Artur Moraes

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Moraes and the second or paternal family name is Gusmão.
Artur
Artur Moraes 2012.jpg
Artur with Benfica in 2012
Personal information
Full name Artur Guilherme Moraes Gusmão
Date of birth (1981-01-25) 25 January 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Leme, Brazil
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Osmanlıspor
Number 1
Youth career
1996–2001 Paulista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Paulista ? (0)
2003–2007 Cruzeiro 44 (0)
2006–2007 Coritiba (loan) 25 (0)
2008 Siena 0 (0)
2008 Cesena (loan) 18 (0)
2008–2010 Roma 12 (0)
2010–2011 Braga 18 (0)
2011–2015 Benfica 85 (0)
2015– Osmanlıspor 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 December 2015.


Artur Guilherme Moraes Gusmão (born 25 January 1981), best known as Artur, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Turkish club Osmanlıspor.

Club career[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Artur started his career at Paulista. In 2003, he was loaned – and later signed – to Cruzeiro. For the 2006 and 2007 seasons, he was loaned to Coritiba.[1] He became first-choice goalkeeper in the 2006 season, ahead Kleber and Rodrigo. In the 2007 season, however, Édson Bastos became first choice.

Italy[edit]

On 4 January 2008, Artur signed a two-year contract with Italian club Siena[2] after his contract with Cruzeiro had expired. On 30 January, he was loaned to Cesena.

On 25 June 2008, Artur completed a transfer to Roma from Siena with his teammate Simone Loria in an exchange deal which had Roma goalkeeper Gianluca Curci move to Siena in a co-ownership deal and Roma midfielder Ahmed Barusso loaned to the Tuscan-based club. Daniele Galloppa, previously co-owned by Roma and Siena, became in effect a Siena player as part of the deal.[3] Artur made his unofficial debut in Roma's first pre-season friendly of the 2008–09 season, a 3–1 defeat to Steaua București.[4]

In April 2009, he became temporary first-choice after an injury to starter Doni, edging ahead of Júlio Sérgio and Pietro Pipolo. In the 2009–10 season, however, Artur was dropped, as the coach preferred Júlio Sérgio as first-choice, with Bogdan Lobonț and Doni his back-ups.

Portugal[edit]

Braga[edit]

In the summer 2010, Artur left for Portuguese side Braga, as the club had recently lost starter Eduardo and back-up Paweł Kieszek. Artur initially served as the backup to Mário Felgueiras as the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, as new signing Quim was out injured. Artur then became Felipe's understudy, ahead of third-choice Marcos. After Felipe returned to Brazil in December, Artur became the first choice.

Benfica[edit]

On 16 May 2011, Artur signed a four-year deal with Benfica.[5] He played consistently throughout his first season with the Eagles, earning the nickname "King Artur".

In the 2012–13 season, Artur's performances worsened with various mistakes against Porto, Estoril and in the Portuguese Cup final defeat to Vitória de Guimarães.[6][7][8][9] Despite this, manager Jorge Jesus maintained his confidence on him.[10]

After a string of mistakes midway through the 2013–14 campaign, Jorge Jesus dropped him in favour of Jan Oblak, and the latter went on to keep several clean sheets in his first starts, notably in a 2–0 home win against Porto.[11][12] He ended the season in the bench, and was told to look for a new club.[13]

After Oblak's departure to Atlético Madrid, Artur regained his place in the starting XI in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, being an important part in the victory over Rio Ave, saving three penalties in the shootout.[14][15] On 31 August 2014, in a Lisbon derby, Artur erred by giving the ball away to Sporting Clube de Portugal striker Islam Slimani, who scored the equalizer.[16] On 16 September 2014, in the first matchday of the 2014–15 Champions League group stage, against Zenit Saint Petersburg he was sent off in the 18th minute for a professional foul on Danny outside of the box.[17]

On 30 June 2015, he left Benfica as his contract expired.

Turkey[edit]

On 11 July 2015, Artur signed a two-year contract with Turkish club Osmanlıspor.[18]

Club statistics[edit]

As of end of 2014–15 season
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cruzeiro 2003[19] Brasileiro 6 0 6 0
2004[19] Brasileiro 35 0 35 0
2005[19] Brasileiro 3 0 3 0
Total 44 0 44 0
Coritiba (loan) 2006[19] Brasileiro B 25 0 25 0
Siena 2007–08[19] Serie A 0 0 0 0
Cesena (loan) 2007–08[19] Serie B 18 0 18 0
Roma 2008–09[20] Serie A 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2009–10[20] Serie A 1 0 0 0 4[a] 0 5 0
Total 12 0 0 0 4 0 16 0
Braga 2010–11[20] Primeira Liga 18 0 1 0 2 0 10[b] 0 31 0
Benfica 2011–12[20] Primeira Liga 29 0 0 0 14[c] 0 43 0
2012–13[20] Primeira Liga 30 0 5 0 1 0 15[b] 0 51 0
2013–14[20] Primeira Liga 14 0 4 0 1 0 11[b] 0 30 0
2014–15[20] Primeira Liga 12 0 0 0 3 0 3[c] 0 1[d] 0 19 0
Total 85 0 9 0 5 0 43 0 1 0 143 0
Career total 202 0 10 0 7 0 57 0 1 0 277 0
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Appearance in Portuguese Super Cup

Honours[edit]

Paulista
Cruzeiro
Braga
Benfica

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artur joga nesta tarde" (in Portuguese). coritiba.com.br. 3 March 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Formalizzato l'acquisto di Porta. Tesserato Gusmao". AC Siena (in Italian). 4 January 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  3. ^ OPERAZIONI DI MERCATO REALIZZATE ALLA DATA DEL 25 GIUGNO 2008
  4. ^ "Spalletti Left Sour By Steaua". Goal.com. 27 July 2008. Archived from the original on 27 July 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Artur Joins Benfica". record.xl.pt. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Benfica 2-2 Porto: four goals in the first twenty minutes, then Matic and Fernando dominate". zonalmarking.net. 
  7. ^ "Benfica 1-1 Estoril (Final)". rr.sapo.pt. 
  8. ^ "Guimarães claim famous cup win". portugoal.net. 
  9. ^ "Jesus e Artur insultados por adeptos" [Jesus and Artur insulted by the fans]. desporto.pt.msn.com. 
  10. ^ "Jesus insiste em concorrente para Artur" [Jesus demands competition for Artur]. Record.pt. 
  11. ^ "Oblak fecha a porta da baliza ao dragão" [Oblak closes goal to dragon] (in Portuguese). Record. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Oblak morde os calcanhares ao melhor Artur" [Oblak bites best Artur in the heels] (in Portuguese). Record. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Artur está no mercado". www.record.xl.pt. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Benfica seal Super Cup win on penalties". UEFA.com. 11 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Benfica 0-0 Rio Ave (3-2 on penalties): Portuguese champions win another trophy". Goal.com. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Benfica 1 x 1 Sporting: Goleiro brasileiro falha no primeiro clássico português da temporada". Goal.com. 31 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Matchday live". UEFA. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Artur dois anos no Osmanlispor" [Artur two years at Osmanlispor] (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f "Foradejogo profile". Foradejogo. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g "Soccerway profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Artur Moraes". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  22. ^ Cunha, Pedro Jorge (17 May 2015). "Benfica bicampeão: 28 com as faixas e dois à espera" [Benfica back-to-back champion: 28 with the sashes and two await] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 

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