Flávio Amado

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Flávio
Personal information
Full name Flávio da Silva Amado
Date of birth (1979-12-30) 30 December 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Petro Atletico
Number 9
Youth career
1996–1999 Petro Atletico
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Petro Atletico 151 (79)
2005–2009 Al-Ahly 100 (52)
2009–2011 Al-Shabab 23 (13)
2011–2012 Lierse 7 (1)
2012– Petro Atletico 0 (0)
National team
2000– Angola 73 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 January 2012
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Silva and the second or paternal family name is Amado.

Flávio da Silva Amado (born 30 December 1979), better known as Flávio, is an Angolan football forward who most recently played for Petro Atletico in Angola.

He is a member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup, in which he scored Angola's only goal of the tournament, with a header against Iran to clinch a 1–1 draw.[1]

He scored 3 goals for Angola in African Cup of Nations Egypt 2006, although they went out from the second round. His goals were against Cameroon and Togo.

He helped his team Al-Ahly to participate in the FIFA Club World Championship two successive times in 2005 and 2006. In FIFA Club World Championship 2006 opening match against Auckland City FC of New Zealand, 10 Dec 2006, Flavio scored the first goal with an accurate shot, giving Al-Ahly a 2–0 win.

In semi-final, Al-Ahly faced South American champions Internacional on 13 Dec 2006, and Flavio played a decent game, scoring the draw goal with a great header in the second half. However, Al-Ahly eventually lost the match 1–2.

After having a very unsuccessful first season with the team during which he scored only one goal in the league, and being jeered by fans at many times, most notably when he missed a penalty kick against rivals El Zamalek in the African Champions League, Flavio had a very successful second season in 2006–2007, seeing him top the goalscorers chart of the Egyptian Premier League with 17 goals, a single goal ahead of international Egyptian teammate Emad Moteab. He proved to be instrumental in Al-Ahly's formation in the next years, scoring many vital goals in critical moments. Generally Flavio keeps an extremely low profile and rarely appears in the media or give any press statements. Such attitude is highly appreciated by his club administration, since it agrees with the club's policies.

In his last season with Al-Ahly (2008–2009), Flavio managed to score Al-Ahly's only goal during the Egyptian Premier League play-off against Ismaily, handing the title to Al-Ahly for the fifth time in row and rewarding himself with the second personal title of the Egyptian Premier League Top Goalscorer, for the third time as a foreign player in the Egyptian Premier League history after John Utaka with Ismaily during the 2000–2001 season, then Flavio himself formerly during the 2006–2007 season.

At his time with Al-Ahly he was very known in Egypt for his heading accuracy and it was known that Al-Ahly played a tactic that Flávio Amado's fellow Angola national football team and Al-Ahly teammate Gilberto would play a long ball to him from the sides, and Flávio Amado would score with his. He did this on multiple occasions, earning Al-Ahly multiple titles domestically and continentally.

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Angola national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 8 1
2002 3 0
2003 3 0
2004 7 3
2005 7 2
2006 8 6
2007 7 5
2008 13 6
2009 8 2
2010 4 3
2011 2 1
2012 3 1
Total 73 30

Honours[edit]

National Team[edit]

  • Qualified for the 2006 World Cup with Angola for the first time ever, and scored Angola's only World Cup goal in their history so far (despite playing for only thirty-nine minutes during the whole tournament).

Al-Ahly[edit]

Petro Atletico[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iran 1–1 Angola". BBC Sport (BBC). 21 June 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Flávio Amado at National-Football-Teams.com

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