Obina

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Obina
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Personal information
Full name Manoel de Brito Filho
Date of birth (1983-01-31) January 31, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Vera Cruz, Bahia, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Matsumoto Yamaga
Youth career
2001 Vitória
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Vitória 40 (19)
2003 Fluminense-BA (loan) 0 (0)
2003 CRB (loan) - (-)
2005 Al-Ittihad - (-)
2005–2010 Flamengo 112 (28)
2009 Palmeiras (loan) 27 (12)
2010 Atlético Mineiro 24 (12)
2011–2013 Shandong Luneng 34 (15)
2012 Palmeiras (loan) 24 (2)
2013 Bahia (loan) 13 (3)
2014 América-MG
2015– Matsumoto Yamaga
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Manoel de Brito Filho, better known as Obina (born January 31, 1983), is a Brazilian football striker currently playing for Matsumoto Yamaga.

Career[edit]

Vitória[edit]

Obina caught attention in 2004 when he made a solid season, despite the relegation of his club, Vitória. He scored 24 goals that season, 19 in the Brazilian Série A, being the top scorer of the team along with Edílson. At the end of that year he has been transferred to Al-Ittihad.

Flamengo[edit]

Flamengo's supporters like to refer to him as the Brazilian Samuel Eto'o (they usually chant ôôôô... Obina é melhor que o Eto'o, "Obina is better than Eto'o"), a joke-reference to the Cameroonian Chelsea FC player. Obina was fundamental in helping Flamengo win the 2006 Brazilian Cup. He has often been compared with Fio Maravilha for his folkloric charm. Kléber Leite, Flamengo's Director of Football, once referred to him as being "culturally naive."

During Flamengo's Taça Guanabara semi-final match against Vasco da Gama on February 25, 2007, Obina injured his left knee's anterior cruciate ligament after scoring in the second minute of the match. Flamengo's doctors estimated that he will be out of action for six months.

Just a few games after his awaited return, Obina was suspended for 120 days after hitting Internacional's player Índio with his elbow during Flamengo's match against that team on September 8, 2007.[1]

In the two final games of the 2008 Campeonato Carioca, Obina scored three goals against Botafogo and led Flamengo to win its 30th championship.

Palmeiras[edit]

Obina was loaned to Palmeiras on May 25, 2009 until the end of the 2009 season.[2] He debuted for Palmeiras on May 29, 2009 in a Copa Libertadores game against Nacional,[3] scoring his first goal for the club on May 31, 2009, in a Série A game against Barueri.[4]

Obina scored his first hat-trick for Palmeiras on July 26, 2009 against rivals Corinthians, his club won 3-0.[5]

On November 18, 2009 Obina was involved in some trouble with his teammate Maurício, both argued and tried to hit each other after the incident. Both were resigned from the club with two matches left to play in the season.[6][7]

Atlético Mineiro[edit]

After a very brief stay in Flamengo, for merely two weeks (the first two of 2010), Obina signed a three years contract with Atlético Mineiro prior to their first official game of the season, against América Mineiro, on January 24, 2010. The contract grants Atlético Mineiro 50% of the rights over Obina, and it cost the club approximately 700,000 euros.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of May 5, 2011)
Club Season State League Brazilian Série A Copa do Brasil Copa Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitória 2004 - - 40 19 9 5 - - - - 49 24
Total 0 0 40 19 9 5 0 0 0 0 49 24
Flamengo 2005 - - 27 6 2 1 - - - - 29 7
2006 3 0 30 11 8 4 - - - - 41 15
2007 5 3 23 4 - - 2 2 - - 30 9
2008 17 7 31 7 - - 7 1 - - 55 15
2009 11 0 1 0 5 0 - - - - 17 0
Total 36 10 112 28 15 5 9 3 0 0 172 46
Palmeiras (loan) 2009 - - 27 12 - - 2 0 - - 29 12
Total 0 0 27 12 0 0 2 0 0 0 29 12
Flamengo 2010 2 0 - - - - - - - - 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Atlético Mineiro 2010 3 3 24 12 3 5 - - 3 3 33 23
Total 3 3 24 12 3 5 0 0 3 3 33 23
Club Season Chinese Super League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shandong Luneng 2011 - - 25 10 3 0 6 2 - - 34 12
Total - - 25 10 3 0 6 2 0 0 34 12
Career total 41 13 228 79 30 15 22 5 3 3 319 117

according to combined sources on the Flamengo official website[9] and Flaestatística.[10]

Honours[edit]

Vitória
Flamengo
Atlético Mineiro

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obina, do Flamengo, é condenado a 120 dias de suspensão por agressão" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. September 18, 2007. Retrieved September 28, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Em baixa, Obina troca Flamengo pelo Palmeiras" (in Portuguese). Terra. May 25, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Libertadores: na estreia de Obina, Palmeiras tropeça e se complica" (in Portuguese). O Globo. May 29, 2009. Retrieved May 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Obina marca no empate do Palmeiras com o Barueri" (in Portuguese). O Globo. May 31, 2009. Retrieved May 31, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Obina hat-trick helps Palmeiras crush Corinthians". Four Four Two. July 27, 2009. Retrieved July 31, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Demitidos, Maurício e Obina deixam Porto Alegre sem o Palmeiras". Globoesporte.com. November 19, 2009. Retrieved November 19, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Palmeiras pair set for sack following fight". Four Four Two. November 19, 2009. Retrieved November 19, 2009. 
  8. ^ Presidente do Atlético-MG anuncia contratação de Obina (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. January 20, 2010. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  9. ^ Flamengo official website (Portuguese)
  10. ^ Flaestatística (Portuguese)

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