Braíma Injai

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Full name Braíma Injai
Date of birth (1975-10-06) 6 October 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1992–1994 Boavista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Gondomar
1995–1996 Torres Novas 27 (5)
1996–1997 Gondomar 31 (3)
1997–1998 União Lamas 31 (3)
1998–1999 Boavista 0 (0)
1999–2001 Aves 58 (4)
2001–2002 Leça 7 (2)
2002–2006 Gil Vicente 103 (2)
2006–2007 Portimonense 13 (0)
2007–2008 Olympiakos Nicosia 13 (0)
2009 Primeiro de Maio
2010 Vitória do Pico 11 (0)
2010–2012 Melgacense 59 (5)
2012–2013 Vianense 14 (0)
Total 367 (24)
National team
1996–2007 Guinea-Bissau 26 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Braíma Injai (born 6 October 1975), known as Braíma, is a Guinea Bissauan retired footballer. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he also held Portuguese nationality due to the years spent playing in that country.

Football career[edit]

Born in Bissau, Injai played most of his career in Portugal, mainly for modest clubs, but had a four-year Primeira Liga spell with Gil Vicente FC, being used with regularity. His worst output consisted of 22 games in the 2002–03 season, in which he started in 18 of those appearances as the Barcelos team finished in eighth position.

In July 2007, after a brief spell in the Portuguese second division with Portimonense SC, Braíma left for Cyprus's Olympiakos Nicosia. In early 2009 he returned to Africa, joining Angolan side Estrela Clube Primeiro de Maio, but went back to Portugal shortly after and resumed his career in amateur football.

Braíma was a stalwart for the Guinea-Bissau national team for well over a decade, appearing in many FIFA World Cup qualification series.

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