Cícero Semedo

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Cícero
Cícero Casimiro Sanches Semedo.jpg
Cícero in action for Dynamo Moscow (2007)
Personal information
Full name Cícero Casimiro Sanches Semedo
Date of birth (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Seia, Portugal
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Paços Ferreira
Number 9
Youth career
2000–2001 Desportivo Seia
2001–2002 Bairro da Misericórdia
2002–2004 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Braga B 15 (5)
2004 Braga 8 (1)
2005–2008 Dynamo Moscow 39 (4)
2009–2010 Vitória Guimarães 4 (0)
2009–2010 Oliveirense (loan) 27 (8)
2010–2011 Rio Ave 13 (0)
2011–2015 Paços Ferreira 54 (12)
2012 Moreirense (loan) 8 (4)
2013–2014 Astana (loan) 20 (7)
2015–2016 Şanlıurfaspor 10 (0)
2016– Paços Ferreira 28 (1)
National team
2007 Portugal U21 4 (0)
2010– Guinea-Bissau 14 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2016

Cícero Casimiro Sanches Semedo (born 8 May 1986), known simply as Cícero, is a Guinea-Bissauan professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club F.C. Paços de Ferreira as a forward.

Club career[edit]

A product of S.C. Braga's youth system, Cícero was in born in Seia, Guarda, Portugal. He was promoted to the first team for the 2004–05 campaign, making his official debut with the main squad in a 2–2 away draw against Académica de Coimbra on 30 August 2004; on 21 November, as a second-half substitute, he scored his first Primeira Liga goal, in a 2–0 home win against G.D. Estoril Praia.[1]

In January 2005, Cícero moved to Russia for FC Dynamo Moscow as many Portuguese players (or playing in the league) during that period, returning to Portugal in the 2009 January transfer window and joining Braga rivals Vitória de Guimarães. In the summer, he signed with second level club U.D. Oliveirense in a season-long loan.[2]

On 25 June 2013, Cícero joined FC Astana in the Kazakhstan Premier League on a year-long move.[3] He subsequently returned to Paços de Ferreira.[4]

International career[edit]

Cícero represented Portugal at youth level. He earned his first senior cap for Guinea-Bissau on 9 October 2010, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against Angola for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

International goals[edit]

As of 27 March 2016 (Guinea-Bissau score listed first, score column indicates score after each Cícero goal)[5]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 February 2011 Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal  Gambia 1–1 3–1 Friendly
2. 2–1
3. 3–1
4. 31 May 2014 24 de Setembro, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau  Central African Republic 1–0 3–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5. 3–0
6. 27 March 2016 Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi, Kenya  Kenya 1–0 1–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sp. Braga-Estoril, 2–0: Uma entrada fulgurante recompensada no final" [Sp. Braga-Estoril, 2–0: Explosive start paid off in the end]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 November 2004. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cícero é reforço para Pedro Miguel" [Cicero is an addition for Pedro Miguel]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 August 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cícero renova com o Paços de Ferreira e é cedido ao Astana (Cazaquistão)" [Cícero renews with Paços de Ferreira and is loaned to Astana (Kazakhstan)]. Expresso (in Portuguese). 25 June 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cícero bisou pela Guiné-Bissau" [Cícero scored twice for Guinea-Bissau] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços de Ferreira. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Cicero – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 

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