It was due to S.League deciding not to include the inaugural Singapore Cup goals as it was known as League Cup but backtracked on it later. He was also awarded the 200 S.League goals award in 2004 which he reached the mark, in a hat-trick again, against Sinchi in a 5-1 win.
In January 2007, Goncalves returned to Brazil in after failing to agree a new contract with Home United.
Goncalves failed to make any impact for Singapore at international level and was one of the unsuccessful players in the foreign talent scheme endorsed by the Football Association of Singapore, although he is well remembered for scoring in the 4-2 away defeat against Iraq in the 2007 Asian Cup qualifying campaign.
Gonçalves lives in Vila Velha city, Brazil, with his wife and children.
National team career statistics
Goals for Senior National Team
|October 11, 2006||Al Ain City, UAE||Iraq||2-4||Lost||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
- 100 S.League Goals: 2001
- 200 S.League Goals: 2004
- S.League Top Scorer Award: 2004
- AFC Cup Top Scorer Award: 2004
- Saaid, Hamdan (2007-03-21). "Asian Nations Cup 2007 - Qualifying - Match Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
- Egmar Goncalves at National-Football-Teams.com
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