Guilherme Siqueira

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Madalena and the second or paternal family name is Siquiera.
Guilherme Siqueira
Personal information
Full name Guilherme Madalena Siqueira
Date of birth (1986-04-28) 28 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Biguaçu, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 5
Youth career
2003 Figueirense
2004 Ipatinga
2004 Avaí (loan)
2004–2006 Internazionale
2006 Lazio (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Udinese 23 (0)
2008–2009 Ancona (loan) 24 (1)
2010–2014 Granada 104 (12)
2013–2014 Benfica (loan) 18 (1)
2014– Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Guilherme Madalena Siqueira (born 28 April 1986) is a Brazilian professional footballer with Italian citizenship. He plays as a left back for Atlético Madrid in Spain.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

At age 18, Siqueira was signed by Internazionale from Ipatinga in August 2004, at first in temporary deal for €125,000.[1][2] He also played for hometown clubs Figueirense (his first club) and Avaí before joining Inter.[3]

In January 2006, as part of César's transfer, he went on loan to Lazio, which included an option to co-own the players rights at the end of season.[4]

Udinese[edit]

On 11 August 2006, he joined Udinese in a co-ownership deal,[5] for €750,000.[6] Siqueira never became a regular for Udinese and made 3 starts and 13 substitute appearances in the 2006–07 season. He made his Serie A debut on 10 September 2006 in a 1-0 loss to Messina. During the 2007–08 season Siqueira remained at Udinese but was seldom used. As Udinese did not buy full ownership from Internazionale, the out of favor Siqueira was loaned to Ancona to join another Inter owned player, Rincón. During the 2008-09 season with Ancona Siqueira featured regularly for the newly promoted club making 24 league appearances and scoring his first professional goal.

In June 2009, he returned to Udinese as the club now had Siqueira's entire registration rights.[7] On 10 January 2010, he substituted Paolo Sammarco in the 71st minute, his first match of the season. He then made 2 more substitute appearances for the club.

Granada[edit]

In 2010 Siqueira joined Granada on loan as part of a partnership agreement with Udinese in which various players joined Granada from the Italian club.[8] In his first season in Spain Siqueira featured regularly for his new club and helped Granada gain promotion to the First Division, despite being sent off three times in 34 league matches. After a fine first season with Granada, on 30 June 2011 he penned a four-year contract to remain with the club, as his contract with Udinese expired.[9]

On 20 March 2012, he scored an audacious meisteresque dink from the penalty spot against Barcelona in the league at the Camp Nou.[10][11] Siqueria soon started to attract from other clubs to sign him.[12] At one point, Valencia and Benfica were keen to sign him.[13][14] However, Siqueira signed a further contract extension, which will keep him until 2017.[15]

At the end of the 2012-13 season, which left the club in the fifteen position, Siqueira announced he is intends to leave the club in the summer transfer window.[16] Siqueira, however, denies he want to leave the club and is happy there in an exclusive interview with Marca.[17] Despite this, Siqueria remains interests from Premier League side Everton,[18] Liverpool[19] and Stoke City.[20]

In April 2014, Real Madrid made a bid for Siqueria from Granada and the move was agreed. However, this was denied by the club's president, Enrique Pina.[21]

Loan to Benfica[edit]

On the very last minutes of the transfer deadline day, Siqueira signed a season-long loan deal with Benfica, with an option to make the move permanent for €7 million.[22][23] He played in the club's 2–0 victory over Rio Ave F.C. in the 2014 Taça da Liga Final, and 99 minutes of the loss to Sevilla FC on penalties in the Europa League Final. Benfica also won the league title, with Siqueira playing 18 matches and scoring once, in a 2–0 win over C.D. Nacional on 27 October.[24]

Atlético Madrid[edit]

On 6 June 2014, he joined reigning La Liga champions Atlético Madrid on a four-year deal for €10 million.[25] Upon joining the club, Siqueira didn't made hesitation moving to Los Colchoneros, quoting: ""it did not take a second to decide."[26]

International career[edit]

Though Siqueira gaining an Italian citizenship, which made him eligible playing for Italy, Siquerira declared his desire to represent Spain, having been granted Spanish citizenship in October 2013.[27][28]

Honours[edit]

Benfica

References[edit]

  1. ^ FC Internazionale Milano SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2005 (Italian)
  2. ^ "INTER SIGN THREE YOUNG PLAYERS". inter.it. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  3. ^ "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2004" (in Portuguese). CBF. 11 March 2005. Retrieved 2010-01-10. [dead link]
  4. ^ "CESAR JOINS INTER". inter.it. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  5. ^ "SIQUEIRA JOINS UDINESE". inter.it. 11 August 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  6. ^ Crediti — Compartiecipazioni ex art.102bis NOIF, FC Internazionale Milano 2006–07 bilancio (Report and Accounts), Require Purchase in CCIAA (Italian)
  7. ^ "Transfer market: co-ownership deals". inter.it. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  8. ^ "UFFICIALE: Udinese, Geijo e Siqueira al Granada". Tutto Mercato Web. 13 July 2010. Archived from the original on 15 June 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Guilherme Siqueira is committed to the Granada" [Guilherme Siqueira se compromete con el Granada] (in Spanish). Marca. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Soccerway Match Report: Barcelona 5 - 3 Granada on 20 March 2012". Soccerway. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Video on YouTube
  12. ^ "Atletico is set for the left channel Siqueira" [El Atlético se fija en Siqueira para el carril izquierdo] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "The bid for Valencia Siqueira" [El Valencia puja por Siqueira] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Benfica wants to take Siqueira" [El Benfica quiere llevarse a Siqueira] (in Spanish). Marca. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Siqueira verbal agreement to continue until 2017" [Acuerdo verbal para que Siqueira siga hasta 2017] (in Spanish). Marca. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Transfer News: Guilherme Siqueira wants to leave Granada this summer". Sky Sports. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Siqueira: "Not by any change to Granada"" [Siqueira: "No cambio al Granada por cualquiera"] (in Spanish). Marca. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Everton boss Martinez makes a move for Granada's Siqueira as the Spaniard plans for life without Baines". Daily Mail. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Transfer news: Liverpool target Granada's Guilherme Siqueira". Sky Sports. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Stoke set sights on Granada defender". Talksport. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Transfer news: Granada deny any deal agreed for Guilherme Siqueira". Sky Sports. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Benfica take Siqueira on loan from Granada". FIFA. 3 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "Granada's Guilherme Siqueira joins Benfica on loan". skysports.com. September 3, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Benfica wins 2-0 National" [Benfica vence Nacional por 2-0] (in Portuguese). Jornal de Noticias. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "Acuerdo con el Granada para el traspaso de Siqueira [Agreement with Granada for the transfer of Siqueira]". Atlético Madrid. 6 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "I didn't hesitate in joining Atletico Madrid - Siqueira". Goal.com. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "Siqueira ganha passaporte espanhol,e convocação para a 'Fúria' fica perto". Globoesporte.com. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Guilherme Siqueira admits he would consider playing for Spain". Sky Sports. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

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