Cristiano Roland

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Cristiano Roland
Personal information
Full name Cristiano Rocha Canedo Roland
Date of birth (1976-10-04) 4 October 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Beira-Mar
Number 5
Youth career
1994–1995 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Vasco da Gama 14 (4)
1998 Grêmio 8 (5)
1998–2002 Beira-Mar 77 (7)
2002–2005 Benfica 24 (1)
2004–2005 Belenenses (loan) 10 (0)
2005 Benfica B 2 (1)
2006 Juventude
2006–2007 Atromitos 9 (0)
2007–2008 Hanoi T&T
2008–2009 Beira-Mar 26 (1)
2009–2013 Hanoi T&T 88 (6)
2015– Beira-Mar 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2015.

Cristiano Rocha Canedo Roland (born 4 October 1976), known simply as Cristiano, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as left-back for Beira-Mar.

He started at Grêmio and moved to Vasco da Gama in 1996, where he won the Brasileirão in 1997. In 1998, he signed with Beira-Mar winning a Portuguese Cup in 1999 and transferring to Benfica in 2002, where he won another Portuguese Cup in 2004. In 2007, he moved to the V-League, playing for Hanoi T&T on two different spells, winning three major titles.

Career[edit]

Born in Porto Alegre, Roland started at Grêmio in 1994, and spending two years in their youth system.[1] In 1996, he moved to Vasco da Gama and helped them win the Brasileirão in 1997.[1] After a short period back at Grêmio, Roland moved abroad and joined Beira-Mar in 1998. He was sparsely used in his first year, that ended with mixed results: relegation in the Primeira Divisão and the conquering the Portuguese Cup.[1] His influence grew in the following three seasons and he became known as free-kick specialist.[2][3] In 2001–02, Roland scored three league goals, two of them against Porto, and in both times, Beira-Mar won.[4][5]

In June 2002, Benfica signed him on a four-year deal, with Diogo Luís and Toni going in the other direction on loan deals.[6][7] From early on, Roland struggled with competition from Ricardo Rocha, and on occasions, Cabral.[8][9] He only made his debut on 3 November 2002 against Santa Clara,[10] but with the arrival of José Antonio Camacho, he began playing much more frequently, finishing the season with 14 appearances.[11] The following season, Cristiano was set to reunite with Jesualdo Ferreira at Braga, but the loan deal fell through.[12][13] Still, Roland started 8 league games in the first half of the season, until the arrival of Fyssas in January.[14] From then on, he became a bench player and never returned to the starting eleven.[15] In May, he added his second trophy in Portugal, after winning the 2003–04 Taça de Portugal.[16]

In July 2004, he was loaned to Belenenses for one year.[17][18] Initially, he was an undisputed starter playing six games in a row, but an injury in late October,[19][20] cause him to lost his place to Cabral and José Sousa.[21] In 2005–06, Roland could not find a team and was placed in Benfica B,[22][23] but mutually terminated his contract on late September 2005.[24] After Benfica, he spent some time at Juventude in the Série A, before moving to Atromitos in the Greek league.[1] He played for Hanoi T&T in 2007 and returned to Beira-Mar in July 2008, playing 26 games in the Liga de Honra.[1][25] In 2009, Roland moved back to Hanoi T&T] and won the league in 2010 and 2013, retiring in 2013.[1] In August 2015, he came out of retirement for a third stint at Beira-Mar, after they were relegated to the Aveiro FA's second division.[26]

Honours[edit]

[27]

Vasco da Gama
Beira-Mar
Benfica
Hanoi T&T

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Nº238 - Cristiano". Vedeta ou Marreta (in Portuguese). 20 February 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Cristiano: "Ninguém sofre mais do que eu quando o Beira-Mar não vence"" [Cristiano: "Nobody suffers more than me when Beira-Mar doesn't win"]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 November 1999. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Livres continuam a ser mais valia" [Free-kicks continue to be an advtantage]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 October 2001. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Beira Mar-FC Porto, 2-0: Aveirenses cortaram asas ao dragão" [Beira-Mar-Porto, 2–0: Aveirenses cut the Dragon's wings]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 September 2001. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "FC Porto-Beira-Mar: 2-3 (McCarthy 41, Paredes 81; Cristiano 27, Fary 52 e 85)". Record (in Portuguese). 23 February 2002. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Toni e Diogo Luís por Cristiano" [Toni and Diogo Luís in exchange for Cristiano]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 July 2002. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Parceria com Benfica" [Partnership with Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 July 2002. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ricardo Rocha: "Não tive problemas"" [Ricardo Rocha: "I had no problems playing left-back"]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 September 2002. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Cristiano supera Cabral pela resistência física" [Cristiano surpasses Cabral in physical endurance]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 November 2002. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Simão Sabrosa: Um talento especial para as bolas paradas" [Simão Sabrosa: A special talent for free-kicks]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 November 2002. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  11. ^ Tovar 2012, p. 601.
  12. ^ "Cristiano aceita Braga" [Cristiano accepts Braga]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 July 2003. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Orgulho do líder com campeões" [Pride of champions]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 July 2003. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  14. ^ Tovar 2012, p. 603-604.
  15. ^ Tovar 2012, p. 604-606.
  16. ^ Tovar 2012, p. 606-607.
  17. ^ "Aquisição de lateral está iminente" [Signing of left-back imminent]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 July 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Cristiano: "Clube dá-me confiança"" [Cristiano: "Belenenses gives me confidence"]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 July 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Cristiano reavaliado hoje" [Cristiano reassessed]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 October 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "Cristiano ausente" [Cristiano absent]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 November 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  21. ^ "Cristiano fora dos convocados" [Cristiano outside of squad list]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 February 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  22. ^ "Goleada só apareceu frente aos dispensáveis" [Thrashing only appeared against demoted]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 September 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "Equipa B reforçada" [B-team strengthened]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 September 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "Cristiano rescinde por comum acordo" [Cristiano released by mutual agreement]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 September 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  25. ^ "Cristiano regressa a Aveiro" [Cristiano returns to Aveiro]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 July 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  26. ^ "Cristiano Roland garantido para a época 2015/16" [Cristiano Roland secured for 2015-16]. Banca Norte (in Portuguese). 13 August 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  27. ^ "Cristiano". Sambafoot. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 

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