Andy Furtado

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Andy Furtado
Personal information
Full name Andy Furtado Dixon
Date of birth (1980-10-30) October 30, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Belén
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Santos de Guápiles
2004–2005 Fusión Tibás
2005–2007 San Carlos 50 (18)
2008 Marathón 15 (5)
2009 Herediano (loan) 13 (3)
2009 Marathón
2010 Shanghai Shenhua
2011 Comunicaciones 9 (1)
2012 Limón 10 (1)
2012–2013 Belén 18 (2)
National team
2007–2009 Costa Rica 9 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2009
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Furtado and the second or maternal family name is Dixon.

Andy Furtado Dixon (born 3 January 1980) is a Costa Rican footballer who currently plays for Belén.

Club career[edit]

He lost the Second Division championship final in May 2005 with Fusión Tibás.[1] In August 2008 Furtado signed a 4-month contract with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.[2]

He played in the CONCACAF's Champions League 2008-09, with Marathón of Honduras. In January 2009 he moved to Herediano on loan.[3] After returning to Marathón, Furtado was banned from football by the Costa Rica football federation in September 2009, after being tested positive for betamethasone.[4] In May 2011 he resumed playing when he was snapped up by Guatemalan outfit Comunicaciones.[5]

In January 2012, he returned to Costa Rica to play for Limón[6] and in Summer 2012, he joined Belén.[7] In summer 2013 he left Belén but was denied by Santos due to physical problems.[8]

International career[edit]

Furtado made his debut for Costa Rica in a February 2007 friendly match against Trinidad & Tobago and earned a total of 9 caps, scoring 5 goals. He represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[9] and played at the 2007[10] and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup, where he scored the 2 winning goals over Panama on the 6' and 15' minute, which made Costa Rica win 3-0.[11]

His final international was an April 2009 FIFA World Cup qualification match against El Salvador.

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