André Reinaldo de Souza Esposito

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Andrezinho
Personal information
Full name André Reinaldo de Souza Esposito
Date of birth (1982-08-11) 11 August 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Santo André, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sabah FA
Number 50
Youth career
Matsubara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Fluminense 35 (12)
2002 Spartak Moscow (loan) 14 (4)
2005–2006 Sabah FA 34 (4)
2006–2007 Kazma SC 25 (6)
2007–2008 Al Salmiya 37 (3)
2008–2009 Al-Ansar Beirut 7 (6)
2010 FK Borac Čačak 6 (0)
2010–2012 Foolad 38 (3)
2012–2013 Tarxien Rainbows 27 (8)
2014 Ipatinga 5 (2)
2014–2016 Sabah FA 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 December 2014

André Reinaldo de Souza Esposito, better known simply as Andrezinho (born 11 August 1982 in Santo André) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Sabah FA in Malaysian Premier League.

Career[edit]

He started playing in Brazil with Matsubara in 1999, before joining Fluminense.[1]

Fluminense[edit]

1999–2005[edit]

With Flu he won the Oberndorf Tournament Under-19 in 2001 scoring on the final against VfB Stuttgart[2][3] and the Campeonato Carioca in 2002.[4]

Asia and Europe[edit]

In January 2002 He moved abroad signing with Russian FC Spartak Moscow. After one year there, He moved back to Fluminense until 2005 when he leaves to Malaysia, where he played with Sabah FA. Between 2006 and 2009, He played in Kuwait, first with Kazma Sporting Club where he won the following titles: Al khurafi Cup[5] and Al Hasawy Super Cup[6] and then with Al Salmiya Club qualifying with the club to the Asian Football Confederation. In 2009, he had a short spell in Lebanon with Al-Ansar (Lebanon) before moving in January 2010 back to Europe to play in Serbian SuperLiga with FK Borac Čačak.[7] From there, Andrezinho returned to acting in the Middle East, more precisely to Iran, where defending Foolad FC for two seasons.[8] In 2012, the player move to island of Malta becoming part of Tarxien Rainbows FC club with which he broke the fastest goal record of League Maltese on 27 April 2013, with just 20 seconds of play, and attending the best campaign of all time from the foundation club,[7][9] In 2014, Andre returned to Brazil and sign with Ipatinga FC to play the Campeonato Mineiro. In 2014, he returned to Malaysia to defend the red T-shirt of Rhinos again with Sabah FA.[10] but fail to impress the team due to discipline problem and being unpaid for 5 months salary.

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