Abel Camará

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Abel Camará
Personal information
Full name Abel Issa Camará
Date of birth (1990-01-06) 6 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 30
Youth career
2002–2004 Real Massamá
2004–2008 Oeiras
2008–2009 Belenenses
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Belenenses 86 (12)
2009–2010 Estrela Amadora (loan) 28 (6)
2011–2013 Beira-Mar (loan) 30 (5)
2013–2014 Petrolul Ploiești (loan) 16 (1)
2015–2016 Al-Faisaly (loan) 20 (3)
National team
2011–2012 Portugal U21 10 (3)
2010– Guinea-Bissau 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 January 2017

Abel Issa Camará (born 6 January 1990) is a Bissau-Guinean professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club C.F. Os Belenenses as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Camará finished his football grooming with C.F. Os Belenenses in Portugal. In the 2009–10 season he made his senior debuts, playing with Lisbon neighbours C.F. Estrela da Amadora on loan, in the third division.

Camará subsequently returned to Belenenses, going on to be regularly played in the second level by manager José Mota. He then went on to serve several loans, making his Primeira Liga debut during that timeframe with S.C. Beira-Mar.

Camará's first season in the Portuguese top flight with his main club was 2014–15, when he scored once[1] in 24 games to help his team to the sixth position, which qualified to the UEFA Europa League. After another loan, now at Saudi Arabia's Al-Faisaly FC,[2] he re-joined Belenenses.

International career[edit]

On 16 November 2010, Camará played for Guinea-Bissau at the Estádio do Restelo, in a friendly with Cape Verde.[3] Additionally, he appeared in several games for Portugal during the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification campaign.

Camará was selected for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations by manager Baciro Candé,[4] featuring in three games – starting against Gabon[5]– in an eventual group stage exit.


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