Nuno André Coelho

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Not to be confused with Nuno Miguel Prata Coelho.
Nuno André Coelho
Personal information
Full name Nuno André da Silva Coelho
Date of birth (1986-01-07) 7 January 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Penafiel, Portugal
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Balıkesirspor
Number 4
Youth career
1997–1998 Paredes
1998–2004 Penafiel
2004–2005 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Porto B 9 (1)
2006 Maia (loan) 14 (0)
2006–2010 Porto 1 (0)
2006–2007 Standard Liège (loan) 10 (0)
2007–2008 Portimonense (loan) 15 (0)
2008–2009 Estrela Amadora (loan) 28 (2)
2010–2011 Sporting CP 9 (0)
2011–2014 Braga 42 (2)
2014– Balıkesirspor 3 (0)
National team
2005–2007 Portugal U20 13 (1)
2006–2008 Portugal U21 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nuno André da Silva Coelho (born 7 January 1986) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Balıkesirspor as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Penafiel, Coelho reached F.C. Porto from northern neighbours F.C. Penafiel aged 18, and spent his first professional months with the reserve side, being loaned shortly after to F.C. Maia in the second division. Subsequently, he spent the following three seasons in the same predicament – during 2007–08 he played for Portimonense S.C. alongside namesake Nuno Miguel Coelho, also in the second level.

On 24 August 2008 Coelho made his top flight debut, with C.F. Estrela da Amadora, playing 90 minutes in a 1–0 home win against Académica de Coimbra. In July 2009 he returned to Porto, following the retirement of veteran Pedro Emanuel, appearing only once during the league campaign, the 4–1 win at União de Leiria in the last matchday (adding four Portuguese League Cup games and the first half of the 0–5 away loss against Arsenal for the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 second leg[1]).

On 4 July 2010, Coelho signed a four-year contract with Sporting Clube de Portugal for 1million, as part of the deal that sent João Moutinho in the opposite direction. The northerners retained 50% of the player's rights.[2][3] His first official game came on 13 August in a 0–1 loss at F.C. Paços de Ferreira; on the 26th he scored a rare goal, shooting from 40 metres as the Lions defeated Brøndby IF 3–0 after losing 0–2 at home, thus qualifying for the UEFA Europa League's group stage.[4]

After the end of 2010–11 – where he was used seldom, often not being selected for matches even when healthy – on 7 June 2011, Coelho was sold to S.C. Braga as an installment deduction on the deals of João Pereira and Evaldo Fabiano transfers, signing a four-year contract.[5] His three-year spell in Minho was marred by several injury problems.

On 5 July 2014, Coelho joined Balıkesirspor from Turkey on a three-year deal.[6]

International career[edit]

During roughly two years, Coelho played for the Portugal under-21 team.[7] On 29 August 2010 he was first called to the senior side, for two UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers against Cyprus and Norway, but did not make his debut.

Honours[edit]

Porto
Braga

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bendtner leads Arsenal stroll". UEFA.com. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Moutinho swaps Sporting for Porto; UEFA.com, 5 July 2010
  3. ^ "Comunicado (rectificado)" [Announcement (corrected)] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sporting come back from the dead to make Europa League group stage". PortuGOAL. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nuno André Coelho confirmado até 2015" [Nuno André Coelho confirmed until 2015] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nuno Andre Coelho Balıkesirspor’da" [Nuno Andre Coelho to Balıkesirspor] (in Turkish). Balıkesirspor. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Antunes earns Portugal promotion; UEFA.com, 1 February 2007

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