Emanuel Faria Braga

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Full name Emanuel Faria Braga
Date of birth (1975-07-07) 7 July 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth Vila do Conde, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1986–1989 Varzim
1989–1993 Rio Ave
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1999 Rio Ave 124 (9)
1999–2000 Boavista 27 (2)
2001 Rio Ave 19 (0)
2001–2002 Aves 32 (7)
2002–2003 Salgueiros 32 (3)
2003–2004 Aves 25 (6)
2004–2009 Varzim 144 (11)
2009–2010 Freamunde 29 (4)
2010–2011 Limianos 31 (2)
Total 463 (44)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Emanuel Faria Braga (born 7 July 1975), known simply as Emanuel, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

He amassed Segunda Liga totals of 323 games and 34 goals during 13 seasons, representing five different clubs.

Football career[edit]

Born in Vila do Conde, Emanuel played for Boavista F.C. in the 1999–2000 season, during the Porto club's domestic and European heyday. Other than that, he represented hometown's Rio Ave FC, where he started his career, as well as other northern sides: C.D. Aves (two spells), S.C. Salgueiros, Varzim S.C. and S.C. Freamunde.

Emanuel's Portuguese top division totals consisted of 109 games and eight goals over the course of five seasons, for Rio Ave (1996 to 1999) and Boavista. The rest of his 18-year career was spent in the second level, with the exception of his final campaign (2010–11), with AD Os Limianos in the fourth.

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