Magno Vieira

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Magno Vieira
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Vieira playing for Forest Green Rovers in 2012/13.
Personal information
Full name Magno Silva Vieira
Date of birth (1985-02-13) 13 February 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Brasília, Brazil
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Forest Green Rovers
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
2004 Northampton Town (loan) 10 (2)
2004–2005 Carlisle United (loan) 35 (10)
2006–2007 Barnet 21 (3)
2007–2008 Crawley Town 22 (5)
2008 Cambridge United (loan) 10 (2)
2008–2009 Wycombe Wanderers 14 (2)
2009–2010 Ebbsfleet United 41 (16)
2010–2012 Fleetwood Town 64 (31)
2012– Forest Green Rovers 49 (5)
2014 Nuneaton Town (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:44, 16 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Magno Silva Vieira (born 13 February 1985) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Forest Green Rovers as a striker.

Career[edit]

Born in Brasília, Central-West Region, Vieira started his career in England with Wigan Athletic in 2003 but failed to get into the first team and went out on loan to Northampton Town and Carlisle United. When he was on loan at Carlisle Vieira became a cult figure when he scored some important goals, most notably when he scored a hat-trick away at Aldershot Town in a 5–0 win.

He left Wigan in 2005 and was set to join Carlisle on a permanent basis, after playing an important part in their return to The Football League, but passport problems prevented him from joining.

After this, Vieira took a year out of football before he signed for Barnet in 2006. He spent one year at Underhill, being released in May 2007.

After his release by Barnet, Vieira signed for Crawley Town in June, becoming one of Steve Evans' first signings for the club.[1]

On 6 March 2008, Vieira was allowed to join Cambridge United on loan for the remainder of the 2007–08 season.

He was signed by Wycombe Wanderers on a one-year deal on 30 June,[2] before being released at the end of the season on 6 May 2009.

Vieira joined Conference side Ebbsfleet United on 7 August on a one-year contract. He won the January Conference National Player of the Month award, after scoring five goals in five games.[3] He also won the club's Supporters Player of the Year award for the 2009–10 season,[citation needed] which he finished with 42 appearances and 16 goals.[4]

Vieira arrived in New Zealand in July 2010 to trial with the Wellington-based A-League side the Wellington Phoenix ahead of the 2010-11 A-League season.[5]

On 22 July 2010 Vieira signed for newly promoted Conference National team Fleetwood Town, scoring on league debut at Rushden & Diamonds.[1] In his first season there he helped the club reach the play-offs and was their highest goalscorer with 22 league goals whilst in his second season at the club Vieira helped Fleetwood to promotion to the Football League as Conference champions.

In late April 2012, it was confirmed that Vieira had entered into talks with Forest Green Rovers ahead of a potential move to the Conference club.[6] It was confirmed he had joined the club in early May on a free transfer, signing a three-year contract.[7]

On 11 August 2012, Vieira made his debut for Forest Green in a 1–1 draw against his former club Cambridge United.[8] He scored his first goal for Forest Green on 25 August 2012 in a 3–1 home win against Woking.[9] On 1 August 2014, he joined Forest Green's division rivals Nuneaton Town on a one-month loan deal after falling down the pecking order at The New Lawn.[10] He made his Nuneaton Town debut on 9 August 2014 on the opening day of the Conference National season, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–0 home defeat against Eastleigh.[11]

Honours[edit]

Carlisle United
Fleetwood Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Crawley boss signs four players". BBC Sport. 19 June 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Viera steps back into League football". Non-League Daily. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Monthly gong for Ebbsfleet striker Magno Vieira". BBC Sport. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Season 2009/2010:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Wellington Phoenix linked with Brazilian striker Vieira". Tribal Football. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Magno Vieira in contract talks with Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 24 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Vieira signs for Forest Green". Non-League Daily. 2 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Forest Green 1–1 Cambridge". BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Forest Green 3–1 Woking". BBC Sport. 25 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Nuneaton sign striker on loan from Forest Green". BBC Sport. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Nuneaton Town 0–3 Eastleigh". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 

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