Filipe Oliveira

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For the East Timorese footballer, see Filipe Oliveira (footballer, born 1995).
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Filipe Oliveira
Personal information
Full name Filipe Vilaça Oliveira
Date of birth (1984-05-27) 27 May 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Braga, Portugal
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Anorthosis
Number 6
Youth career
1994–1999 Braga
1999–2002 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Chelsea 5 (0)
2004–2005 Preston North End (loan) 5 (0)
2005–2006 Marítimo (loan) 23 (0)
2006–2007 Marítimo 24 (1)
2007–2008 Leixões 24 (0)
2008–2010 Braga 21 (0)
2010–2012 Parma 1 (0)
2010 Torino (loan) 4 (0)
2011–2012 Videoton (loan) 23 (2)
2012–2016 Videoton 94 (14)
2017– Anorthosis 6 (2)
National team
2000–2001 Portugal U16 8 (3)
2002 Portugal U18 5 (2)
2002–2003 Portugal U19 12 (2)
2004 Portugal U20 3 (1)
2004–2007 Portugal U21 21 (4)
2006–2007 Portugal B 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2017.

Filipe Vilaça Oliveira (born 27 May 1984) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta FC. Mainly a right midfielder, he can also appear as an attacking right back.

After starting out at Chelsea as a senior, he went on to play mostly for Videoton in Hungary. In his country's Primeira Liga, he amassed totals of 92 games and one goal during five seasons.

Club career[edit]

Born in Braga, Oliveira started his career with local S.C. Braga, joining their youth system at the age of 10. Still in his teens he was bought by Chelsea[1] for a reported cost of £500,000, making his Premier League debut on 19 October 2002 in a 3–0 away win over Manchester City where he played one minute after coming on as a substitute for two-time scorer Gianfranco Zola.[2] However, he never managed to break into the main squad and, during one month, served a spell at Preston North End.[3]

Oliveira played once for the Blues in 2004–05, in the last game against Newcastle United where he also came off the bench.[4] In the summer of 2005 he was loaned to C.S. Marítimo, with Nuno Morais joining in the same predicament; after the season finished, he agreed to be released from his contract and signed with the Madeira-based club.

At the end of 2006–07, which included his first Primeira Liga goal in a 2–3 loss at neighbours C.D. Nacional, Oliveira was released and joined Leixões SC, which had just returned to the top flight after several decades of absence. In June 2008, after having helped the Matosinhos team retain their league status, he returned to Braga now as a senior player, signing a two-year contract.[5] He appeared very rarely throughout his debut campaign, one of his few chances being a 5–0 win at C.F. Os Belenenses.

After the January 2010 sale of starter João Pereira to Sporting Clube de Portugal, Oliveira became the first-choice right back. He finished the season with 17 appearances, as the Minho side achieved a best-ever second place in the league.

In July 2010, Oliveira joined Parma FC – who paid K.A.S. Eupen a fee of 1 million (5% Solidarity Contribution included) – being called up to training camp on the 12th.[6] Two weeks later he was loaned to fellow Italians Torino F.C. for €600,000, with the Serie B club having an option to buy half of his contract subsequently;[7] he was recalled from his spell in the following transfer window, only managing one official appearance during his first year (25 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against Cagliari Calcio, in Serie A's last round).[8]

In early August 2011, Oliveira was sent on loan to Videoton FC in Hungary,[9] and the move was made permanent at the end of the campaign. On 29 May 2015, after contributing with 26 games, six goals and 11 assists as the team won the second Nemzeti Bajnokság I championship in their history, the 31-year-old renewed his contract for a further two seasons.[10]

International career[edit]

Oliveira represented Portugal at every youth level. He was part of the team that finished runners-up to Italy in the 2003 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

In the 2006 summer, Oliveira appeared – with Chelsea and Marítimo teammate Morais – for the under-21s at the 2006 European Under-21 Championship, on home soil.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 26 October 2014[11]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2002–03 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2003–04 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Marítimo 2005–06 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2006–07 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
Total 47 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 1
Leixões 2007–08 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Total 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Braga 2008–09 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
2009–10 17 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 21 1
Total 21 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 27 1
Parma 2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Torino 2010–11 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Videoton 2011–12 23 2 3 1 8 0 0 0 34 3
2012–13 17 4 3 3 6 0 12 3 38 10
2013–14 16 1 2 0 10 1 2 0 30 2
2014–15 12 2 2 1 4 2 0 0 18 5
Total 68 9 10 5 28 3 14 3 121 20
Career totals 171 10 14 6 31 3 15 3 231 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranieri pleased with progress; BBC Sport, 28 July 2002
  2. ^ "Zola double sinks City". BBC Sport. 19 October 2002. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Oliveira joins North End on loan; BBC Sport, 16 December 2004
  4. ^ "Newcastle 1–1 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 22 May 2005. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Filipe Oliveira junta-se à legião dos Guerreiros do Minho" [Filipe Oliveira joins the Minho Warriors legion] (in Portuguese). S.C. Braga. 17 June 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "L'elenco ufficiale dei convocati per il ritiro di Levico Terme" [Official list of players called for the retreat in Levico Terme] (in Italian). Parma F.C. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Filipe Vilaca Oliveira al Toro" [Filipe Vilaca Oliveira to Toro] (in Italian). Torino F.C. 29 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Bojinov illude il Parma – Un autogol salva il Cagliari" [Bojinov deludes Parma – Own goal saves Cagliari] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 22 May 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Filipe Oliveira al Videoton FC" [Filipe Oliveira to Videoton FC] (in Italian). Parma F.C. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Made in: Filipe Oliveira renova pelo Videoton" [Made in: Filipe Oliveira renews for Videoton] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Filipe Oliveira". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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