Francisco Lima

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Francisco Lima
Personal information
Full name Francisco Lima Govinho
Date of birth (1971-04-17) 17 April 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth Manaus, Brazil
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Ferroviário (CE)[1]
1993 Sul América (loan)[2]
1994–1996 São Paulo 6 (0)
1995 União São João (loan)[3]
1996 Nacional (AM) loan)
1996–1998 Gaziantepspor 58 (3)
1998–1999 Zürich 32 (7)
1999–2000 US Lecce 32 (1)
2000–2001 Bologna 1909 29 (0)
2001–2004 Roma 88 (0)
2004–2006 Lokomotiv Moscow 41 (0)
2006 Qatar SC (loan) 7 (0)
2006 FC Dynamo Moscow 7 (0)
2007–2008 Brescia 58 (3)
2008–2009 San Jose Earthquakes 14 (0)
2009 Taranto Sport 12 (0)
2010 Nacional (AM)
2010 Rio Negro (AM)
2011 São Raimundo (AM)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francisco Lima Govinho (born 17 April 1971 in Manaus) is a Brazilian retired football (soccer) player. He was a defensive midfielder.

He played for São Paulo Futebol Clube in 1996, and played for Gaziantepspor in 1996/1998. He then played for FC Zürich between 1998 to 2000, and joined Serie A team Lecce during 1999/2000. One year later, he transferred to Bologna, and impressed AS Roma enough to win a move to them in 2001. Roma paid Bologna 13 billion Italian lire. He signed a 3-year contract and earned an average of 3.7 billion lire annually before tax.[4]

He stayed in the capital for three seasons. At the age of 33, he went northward to Lokomotiv Moscow. At January 2006, he was loaned to Qatar SC, until the summer. He signed for FC Dynamo Moscow in a free transfer during the second half of the Russian season.

He then joined Brescia Calcio in January 2007, and later the San Jose Earthquakes in July 2008. However, he left them in January 2009 to move back to Italy to join Taranto.

In January 2010, Lima returned to Brazil for Nacional (AM). In the same year he played for Rio Negro (AM), another club based on his hometown. He last played for São Raimundo (AM), another Manaus based club before retiring at the age of 40.

Honours[edit]

Ferroviário (CE)
Roma

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