|Full name||Gonçalo Jardim Brandão|
|Date of birth||9 October 1986|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||CFR Cluj|
|2005–2006||→ Charlton Athletic (loan)||0||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Cesena (loan)||23||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ CFR Cluj (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
A product of hometown C.F. Os Belenenses' youth system, Brandão made his debut in the first division aged 17, against F.C. Porto, scoring in a 1–4 home loss on 18 October 2003 when he still had not finished his youth career. Ironically, he only managed another seven first-team appearances in the next three seasons combined, with a loan to Charlton Athletic in the 2005–06 campaign in between (no Premier League matches played).
In June 2008, it was announced Brandão had signed with Serie A's A.C. Siena: after a shaky start (he made his league debut only on 20 December in a 1–2 home defeat against Inter Milan), he finished his first season as an undisputed starter.
On 22 June 2011, after contributing with only two games to Siena's top flight return, Brandão signed for Parma F.C. on loan. In the following summer the clubs were involved in a player-only transaction, which saw Parma sign Brandão, Alessandro Iacobucci, Giuseppe Pacini and Andrea Rossi, while Siena acquired Manuel Coppola, Paolo Hernán Dellafiore, Abdou Doumbia and Alberto Galuppo – both clubs also retained 50% registration rights on their players.
On 7 July 2012 Brandão left for A.C. Cesena, and Marco Parolo moved to Parma in a temporary deal. In the following summer, still owned by the latter, he signed for Romanian club CFR Cluj along with Denilson Gabionetta.
After having represented Portugal at all the youth levels, including the under-21s, Brandão made his main team debut on 31 March 2009, appearing as a left back in a 2–0 friendly win over South Africa, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
- "Tactical formation". Football-Lineups. 4 February 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2007.
- "Juventus land in New York". Juventus FC. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
- "Ufficiale: Siena: riscattato Reginaldo. Arriva Angelo, Brandao al Parma" [Official: Siena: Reginaldo returns. Angelo arrives, Brandao to Parma] (in Italian). Tutto Mercato. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
- "Scambio prestiti col Cesena Parolo Brandao" [Swap with Cesena Parolo Brandao] (in Italian). Parma FC. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- Caçador welcomes new dawn; UEFA.com, 14 August 2007
- Portugal rediscover winning feeling; UEFA.com, 31 March 2009
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- Gonçalo Brandão career stats at Soccerbase
- Gonçalo Brandão at National-Football-Teams.com
- Official website (Portuguese)