Bruno Cortês

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Bruno Cortez
Personal information
Full name Bruno Cortês Barbosa
Date of birth (1987-03-11) March 11, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
(on loan from São Paulo)
Number 7
Youth career
2006–2007 Arturzinho
2007 Paysandu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Al-Shahaniya
2008–2009 Castelo Branco
2009–2010 Quissamã
2011 Nova Iguaçu 13 (0)
2011 Botafogo 28 (0)
2012– São Paulo 66 (1)
2013 Benfica (loan) 6 (0)
2014 Criciúma (loan) 21 (0)
2015– Albirex Niigata (loan)
National team
2011 Brazil 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 22, 2014.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 29, 2011

Bruno Cortês Barbosa (born March 11, 1987), better known as Cortez, is a Brazilian professional footballer currently playing for Japanese club Albirex Niigata on loan from Brazilian club São Paulo FC. He plays mainly as a left full-back. Cortez changed his surname spelling from Cortês to Cortez, without circumflex diacritic and with a final z ending after being asked to do so by the Nova Iguaçu club president.[1] After leaving his youth club, Cortez decided to keep the spelling as an artistic name.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Rio de Janeiro,[2] he began his career as a forward in 2006, as part of Arturzinho's squad.[3] He was loaned to Paysandu in 2007, when he played a single game, against Tuna Luso in the Campeonato Paraense.[3]

Cortez first professional contract was with Qatari club Al-Shahaniya in 2007.[2] He moved back to his home country to play for Rio de Janeiro state-based club Castelo Branco from 2008 to 2009,.[4] He left the club to defend Quissamã, also from Rio de Janeiro state, for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.[2] He joined Nova Iguaçu in 2011, playing 14 Campeonato Carioca games for the club during that season.[5] In March of the same year, Nova Iguaçu received a bid from Remo for the defender, but rejected the offer.[3]

Botafogo[edit]

Rio de Janeiro city-based club Botafogo acquired 50% of his economic rights after the conclusion of the Campeonato Carioca.[6] He played 28 Série A games for the club during the 2011 season.[5] Cortez played his first game for the club on May 22, 2011, at Estádio Benedito Teixeira, in São José do Rio Preto, on a 2-0 defeat against Palmeiras.[7] He played his last match for Botafogo on December 4, 2011, on a 1-1 tie against Fluminense at Estádio Raulino de Oliveira, in Volta Redonda, for the last round of the Série A.[8][9]

São Paulo[edit]

Cortez transfer to Série A club São Paulo was announced on the December 17, 2011.[6] The contract was signed on December 21 of the same year.[10][11] He played his first game for the Tricolor on January 22, 2012, in a 4-0 victory against Botafogo de Ribeirão Preto at Estádio do Morumbi, for the Campeonato Paulista.[12] He scored his first goal for São Paulo on May 23, 2012, against Goiás, at Estádio Serra Dourada, for the 2012 Copa do Brasil game.[13]

In May 2013, after São Paulo knock-off from both the State League and Copa Libertadores, Cortez was removed from the club's roster by president Juvenal Juvêncio and manager Ney Franco and, alongside 4 other players, transfer-listed.[14]

Benfica[edit]

São Paulo loaned Cortez to Portuguese Primeira Liga side Benfica for a year in July 2013.[15]

Arriving at the Portuguese side, Cortez stated that playing in Europe was his opportunity to earn a spot back at the Brazilian squad, and end his two-year absence.[16]

Falling out of favour at Jorge Jesus' squad, Cortez ended his loan spell on January 11, 2014, and returned to São Paulo. Cortez was reported stating "I'll be eternally thankful to the Portuguese club for everything that they did for me and to Jorge Jesus for the opportunity. It didn't work out due to things that happen in football, but I'm positive that I left with an open door."[17]

Criciúma[edit]

São Paulo loaned Cortez again, this time to Criciúma in April 2014 for the duration of the 2014 season.[18]

Albirex Niigata[edit]

On January 20, 2015, Cortez signed a two-year loan deal with Albirex Niigata.[19][20]

International career[edit]

Cortez was called up for the Brazil national football team to compete against Argentina in both Superclásico das Américas matches, and was capped for the first time in the 2-0 Brazil victory on the September 14, 2011 match at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, in Córdoba, Argentina.[21] He was called up again and played in the return leg on September 28, 2011 at Estádio Olímpico do Pará (Mangueirão), Belém, Brazil.[22]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of September 15, 2012
Club Season League Cup State championship Continental[23] Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Nova Iguaçu 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
Botafogo 2011 28 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 32 0 0
São Paulo 2012 24 1 0 9 1 1 20 0 1 2 0 0 55 2 2
Total 52 1 0 11 1 1 34 0 1 4 0 0 101 2 2

International[edit]

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

São Paulo
Benfica

International[edit]

Brazil

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Com apenas três semanas de São Paulo, Bruno Cortês vira Cortez" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. January 23, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bruno Cortês". Especial Placar Guia 2011 Brasileirão (1354-A): 52. May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Lateral da Seleção não deu certo no Paysandu. Saiba mais!" (in Portuguese). Portal ORM. September 7, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ Natália Cordeiro (December 15, 2011). "Cortês: A jornada até a consagração" (in Portuguese). Trivella. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Bruno Cortês". Soccerway. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Botafogo fecha com Andrezinho e vende Cortês para o São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Globo Epsorte. December 17, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Palmeiras vs. Botafogo - May 22, 2011". Soccerway. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Fluminense empata com o Botafogo e se livra da pré-Libertadores" (in Portuguese). UOL. December 4, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Súmula e relatório da partida" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. December 4, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ "São Paulo anuncia pacotão de Natal com cinco nomes, Cortês é destaque" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. December 21, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Sao Paulo Signs Defender Cortes". Fox News. December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ Kaue Freitas (January 22, 2012). "Cortês aprova estreia: "Time está se encaixando"" (in Portuguese). saopaulofc.net. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Esposa de Cortez chora com primeiro gol do marido pelo São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. May 24, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Juvenal afasta Cortez, Fabrício, Wallyson e Canete e mais 3 do São Paulo". Folha (in Portuguese). May 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ Ferreira, Alder (July 12, 2013). "Após afastamento no São Paulo, Cortez é apresentado no Benfica". SPFC.net (in Portuguese). Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Na chegada ao Benfica, Cortez traça seu objetivo: quero voltar à Seleção". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). July 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Sem espaço, Cortez entra em acordo e rescinde seu contrato com o Benfica". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). January 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Criciúma acerta com Cortez, André Lima e deve fechar com mais reforços". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  19. ^ "ブラジル・サンパウロFCからコルテース選手 移籍加入内定のお知らせ". Albirex Niigata (in Japanese). January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Ex-Botafogo, Bruno Cortês acerta por dois anos com time do futebol japonês" [Ex-Botafogo, Bruno Cortês signs for two years with team of Japanese football]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). January 15, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Domestic squad named for Argentina mathces". FIFA. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Os convocados para o Superclássico" (in Portuguese). CBF. September 22, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  23. ^ Includes Copa Sudamericana
  24. ^ "Os eleitos do Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão!" (in Portuguese). Lance!. December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 

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