Bijou (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Davidson Renato Cruz Coronel
Date of birth (1986-04-14) 14 April 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Praia, Cape Verde
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Benfica Castelo Branco
Youth career
Sporting Praia
2004–2005 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Benfica B 9 (0)
2006–2007 Gondomar (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2008 Fátima 1 (0)
2008–2009 Pinhalnovense 19 (0)
2009–2012 Fafe 72 (0)
2012–2013 Arouca 23 (1)
2013–2014 Atlético 15 (0)
2014–2016 Varzim 34 (1)
2016– Benfica Castelo Branco 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.

Davidson Renato da Cruz Coronel (born 14 April 1986), known as Bijou, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Sport Benfica e Castelo Branco as a central midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Bijou was born in Praia. After being spotted at local Sporting Clube da Praia by scouts from S.L. Benfica he moved to Portugal, playing his first year as a senior with the reserve side in the third division.

Benfica B folded after that season and Bijou was loaned, alongside teammate Nicolás Canales, to Gondomar S.C. in the second level, where he only played one league game. Released by Benfica in the 2007 summer, he met the same fate at his next club, C.D. Fátima in the same tier, having to resume his career in the lower leagues of the country.

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