Felipe Menezes

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Felipe Menezes
Personal information
Full name Felipe Menezes Jácomo
Date of birth (1988-01-20) 20 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Goiânia, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Palmeiras
Number 18
Youth career
2006 Goiás
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Goiás 62 (7)
2009–2013 Benfica 13 (0)
2011–2012 Botafogo (loan) 22 (4)
2012–2013 Sport (loan) 6 (0)
2013– Palmeiras 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Felipe Menezes Jácomo (born 20 January 1988 in Goiânia, Goiás), known as Menezes, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Palmeiras as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Menezes played youth football with Goiás Esporte Clube. He made his senior debut with the local club on 12 May 2007, in a 0–2 away defeat against São Paulo FC for the Série A.[1] On 7 July, for the same competition, he scored his first goals as a professional, netting twice – including once in the 90th minute – in a 3–2 home victory over Sport Club do Recife.[2]

On 28 August 2009, Menezes signed with S.L. Benfica in Portugal, on a five-year contract.[3] He made his official debut for the Lisbon outfit on 17 September, playing 60 minutes in a 2–0 home win against BATE Borisov for the season's UEFA Europa League, but appeared in only 11 official games in his first year as the Reds won the national championship after five years, including just five in the league (133 minutes of action).

On 21 June 2011, Menezes was loaned to Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas for one year.[4]

On 2 July 2013, Menezes signed a three-year contract with Brazilian side Palmeiras. According the player: "Acredito que eu esteja um pouco atrás fisicamente do pessoal que iniciou esta intertemporada, pois venho fazendo apenas academia e ergometria. Mas eu creio que rapidamente já estarei com o grupo." ("I believe that I am worst physically than the other players, because I am training only at gym and on treadmill. But I think to be soon with the group").[5]

Club statistics[edit]

Club Season League Portuguese Cup League Cup UEFA Total
Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals
Benfica 2009/10 5 0 1 1 1 0 5 0 12 1
2010/11 7 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 16 1
Total 12 0 1 1 5 1 10 0 28 2

Honours[edit]

Benfica
Palmeiras

Personal[edit]

Menezes' younger brother, Matheus, is also a footballer. A defender, he also represented Goiás and Botafogo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sao Paulo 2 – Goias 0; The Guardian, 12 May 2007
  2. ^ Goias 3 – Sport Recife 2; The Guardian, 7 July 2007
  3. ^ "Benfica contrata Felipe Menezes" [Benfica sign Felipe Menezes] (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Felipe Menezes no Botafogo" [Felipe Menezes to Botafogo] (in Portuguese). Record. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Palmeiras acerta com meia Felipe Menezes por 3 temporadas" [Palmeiras signs with midfielder Felipe Menezes for three seasons]. palmeiras.com.br (in Portuguese). 2 July 2013. 

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