Brandão (footballer, born 1980)
Brandão celebrating a goal for Marseille in 2010
|Full name||Evaeverson Lemos da Silva|
|Date of birth||16 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Brusque, Brazil|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|2002||→ São Caetano (loan)||23||(10)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2015.
He spent most of his professional career with Shakhtar Donetsk, appearing in 220 official games and scoring 91 goals while winning seven major titles. He also played several years in France, notably with Marseille, where he conquered the 2010 national championship amongst other accolades.
Early years / Shakhtar
Born in Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brandão only played with modest clubs in his country initially. In 2002 he signed with Ukrainian Premier League club FC Shakhtar Donetsk, from Iraty Sport Club, going on to be an offensive mainstay over the course of the following seasons.
In a team filled with compatriots, Brandão scored 39 goals combined in the three championships won by the club during that timeframe, notably topping the charts in the 2005–06 campaign at 15 goals.
On 13 January 2009 Brandão left for France with Olympique de Marseille, netting eight times in 30 games in his first full season as the club won the Ligue 1 trophy after an 18-year wait. He was loaned twice in his early stint to two teams in his homeland, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube and Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense.
In January 2012 Brandão returned to L'OM, notably scoring in the 92nd minute of a 2–2 away draw against Inter Milan for the campaign's UEFA Champions League round-of-16 second leg, enabling his team to advance on the away goals rule and reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time since 1993. On 14 April he netted the game's only goal in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue, against Olympique Lyonnais in extra time.
Brandão was released in June 2012 along with Elinton Andrade, Djimi Traore and Jean-Philippe Sabo and, two months later, signed with fellow top-divisioner AS Saint-Étienne on a two-year contract. On 20 April of the following year, again in the domestic cup, he scored in the 1–0 triumph over Stade Rennais F.C. to give his team its first piece of silverware since 1981.
In August 2014 Brandão joined fellow top-divisioner SC Bastia after complicated negotiations between St-Étienne and Bastia, due to issues related to the transfer of Sylvain Marchal between the two clubs in July 2012. In the same month, during a league game against Paris Saint-Germain FC, he headbutted opposing player Thiago Motta and broke his nose, being provisionally suspended from 22 August pending a league disciplinary hearing and eventually receiving a six-month ban; on 27 November he was jailed for one month for his attack, in addition to receiving a €20,000 fine.
- Ukrainian Premier League: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08
- Ukrainian Cup: 2004–05, 2007–08
- Ukrainian Super Cup: 2005, 2008
- Brandao's legacy; Shakhtar's official website, 14 January 2009
- Brandao signe à Cruzeiro (Brandao signs with Cruzeiro); Foot 01, 22 March 2011 (French)
- Officiel: Brandao de nouveau prêté (Officiel: Brandao loaned again); Le Phocéen, 6 August 2011 (French)
- Brandao sends Marseille into Champions quarters; Sports Illustrated, 14 March 2012
- Lyon 0–1 Marseille; ESPN Soccernet, 14 April 2012
- Officiel: Brandao 2 ans à l'ASSE (Officiel: Brandao 2 years with ASSE); Saint-Étienne's official website, 13 August 2012 (French)
- Saint Etienne end 32-year wait for silverware; Authint Mail, 21 April 2013
- "Bastia bag Brandão". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- "Bastia's Brandao suspended over head-butt on Thiago Motta of PSG". The Guardian. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
- "Brandao suspended 6 months for head-butting Thiago Motta". ESPN FC. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
- "Brandao: Bastia striker jailed for headbutt on PSG's Motta". BBC Sport. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
- Davis, Matt (11 April 2015). "Paris St-Germain beat Bastia 4–0 to win the French League Cup". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
- "Brandão". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
- Brandão at ESPN FC
- "ASSE: Brandao est citoyen français!" [ASSE: Brandao a French citizen!] (in French). Le 10 Sport. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.