Edmar Figueira

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Edmar Figueira
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Figueira at Oberneuland
Personal information
Full name Edmar Figueira
Date of birth (1984-05-13) 13 May 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Naviraí MS, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker (Center Forward)
Club information
Current team
SC São Paulo
Number 29
Youth career
1999 Paraná Soccer Technical Center PSTC
2000 União Bandeirante
2001 Atlético Clube Paranavaí
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Sociedade Esportiva Matsubara
2003–2004 Grasshopper Club Zurich
2004–2005 Sociedade Esportiva Matsubara
2006–2007 America Football Club
2007–2008 FC Banants
2008–2009 C.S. Cartagines 19 (8)
2009–2011 Pune FC 40 (28)
2011–2012 CD Feirense 0 (0)
2011–2012 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ 6 (0)
2012–2013 FC Oberneuland 8 (2)
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.

Edmar Figueira (Naviraí, 13 May 1984) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for SC São Paulo from Brazil. He is a left-footed striker.

Career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[citation needed]

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 a season in Romenia Liga I with some injury problems, Figueira went to Germany and signed with FC Oberneuland from Bremen to play the DFB-Pokal and Regionalliga Nord the season 2012–13 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.

Honours[edit]

  • BTV Lazer Cup 2004
  • Player of the Year: 2010
  • Golden Goal: 2010
  • Quarter Finals AFC Cup - Al-Shorta FC - Syria

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmar Figueira" (in Spanish). Nacion.com. Retrieved 15 February 2010. [permanent dead link]

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