Guilherme Afonso

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Guilherme Afonso
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-11-15) 15 November 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Primeiro de Agosto
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Étoile Carouge 17 (5)
2003–2004 Valence 3 (0)
2004–2007 Twente 32 (2)
2007–2008 Veendam 44 (6)
2009–2012 Sion 17 (2)
2009–2010 Grasshopper (loan) 7 (0)
2010–2011 Lugano (loan) 29 (10)
2012–2013 Vaduz 15 (1)
2013– 1º de Agosto 3 (3)
National team
2006 Switzerland U21 1 (0)
2013– Angola 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 August 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2013

Guilherme Afonso (born 15 November 1985) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Primeiro de Agosto. He has dual Angolan-Swiss nationality.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Afonso has played club-football in Switzerland for Étoile Carouge, Sion, Grasshopper, Lugano and FC Vaduz; in France for Valence; and in the Netherlands for Twente and Veendam.[3][4][5] In the summer 2012 he signed a two year contract with FC Vaduz.[6] In the summer of 2013 he signed a year and half contract with Primeiro de Agosto [7]

International career[edit]

Afonso, who has previously played for Switzerland at under-21 level, was selected by Angola for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tope Agboola (20 June 2005). "Afonso eyes Angola switch". BBC Sport. 
  2. ^ "Football without borders in the Lowlands". FIFA. 30 June 2005. 
  3. ^ (Dutch) Profile at Voetbal International
  4. ^ (German) Profile at Weltfußball.de
  5. ^ (Dutch) Profile at Ronald Zwiers
  6. ^ "Afonso verlässt Sitten Richtung Vaduz" (in German). fussball.ch. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Guilherme Afonso pledges commitment to new club". ANGOP. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  8. ^ "Angola pick Guilherme Afonso in final Nations Cup squad". BBC Sport. 8 January 2013.