William Amaral de Andrade

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Personal information
Full name William Amaral de Andrade
Date of birth (1967-12-27) 27 December 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Botafogo
1988–1989 Nacional 35 (2)
1989–1990 Vitória Guimarães 30 (2)
1990–1995 Benfica 97 (11)
1995–1996 Bastia 22 (1)
1996–2000 Compostela 61 (3)
2000–2002 Vitória Guimarães 20 (2)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Valenciano
2006–2007 Compostela
2009–2011 Compostela
2012 Vilaverdense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William Amaral de Andrade, simply known as William (born 27 December 1967), is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

William was born in Rio de Janeiro. During his extensive career he played most notably for S.L. Benfica, from where he arrived in 1990 after playing one season apiece with two other Portuguese clubs, C.D. Nacional and Vitória de Guimarães.

During his five-year spell William helped the Reds to two national championships, forming an efficient partnership with countryman Ricardo Gomes after arriving as a replacement for another Brazilian, Carlos Mozer: in the 1993–94 campaign he did not miss one single game, and still scored four goals.

After one season in France at SC Bastia, William moved to Spain with SD Compostela, being fairly used during four years (although he was never an automatic first-choice), two in La Liga and two in the second division. He then returned to Portugal and Vitória Guimarães, already the bearer of a passport from the country, and retired after two slow seasons in June 2002, aged nearly 35.

Honours[edit]

Benfica

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