Diogo Ferreira

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Diogo Ferreira
Diogo Ferreira.jpg
Ferreira warming up for the Australia U-23 in 2011
Personal information
Full name Diogo Alexandre Alves Ferreira
Date of birth (1989-10-05) 5 October 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dandenong City
Youth career
1998–2000 Essendon Royals
2001–2005 Green Gully
2005–2006 FC Porto
2006–2008 AD Oeiras
2009–2010 Melbourne Victory
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Green Gully 14 (0)
2010–2013 Melbourne Victory 52 (2)
2011 FFV NTC 1[1] (1)
2013–2014 Brisbane Roar 11 (0)
2014–2016 Perth Glory 21 (0)
2016–2017 Persib Bandung 18 (0)
2017 Penang FA 7 (0)
2017 Mohun Bagan 0 (0)
2018 Tochigi 0 (0)
2018– Dandenong City 0 (0)
National team
2010–2013 Australia U23 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 23, 2017

Diogo Alexandre Alves Ferreira (born 5 October 1989) is an Australian footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Early career[edit]

At the age of 16, Ferreira completed a successful trial with FC Porto and was signed to the club's youth academy. Whilst in Portugal, he was loaned out to a second division team. At the age of 18, Ferreira thought it was time to return to Australia, and returned to Green Gully, his childhood club. Ferreira was then signed to Melbourne Victory's youth team playing in the National Youth League. He was a key player for two seasons, and was therefore promoted to the club's senior team.

Club career[edit]

On 31 March 2010, Ferreira made his senior debut for Melbourne Victory in their 1–0 victory over Kawasaki Frontale in the Asian Champions League.[2]

On 10 May 2010, he was signed to a two-year professional contract with Victory.[3]

On 15 September 2010, Ferreira made his first start for Melbourne Victory against Wellington Phoenix, playing 81 minutes before being substituted for Matthew Foschini.

He scored his first A-League goal on 31 December, playing against Central Coast Mariners. Diogo scored a well placed goal in the 85th minute, in a 2–1 win for Melbourne.

Despite being a regularly used player at Melbourne Victory, Ferreira, along with teammates Tando Velaphi, Spase Dilevski and Sam Gallagher were released by Melbourne Victory in April 2013, shortly after the end of the 2012–13 A-League season.[4] He left the club, having made 52 out of a possible 84 appearances for the club.

Shortly after his release from the Victory, Ferreira went on trial with rival A-League club Brisbane Roar. Less than two months after his release from the Victory, Ferreira was signed by the Roar on a one-year deal, along with former Sydney FC attacking midfielder Dimitri Petratos.[5][6][7]

In May 2014, Ferreira signed with Perth Glory.[8]

In August 2016, Ferreira signed a 4-month deal with Indonesia Soccer Championship side Persib Bandung to bolster the squad after Hermawan left the club for personal reasons.[9]

In January 2017, Ferreira signed a one-season deal with Penang FA.[10]

On 9 August 2017, Ferreira switched clubs and countries and signed for Indian club Mohun Bagan and became their fourth foreign signing of the season.[11] He was released on 16 December, with Ferreira claiming "personal issues" for the action.

International career[edit]

Ferreira has represented the Australia Olympic football team on seven occasions, scoring one goal. In addition to his Australian citizenship, Ferreira also has Portuguese citizenship and is eligible to play for Portugal.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Ferreira was born in Footscray, Melbourne. Diogo attended St. Bernard's College in Essendon which was also home to Patrick Kisnorbo.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Perth Glory

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ResultsVault: Data for this sport has moved to a different URL". football.resultsvault.com.
  2. ^ "Hyundai A-League Home". Hyundai A-League.
  3. ^ "Angulo to stay in A-League with Victory". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  4. ^ "Cool Gifts - Melbourne Times Weekly". www.melbournetimesweekly.com.au. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Brisbane add depth with new signings". SBNation.com. 27 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Roar adds duo".
  7. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (27 June 2013). "Petratos signing adds to Sydney-Brisbane rivalry".
  8. ^ "GLORY FOR FERREIRA". Football Federation Australia. 26 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Persib Bandung Kontrak Diogo Ferreira Empat Bulan - Goal.com". 24 August 2016.
  10. ^ "gabung.klub.malaysia.diogo.buat.pengakuan.mengejutkan.soal.persib". Goal.com. 24 August 2016.
  11. ^ "I-League: Mohun Bagan unveil Diogo Alexandre Alves Ferreira as Asian Quota Foreigner". Goal. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Diogo Ferreira :: Diogo Alexandre Alves Ferreira :: Penang FA". www.zerozero.pt.

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