Fernando Alexandre

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Fernando Alexandre
Personal information
Full name Fernando José Ribeiro Alexandre
Date of birth (1985-08-02) 2 August 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Lourinhã, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 65
Youth career
1999–2000 Lourinhanense
2000–2004 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Benfica B 27 (1)
2006–2007 Benfica 0 (0)
2006–2007 Olivais Moscavide (loan) 4 (1)
2007–2008 Mafra 34 (7)
2008–2009 Estrela Amadora 29 (0)
2009–2012 Braga 1 (0)
2009–2010 Leixões (loan) 22 (0)
2010–2012 Olhanense (loan) 49 (0)
2012–2013 Olhanense 22 (1)
2013– Académica 17 (2)
National team
2001–2002 Portugal U17 10 (0)
2002–2003 Portugal U18 4 (0)
2003–2004 Portugal U19 9 (0)
2004–2006 Portugal U20 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando José Ribeiro Alexandre (born 2 August 1985 in Lourinhã, Lisbon) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Académica de Coimbra in the Portuguese first division, mainly as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Alexandre started his professional career with S.L. Benfica, but could never amass any official appearances for the first team. From 2004 to 2006 he played with the club's B-side (soon to be extinct) and in the second division, with Lisbon neighbours C.D. Olivais e Moscavide.

After one season in the third level with C.D. Mafra – also in the region – Alexandre moved to C.F. Estrela da Amadora, again in the capital but now in the top flight. He was an essential figure in midfield, as the club finished in a comfortable mid-table position in spite of serious financial difficulties.

In late June 2009, after Estrela was relegated off-court, Alexandre moved to Sporting de Braga in a free transfer. He still participated in one league match with the Minho side, playing 25 minutes in a 2–1 win at Sporting Clube de Portugal but, just hours before the August transfer window closed, was sent on loan to fellow top-divisioner Leixões Sport Club, remaining in that predicament for the following two years but with S.C. Olhanense.

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