Agostinho Cá

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Agostinho Cá
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Cá with Portugal U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full name Agostinho Odiquir Cá
Date of birth (1993-07-24) 24 July 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cova da Piedade
Number 70
Youth career
2008–2009 Oeiras
2009–2012 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Barcelona B 4 (0)
2014Girona (loan) 1 (0)
2015–2016Lleida Esportiu (loan) 0 (0)
2017–2018 Stumbras 15 (0)
2017 Stumbras B 1 (0)
2018– Cova da Piedade 2 (0)
National team
2010 Portugal U17 3 (0)
2010–2012 Portugal U19 22 (2)
2012–2013 Portugal U20 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 September 2018

Agostinho Odiquir Cá (born 24 July 1993) is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for C.D. Cova da Piedade.

Club career[edit]

Born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Cá joined Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system in 2009, aged 16. In the 2012 summer, after concluding his formation, he moved to FC Barcelona in Spain alongside teammate and countryman Edgar Ié.[1]

In Catalonia, Cá started playing with the B-team in Segunda División. He made his official debut on 31 October 2012, playing three minutes as a substitute for Javier Espinosa in a 4–1 away win against SD Huesca.[2]

After taking no part for Barça the following season, Cá was loaned to fellow league side Girona FC in 24 January 2014.[3] He played only once for his new team, replacing Juanlu for the final 11 minutes of a 6–0 win over CD Lugo at the Estadi Montilivi on 16 February.[4]

On 19 August 2015, Cá joined the third Catalan club of his career, being loaned alongside Joel Huertas to Club Lleida Esportiu from Segunda División B.[5] After playing no competitive games during the campaign, his loan was cancelled a month early.[6]

Cá began a trial at Italian Lega Pro side Parma Calcio 1913 in September 2016,[7] but a potential transfer was eventually scuppered by a knee injury.[8] The following 1 April, he signed with FC Stumbras in Lithuania's A Lyga.[9]

International career[edit]

Cá represented Portugal at the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, playing three games in an eventual group stage exit.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coerts, Stefan (19 July 2012). "Barcelona sign Sporting Lisbon duo Agostinho Ca & Edgar Ie". Goal. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  2. ^ Pettigrove, Jason (13 November 2012). "Huesca 1–4 Barcelona B: Barca youngsters take advantage of lax Huesca defence". Inside Spanish Football. Archived from the original on 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  3. ^ Navarro, Cristian (24 January 2014). "Agostinho Cá jugará en el Girona" [Agostinho Cá to play in Girona]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  4. ^ "El Girona rompe su mala racha con una goleada" [Girona break their bad run of form with a goalfest]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 16 February 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  5. ^ Rogé, Albert (19 August 2015). "Agostinho Cá y Huertas, cedidos al Lleida Esportiu; Amir, al CSKA" [Agostinho Cá and Huertas, loaned to Lleida Esportiu; Amir, to CSKA]. Sport (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  6. ^ "El Lleida Esportiu rescinde el contrato de cesión de Agostinho Cá" [Lleida Esportiu terminate Agostinho Cá's loan contract] (in Spanish). Be Soccer. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Parma, in prova Agostinho Ca' dal Barcellona" [Parma, Barcelona's Agostinho Cá on trial] (in Italian). Parma Today. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Parma, l'infortunio di Agostinho Ca' e il mercato: la situazione" [Parma, Agostinho Cá's bad luck and the transfer: the situation] (in Italian). Parma Today. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Skambus papildymas – buvęs „Barcelona" klubo ir Portugalijos rinktinių saugas" [Sound addition – former Barcelona and Portugal national team midfielder] (in Lithuanian). FC Stumbras. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Agostinho Cá" (in Spanish). UEFA. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Euro de sub-19: Sporting e Benfica em maioria nos convocados" [Under-19 Euro: Sporting and Benfica dominate squad] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.

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