Zé Eduardo (footballer born 1987)

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Zé Eduardo
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Personal information
Full name José Eduardo Bischofe de Almeida
Date of birth (1987-10-29) 29 October 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Promissão, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Coritiba (on loan from Genoa)
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Palmeiras 2 (0)
2005 Portuguesa Santista (loan) 0 (0)
2005 Atlético Paranaense 0 (0)
2006–2007 Cruzeiro 0 (0)
2006 Bragantino (loan) 0 (0)
2006 Ipatinga (loan) 0 (0)
2006 Villa Nova (loan) 0 (0)
2007 Sport (loan) 0 (0)
2007–2008 Grêmio 0 (0)
2008 Ferroviária (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2009 Pinheiros 0 (0)
2008 Fortaleza (loan) 8 (0)
2009 São Caetano (loan) 13 (1)
2009 América (MG) (loan) 10 (0)
2009 ABC (loan) 9 (3)
2010–2011 Santos 29 (10)
2011– Genoa 9 (0)
2012–2013 Siena (loan) 8 (1)
2014– Coritiba (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:44, 29 July 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

José Eduardo Bischofe de Almeida or simply Zé Eduardo, also known as Zé Love[1][2][3] (born 29 October 1987), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Coritiba, on loan from Genoa.

Zé Eduardo holds an Italian passport.[4]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Zé Eduardo started his professional career in Palmeiras. During his stay at the club, José Eduardo earned the moniker of "Zé Love" and "God of Goalscorer" in a comparison with Palmeiras' standout striker Vagner Love because of his "very impressive" goal scoring stats. After an unremarkable stint at the São Paulo club, Zé Eduardo played for Portuguesa Santista, Atlético Paranaense,[5] Cruzeiro (bought 70% economic rights for R$ 300,000[6]), Bragantino (2006 Campeonato Paulista), Ipatinga (April – May 2006), Villa Nova (2006 Taça Minas Gerais[7]), Sport (January – August 2007), Grêmio (2007 Copa FGF[8]), Ferroviária (2008 Campeonato Paulista Série A2) and Fortaleza (2008 Brasileiro Série B), also to no success [according to whom?]. In December 2008, Zé Eduardo joined São Caetano's squad for the 2009 Campeonato Paulista, scoring only one goal for the team,[9] but proving himself to be a valuable[according to whom?] player for the team. After a short stint in América from Minas Gerais, Zé Eduardo joined Natal's ABC, where he drew the attention of the larger clubs after scoring three goals in nine matches.[citation needed]

Santos[edit]

Joining Santos with no fanfare, Zé Eduardo went on to find great glory on the Vila Belmiro club, at first on loan.[10] Starting off as a substitute, Eduardo played remarkably well, eventually earning a place in the starting 11. Winning the Paulistão and the Copa do Brasil, Zé Eduardo was one of the best players of the Santos squad, scoring a hat-trick against Fluminense at their home, Maracanã stadium.[11] Zé Eduardo was the team joint-fourth-scorer of the team in the Paulistão with 6 goals (along with Wesley), behind Neymar, André Felipe, Ganso.[12] In 2010 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Zé Eduardo scored 10 times, just 7 goals short of Neymar. Zé Eduardo's goals was ranked second in Santos and joint-8th in the league.[13]

After playing for several teams, Zé Eduardo accepted an offer from Italian Serie A club Genoa, signing a five-year contract on 23 January 2011.[14] But, it was impossible for him to join Genoa before the closing of international transfer window because his Italian passport issuance was delayed. Consequently, Genoa allowed him to play for his former club Santos until June 22 (while during that 6 months his contract was owned by FC Lugano). On that day, he started for Santos in the second legs of the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals, which Santos won 2–1 over Uruguayan powerhouse Peñarol.[15] Santos received R$ 6.088 million (about €2.7M),[14][16] as Santos owned 60% economic rights.[14] Genoa announced that they paid €5.4 million to its sister club Lugano in its 2011 annual financial report.[17]

Genoa[edit]

Zé Eduardo was formally was signed by Genoa in the summer of 2011 and his contract recorded by Lega Serie A on 3 August 2011. He featured in a pre-season friendly[18] but after a long intensive season in Brazil, he was injured and trained away from the main squad[19] Zé Eduardo made his official club debut on 2 December 2011, in a 2-0 defeat by Milan. He had a medical with West Ham United in late January 2012[20] but the loan deal collapsed. Returning to Italy he made four appearances as a substitute, the first on 12 February. He played no games in March and did not appear again until 29 April 2012, again as a substitute. His squad number 9 was taken away and given to Italian international Alberto Gilardino with Zé Eduardo being given the number 57 shirt; a number usually taken by players left outside the main squad.

