Bressan (footballer)

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Bressan
Personal information
Full name Matheus Simonete Bressaneli
Date of birth (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Grêmio
Number 22
Youth career
2005–2010 Juventude
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Juventude 6 (0)
2013– Grêmio 69 (3)
2015 Flamengo (loan) 4 (0)
2016 Peñarol (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2015 Brazil U23 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 December 2016.

Matheus Simonete Bressaneli (born 15 January 1993), commonly known as Bressan, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Grêmio. Bressan is a dual citizen of Brazil and Italy,[1] having gained Italian citizenship on June 19, 2013.[2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Caxias do Sul, Bressan joined Juventude's youth setup in 2005, aged 12. In 2010, he was promoted to the first team for the 2010 Campeonato Gaúcho, and made his professional debut on 21 March 2010, in a 1-3 away loss against Novo Hamburgo.[3] H failed to establish himself as a regular starter, however.

In the second half of 2011, Bressan won his first professional title, the Copa FGF, acting as a backup, however. In April 2012, he went on a trial period at Ligue 1 side Lille, but nothing came of it;[4] he was also a part of the squad which won the Copa FGF for the second time of the club's history.

In December 2012 Bressan signed with Grêmio, after a partnership between the Porto Alegre's club and Juventude was established.[5] He made his debut for the new club on 3 February 2013, in a 2-1 away loss against Internacional.[6]

After being made a starter by manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo, Bressan played the Copa Libertadores and was also runner-up of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, acting as a starter in both tournaments. In 2014, he was also a part of the squad which was runner-up of the Campeonato Gaúcho, but mainly as a backup.

On 27 August 2014 Bressan would sign a new deal with Tricolor until December 2016, being subsequently loaned to Premier League side Queens Park Rangers until June 2015.[7] However, the deal collapsed a day later, after his agent, Marcelo Lipatín, revealed details of the negotiation for the media, thus bothering the directors of the English club.[8]

On 23 December 2014 Bressan moved to fellow league team Flamengo, in a season-long loan deal.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 December 2016[10]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Juventude 2010 Série C 1 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
2011 Série D 0 0 4 0 4 0
2012 5 0 1 0 0 0 8[a] 0 14 0
Subtotal 6 0 9 0 0 0 8 0 25 0
Grêmio 2013 Série A 36 1 8 0 0 0 5[b] 0 49 1
2014 18 0 7 1 0 0 1[b] 0 26 1
2015 9 1 9 1
2016 6 1 6 0 0 0 3[b] 1 1[c] 1 16 2
Subtotal 69 3 23 1 0 0 9 1 1 1 102 5
Flamengo (loan) 2015 Série A 4 0 8 1 3 0 15 1
Peñarol (loan) 2016 Uruguayan Primera División 11 0 2[d] 1 13 1
Career total 90 3 40 2 3 0 11 2 9 1 153 8
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa FGF
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Primeira Liga
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Juventude

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bressan's profile on Lipatin Sports (website of this agent)" (in Portuguese). Lipatin Sports. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bressan viaja à Itália por passaporte e recebe sondagem de três clubes". globoesporte.com (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Novo Hamburgo vs. Juventude 3–1". Soccerway. 21 March 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Zagueiro Bressan, do Juventude, período de teste no Lille" [Centre back Bressan, from Juventude, trial period at Lille] (in Portuguese). FutNet. 19 April 2012. Archived from the original on 20 July 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Parceria colocará quatro jogadores do Juventude no Grêmio em 2013" [Partnership will put four Juventude players at Grêmio in 2013] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Deu a lógica: em Gre-Nal quente, Inter vence os reservas do Grêmio" [Reasonable result: in a torrid Gre-Nal, Inter defeats Grêmio's reserves] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Grêmio acerta o empréstimo de Bressan ao Queens Park Rangers" [Grêmio completes loan of Bressan to Queens Park Rangers] (in Portuguese). Zero Hora. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Saiba porque o zagueiro Bressan não foi para o Queens Park Rangers" [Understand why stopper Bressan did not went to Queens Park Rangers] (in Portuguese). JB Filho Repórter. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Zagueiro Bressan é emprestado pelo Grêmio ao Flamengo até o final de 2015" [Stopper Bressan is loaned from Grêmio to Flamengo until the end of 2015] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Bressan at Soccerway. Retrieved 13 December 2016.

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