|Full name||Gustavo Manduca|
|Date of birth||8 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Urussanga, Brazil|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1998||→ Atlantis (loan)||10||(2)|
|2006–2007||→ AEK Athens (loan)||23||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
He also holds an Italian passport, and played professionally in five different countries, mainly in Portugal – where he represented six teams in as seven years, including a very brief spell with Benfica.
In 2010 Manduca signed with APOEL, going on to remain several years with the club and win six major titles.
Manduca was born in Urussanga, Criciúma. After a brief spell with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense he moved in 1998 to Finland with HJK Helsinki and, after only two matches, he was loaned to Atlantis FC of the country's second division for the remainder of the season.
Manduca moved to Portugal in 1999, successively representing F.C. Felgueiras, AD Esposende and G.D. Chaves, all in the second level. In the 2003–04 season he made his top flight debuts, joining F.C. Paços de Ferreira.
Manduca blossomed into a top division player with C.S. Marítimo, where he scored in a 2004–05 UEFA Cup first round penalty shootout exit against Rangers, moving to Sport Lisboa e Benfica in January 2006 on a four 1/2-year contract. He appeared in 16 league games in his only season, netting in a 1–3 loss at União de Leiria on 4 February.
In August 2006 Manduca signed a one-year loan deal with the option for a permanent move with AEK Athens FC, as he was deemed surplus to requirements by new Benfica boss Fernando Santos. He made three appearances in the season's UEFA Champions League, and helped the capital club to the second place in the domestic league; on 16 May 2007, he signed a permanent three-year contract.
After three years (his on-loan season notwithstanding) of regular use at AEK, 30-year old Manduca signed a three-year deal with APOEL FC, from neighbouring Cyprus. In his first season with the club he won the national championship (the first in his career), scoring ten goals and providing as many assists.
On 13 September 2011, in a home game against FC Zenit Saint Petersburg for the season's UEFA Champions League, Manduca scored the equaliser in the 73rd minute and, two minutes later, assisted compatriot Aílton for the final 2–1 win, in APOEL's first ever win in that stage of the competition. On 1 November, he netted in the last minute against F.C. Porto (same competition, venue and result). In the round-of-16's second leg against Olympique Lyonnais, on 7 March 2012, he netted the 1–0 at home which levelled the tie, being sent off before the penalty shootout triumph; on 4 April 2012, he scored APOEL's first goal against Real Madrid in an eventual 2–5 quarter-final loss at the Santiago Bernabéu (2–8 on aggregate).
- AEK Athens
- Manduca to bolster Benfica attack; UEFA.com, 28 December 2005
- AEK make Manduca move; UEFA.com, 4 August 2006
- AEK make Manduca move permanent; UEFA.com, 17 May 2007
- APOEL recovery leaves Zenit reeling; UEFA.com, 13 September 2011
- APOEL's Manduca floors Porto late on; UEFA.com, 1 November 2011
- Lyon stunned as APOEL fairy tale continues; UEFA.com, 7 March 2012
- Madrid make serene progress past APOEL; UEFA.com, 4 April 2012
- "Συνεχίζει ο Gustavo" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Sheridan strike hands APOEL Cypriot title". UEFA.com. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- "ΕΡΜΗΣ ΑΡΑΔΙΠΠΟΥ 0–2 ΑΠΟΕΛ" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "APOEL FC 1–0 APOLLON". APOEL FC. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- APOEL official profile
- SambaFoot profile
- Brazilian FA database (Portuguese)
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- Soccerway profile