Zé Eduardo refused a trial with A.C. Milan on 22 August 2012 which would have seen him replace the injured Alexandre Pato. Zé Eduardo is quoted as saying, "I have won one Libertadores and two Campeonato Paulista with Santos, I don't do tests".[21]

On 20 January 2014 he was signed by Coritiba.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 31 March 2013

Club Season League Cup Continental State League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
São Caetano (loan) 2009 0 0 0 0 - - 14 1 14 1
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 14 1
ABC (loan) 2009 9 3 0 0 - - - - 9 3
Total 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
Santos 2010 28 10 6 0 2 2 15 6 51 18
2011 1 0 6 0 13 1 16 7 30 8
Total 29 10 6 0 15 3 31 13 81 26
Genoa 2011-12 9 0 1 0 - - - - 10 0
Total 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Siena (loan) 2012-13 8 1 1 1 - - - - 9 2
Total 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 2
Career Total 55 14 8 1 15 3 45 14 123 32

Honours[edit]

Villa Nova
Sport
Santos

References[edit]

  1. ^ Por Richard Souza Direto de Sucre, Bolívia (2012-01-20). "Amor verdadeiro: atrás de Vagner, Fla interrompe negociação por Zé Love | globoesporte.com". Globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  2. ^ Olá,   (2011-08-13). "Zé Love passa pelo Brasil e mostra o que já aprendeu no Genoa, time italiano - Futebol - R7". Esportes.r7.com. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Zé Love garante vitória do Santos enquanto Neymar curte folia em Salvador - 05/03/2011 - UOL Esporte - Futebol". Esporte.uol.com.br. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Hammers move for Brazilian". www1.skysports.com. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "BID Acumulativo Série A /2005". Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (in Portuguese). 8 November 2005. Archived from the original on 29 May 2006. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cruzeiro faz nova aposta". Cruzeiro EC (in Portuguese) (Re-published by Cruzeiro.org). ca. January 2006. Retrieved 11 March 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Agora, o Mineiro" (in Portuguese). acessa.com. 6 November 2006. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "GRÊMIO EMPATA NA SEMIFINAL DA COPA FGF" (in Portuguese). Grêmio FBPA. 21 November 2006. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Drive Comunicação. "Federação Paulista de Futebol, notícias de futebol, jogos de futebol, Marco Polo Del Nero". Futebolpaulista.com.br. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  10. ^ "Santos FC contrata o meia Zé Eduardo e o zagueiro Luciano Castan" (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2012. ......O zagueiro Luciano Castan e o meia Zé Eduardo foram contratados por empréstimo de cinco meses junto ao União São João (SP) û 04/01 a 05/05 û e Ó Associação Cultural Pinheiros Sport Club (SC) û 04/01 a 04/05, respectivamente...... 
  11. ^ "Fluminense 0 x 3 Santos, 06/10/2010". futpedia.globo.com. 1974-11-19. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  12. ^ Drive Comunicação. "Federação Paulista de Futebol, notícias de futebol, jogos de futebol, Marco Polo Del Nero". Futebolpaulista.com.br. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  13. ^ "BOLA N@ ÁREA - Campeonato Brasileiro 2010". Bolanaarea.com. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  14. ^ a b c "Santos aceita proposta do Genoa por Zé Eduardo" [Santos accepts Genoa's proposal for Zé Eduardo] (in Portuguese). Lancenet. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Neymar helps Brazil's Santos wins Copa Libertadores - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2011-06-23. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  16. ^ Receitas com repasses de direitos federativos "Balanço Patrimonial do primeiro semestre de 2011". Santos FC (in Portuguese). 21 November 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  17. ^ Genoa CFC SpA Report and Accounts on 31 December 2011 (Italian), CCIAA
  18. ^ "STUBAITAL-GENOA: IL TABELLINO" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "ZE' LOVE 'CINGUETTA' CON IL GENOA" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "Ze Eduardo set for Hammers". ESPN Soccernet. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "Milan-Inter, è derby per De Jong" (in Italian). www.republica.it. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Zé Eduardo al Coritiba" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 

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