Hélder Bruno Macedo Sousa

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Hélder Sousa
Personal information
Full name Hélder Bruno Macedo Sousa
Date of birth (1977-10-13) 13 October 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth Matosinhos, Portugal
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Trofense
Number 31
Youth career
1995–1997 Senhora da Hora
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Padroense
1998–2000 Trofense
2000–2002 Braga B 48 (12)
2002 Braga 1 (0)
2003 Ovarense 16 (1)
2003–2004 Gondomar 34 (7)
2004–2005 Feirense 14 (1)
2005–2009 Vizela 113 (9)
2009–2010 Trofense 25 (1)
2010–2012 Olympiakos Nicosia 44 (4)
2012–2013 APOEL 17 (1)
2013– Trofense 46 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hélder Bruno Macedo Sousa (born 13 October 1977 in Matosinhos) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for C.D. Trofense as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Sousa started his career with amateurs Padroense FC, in 1997. In his country, in which he competed almost exclusively in the second and third divisions, he also represented C.D. Trofense (two spells), S.C. Braga's reserves, A.D. Ovarense, Gondomar SC, C.D. Feirense and F.C. Vizela; on 15 September 2002, whilst with Braga, he made his only top level appearance, which consisted of 20 minutes in a 0–2 away loss against Varzim SC.

In the summer of 2010, aged nearly 33, Sousa moved abroad for the first time, joining Cypriot club Olympiakos Nicosia. On 10 January 2012 he signed a 18-month contract with fellow first division outfit APOEL FC, for a transfer fee of 90,000;[1] he made his official debut six days later, playing 23 minutes in a 0–0 home draw against his former team.

Sousa made his UEFA Champions League debut on 14 February 2012 at the age of 34, playing 72 minutes in a 0–1 loss at Olympique Lyonnais for the round-of-16. He added a further two appearances as APOEL reached the quarterfinals for the first time ever.

On 29 January 2013, Sousa's contract with APOEL was terminated by mutual consent.[2] The following day he returned to his homeland, and signed for six months with former club Trofense.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hélder Sousa given APOEL chance". UEFA.com. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ευχαριστούμε τον Sousa" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hélder Sousa é reforço" [Hélder Sousa strengthens squad] (in Portuguese). CD Trofense. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 

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