André Ricardo Soares

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Full name André Ricardo Soares
Date of birth (1981-10-09) 9 October 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Mineiros, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Mineiros
2003 São Raimundo-AM
2004 Vila Nova
2005 Goiás
2006 Coritiba 19 (0)
2007 Vila Nova
2007–2010 Vitória Guimarães 76 (6)
2010–2012 1. FC Köln 15 (0)
2013 Anápolis 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

André Ricardo Soares (born 9 October 1981), known as Andrezinho, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer. Mainly a right back, he was equally at ease on the left flank.

Football career[edit]

Andrezinho was born in Mineiros, Goiás. After playing for five teams in his country in six years, he moved in July 2007 to Portugal with Vitória SC, as the Guimarães-based club had just returned from the second division.

An undisputed starter from the very beginning, Andrezinho only missed one game en route to a final third place in the Primeira Liga, with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Champions League. In the 2009–10 season he enjoyed his best year as a professional, scoring five goals in 25 matches – often from free kicks – as Vitória finished in sixth position, narrowly missing out on a UEFA Europa League spot.

In late July 2010, Andrezinho joined 1. FC Köln in Germany, penning a two-year contract and reuniting with former Guimarães teammate Pedro Geromel.[1][2] However, coach Frank Schaefer saw no perspective for him in a reorganized team, and advised him to leave in the following transfer window.[3]


  1. ^ "Cologne capture Brazilian". Sky Sports. 2 August 2010. Archived from the original on 4 September 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Andrezinho gelandet! Verleiht er Soldos Elf Flügel?" [Andrezinho has landed! Will he impose himself in Soldo's wings?] (in German). kicker. 29 July 2010. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Trio des 1. FC Köln kann in der Winterpause gehen" [1. FC Köln trio can leave in the winter break]. Die Zeit (in German). 16 December 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 

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