Carlos Andrade

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Carlos Andrade
No. 23 – Benfica
Position Small forward
Personal information
Born (1978-04-27) April 27, 1978 (age 40)
Sal, Cape Verde
Nationality Cape Verdean / Portuguese
Listed height 6 ft 5.75 in (1.97 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College Queens University (1999–2003)
Playing career 1996–present
Career history
1996–1999 Portugal Telecom
2003–2004 Porto
2004–2005 Queluz
2005–2006 Skyliners Frankfurt
2006–2007 Benfica
2007–2009 San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC
2009–2012 Porto
2012–present Benfica

Carlos Eduardo Fernandes Vieira de Andrade (born April 27, 1978) is a Portuguese basketball player who plays for Benfica.

Andrade played college basketball in the United States, and had brief spells in Germany and Spain. He is the younger brother of former WNBA player, Mery Andrade, who competed for the Cleveland Rockers and the Charlotte Sting.


Born Sal, Cape Verde, Andrade started playing as a 16-year-old in basketball division of telecommunications company, Portugal Telecom, before he moved to the United States to play in the NCAA with the Queens University on 4 June 1999.[1]

At Queens University, Andrade made part of the team that reach three consecutive Elite Eight finals,[2] being nominated for Conference All-Tournament award in 2001-02,[3] He left as Queens’ All-time Leading Rebounder, with 755, a record surpassed in 2006 by Kendrick Harris.[4]

In 2003, he returned to Portugal, and joined FC Porto, making part of a squad that conquered four titles in one season. The 26-year-old then moved to C.A. Queluz and helped the team win its first league title in 21 years, while also debuting in European competitions, averaging 13.1 points per game in the 2004–05 ULEB Cup.[5]

In 2006, Andrade made his first venture in European basketball, when he joined Skyliners Frankfurt in the Bundesliga, finishing in 14th place with the Frankfurt team, and playing another year in the ULEB Cup, with averages of 7.2 points per game.[5]

He returned to Portugal for one season to compete for S.L. Benfica, before his second European adventure in two years, joining San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC on 18 July 2007, helping the Basque team win the 2005–06 LEB season, and achieve a 12th place in the 2008–09 ACB season.[6]

On 1 September 2009, the 31-year-old, rejoin Porto for a second time,[7] winning a Portuguese Cup in his first season, and the league title in his second. With his contract with the northerners expired, on 3 August 2012, Andrade traded Porto for Benfica,[8] and became an important part of the team, winning three consecutive league titles and thirteen other conquests, as the club return to European basket in the 2014–15 EuroChallenge.[9]




  1. ^ "Carlos Andrade vai jogar na NCAA" [Carlos Andrade will play in the NCAA]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 June 1999. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Queens In "Other" Final Four". 2 April 2003. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Queens Men's Basketball Career Awards". Queens Atlhetics. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Men's Basketball". Coker Cobras. 19 January 2006. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Carlos Andrade". Euroleague. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Carlos Andrade será presentado mañana como nuevo jugador del Bruesa" [Carlos Andrade will be presented tomorrow as Bruesa player]. (in Spanish). 17 July 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "FC Porto oficializa Carlos Andrade" [FC Porto signs Carlos Andrade] (in Portuguese). Perola do Dragão. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Basquetebol: Carlos Andrade reforça Campeões Nacionais" [Carlos Andrade joins Champions]. SL Benfica (in Portuguese). 3 August 2012. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Carlos Andrade: "Quando acabar o contrato penduro as botas"" [Carlos Andrade: "When my contract expires, I retire"]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 3 February 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 

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