Flávio Ferreira

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Flávio Ferreira
Personal information
Full name Flávio Nunes Ferreira
Date of birth (1991-10-19) 19 October 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Nogueira do Cravo, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Youth career
2005–2006 Oliveira Hospital
2006–2009 Académica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Académica 43 (1)
2009–2010 Tourizense (loan) 19 (3)
2010–2011 Covilhã (loan) 22 (0)
2013–2016 Málaga 16 (0)
National team
2007 Portugal U16 2 (0)
2008–2009 Portugal U18 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

Flávio Nunes Ferreira (born 19 October 1991) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a central defender or defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Ferreira was born in Nogueira do Cravo, Oliveira do Hospital. After starting his youth career with hometown's F.C. Oliveira do Hospital, he finished his formation with Académica de Coimbra.

In August 2009, Ferreira moved to neighbouring G.D. Tourizense – who acted as Académica's farm team – until the end of the season.[1] A year later he signed for second division club S.C. Covilhã in the same predicament,[2] and played his first match as a professional on 26 September 2010, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 home win against S.C. Freamunde.[3]

In June 2011, Ferreira returned to Académica, and made his Primeira Liga debut on 15 August in a 2–1 away success over U.D. Leiria where he again came from the bench. On 23 December 2011 he renewed his contract with the Students, running until 2015.[4]

On 12 June 2013, Académica agreed a deal for Ferreira with La Liga side Málaga CF,[5] with the player signing a three-year contract.[6] On 12 January of the following year he first appeared in the Spanish league, replacing injured Weligton in the 34th minute of a 0–1 loss at Levante UD.[7]

Subsequently, Ferreira went on to spend nearly two years on the sidelines due to back problems.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Ferreira's older brother, António, was also a footballer. He also represented Tourizense and was brought up at Sporting Clube de Portugal, but spent most of his career in the lower leagues.




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