Fernando Alexandre

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Fernando Alexandre
Personal information
Full name Fernando José Ribeiro Alexandre
Date of birth (1985-08-02) 2 August 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Lourinhã, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Moreirense (loan from Académica)
Number 65
Youth career
1999–2000 Lourinhanense
2000–2004 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Benfica B 27 (1)
2006–2007 Benfica 0 (0)
2006–2007 Olivais Moscavide (loan) 4 (1)
2007–2008 Mafra 34 (7)
2008–2009 Estrela Amadora 29 (0)
2009–2012 Braga 1 (0)
2009–2010 Leixões (loan) 22 (0)
2010–2012 Olhanense (loan) 49 (0)
2012–2013 Olhanense 22 (1)
2013– Académica 88 (5)
2017 Moreirense (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Portugal U17 10 (0)
2002–2003 Portugal U18 4 (0)
2003–2004 Portugal U19 9 (0)
2004–2006 Portugal U20 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 January 2017.

Fernando José Ribeiro Alexandre (born 2 August 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Moreirense F.C. on loan from Académica de Coimbra mainly as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lourinhã, Lisbon District, Alexandre started his professional career with S.L. Benfica, but could never amass any official appearances for the first team. From 2004 to 2006 he played with the club's B-side (soon to be extinct) and in the second division, with capital neighbours C.D. Olivais e Moscavide.

After one season in the third level with C.D. Mafra – also in the region – Alexandre moved to C.F. Estrela da Amadora, again in the capital but now in the Primeira Liga. He was an essential figure in midfield, as the club finished in a comfortable mid-table position in spite of serious financial difficulties.

In late June 2009, after Estrela was relegated off-court, Alexandre moved to S.C. Braga in a free transfer. He still participated in one league match with the Minho team, playing 25 minutes in a 2–1 win at Sporting Clube de Portugal but, just hours before the August transfer window closed, was sent on loan to Leixões S.C. also in the top flight, remaining in that predicament for the following two years but with S.C. Olhanense.

On 4 July 2013, Académica de Coimbra completed the signing of Alexandre, with the free agent penning a one-year contract and reuniting with former Olhanense manager Sérgio Conceição.[1] He was regularly used in the following top division campaigns, scoring three goals from 27 games in 2015–16 but being relegated.

During the 2017 January transfer window, Alexandre was loaned to Moreirense FC.[2]

Honours[edit]

Moreirense

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