Figueira at Oberneuland
|Full name||Edmar Figueira|
|Date of birth||13 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Naviraí MS, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Striker (Center Forward)|
|SC São Paulo|
|1999||Paraná Soccer Technical Center PSTC|
|2001||Atlético Clube Paranavaí|
|2001–2002||Sociedade Esportiva Matsubara|
|2003–2004||Grasshopper Club Zurich|
|2004–2005||Sociedade Esportiva Matsubara|
|2006–2007||America Football Club|
|2011–2012||Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ||6||(0)|
|2012–2013||Al-Shorta SC (Damascus)|
|2013–2014||Rangdajied United F.C.||10||(1)|
|2014–2015||SC São Paulo|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2014.
Figueira made his first football steps as a youth in Brazilian clubs Paraná Soccer Technical Center (PSTC), União Bandeirantes and Paranavai Atletico Club. He became a professional footballer by playing in Sociedade Esportiva Matsubara and quickly his good potential and performances there give him his first chance in Europe, in the Swiss club Grasshopper Club Zurich in 2003 at the age of 18. He also passed a short period in Germany under negotiation with the Bundesliga Club SC Freiburg, but did not sign because of not having an EU passport.
Figueira decided to return to Brazil to play again for Sociedade Esportiva Matsubara, and won the BTV laser cup 2004 in Vietnam with them.
His next signing after that must be noticed as he had the chance to play for club America Football Club from Rio de Janeiro. His next attempt away from Brazil after being more experienced, was in 2007 when he went to Armenia to play in the UEFA Cup qualifiers with FC Banants. In the next season 2008–09, he was transferred to Primera Division de Costa Rica to play for C.S. Cartagines.
After a good season with Club Sport Cartagines in the Primera Division de Costa Rica, Figueira got a good offer from India and signed for the I-League newboys Pune Football Club for the 2009–10 season, where he made history helping Pune FC finish third in his debut. With 15 goals in his first I-League season for Pune FC, Figueira was awarded "Player of the Year" winning the "Golden Ball 2010" and two more prizes: "Golden Goal" for the best goal scored in the league and the "Player's Player of the Year" award as well.
Figueira renewed his contract with Pune Football Club und 31 of May 2011, for the season 2010–2011.
Figueira is a talented left-foot striker center-forward. His main characteristics in field are that he is strong, quick, has an impressive technique, perfect finishing, is a very good header, has good physical preparation and excellent vision of the game.
After scoring 28 goals in 40 matches, Figueira was the only player in the history of the I-League to be transferred to a Europe top division club, CD Feirense. Without to playing an official match, he canceled his contract and signed to Liga I Romanian first Division Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt for the 2011–12 season.
After half season with the German team, he transferred to Al-Shorta SC (Damascus) from Syria to play in the Asia AFC Cup 2013.
He signed for Rangdajied United F.C. for the 2013–14 season to start his second spell in India.
After long time playing outside He sign for Sport Club São Paulo from Rio Grande-RS Brazil to play the first division of the Brazilian championship Gauchão 2015.
- BTV Lazer Cup 2004
- Player of the Year: 2010
- Golden Goal: 2010
- Quarter Finals AFC Cup - Al-Shorta FC - Syria
- "Golden Ball 2010"
- "Bola de Ouro 2010"
- Award Nomination
- "Transfer to Portugal Primeira Liga by Goal.com"
- "Transfer to Romenia LIGA I"
- Watch Edmar Figuera in action.
- Interviewed after game in Costa Rica
- "Transfer to Romania LIGA I"
- "Edmar can leave Feirense without play"
- Transfer to Portugal Primeira Liga by Goal.com
- "Bola de Ouro na India" Brazil site
- Edmar Figueira page in OGol
- Edmar Figueira at Soccerway
- "Player of the Year" Golden Ball 2010.
- Award Nomination by FPAI