Francisco Geraldes

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Francisco Geraldes
Personal information
Full name Francisco Oliveira Geraldes
Date of birth (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting CP
Number 24
Youth career
2003–2014 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Sporting B 70 (12)
2015– Sporting CP 4 (0)
2016–2017Moreirense (loan) 15 (1)
2017–2018Rio Ave (loan) 30 (3)
2018Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Portugal U18 3 (0)
2015 Portugal U20 2 (0)
2016 Portugal U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2018

Francisco 'Chico' Oliveira Geraldes (born 18 April 1995) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Sporting CP as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Geraldes joined local Sporting CP's youth system in 2003, aged 8. On 30 March 2013, whilst still a junior, he made his professional debut with their reserves, playing one minute in a 1–3 home loss against S.L. Benfica B for the Segunda Liga championship.[1]

Geraldes spent the first part of the 2016–17 season on loan to Primeira Liga team Moreirense FC,[2] his maiden appearance in the competition taking place on 13 August 2016 in a 1–1 home draw to F.C. Paços de Ferreira.[3] His first goal came the following weekend, when he helped the visitors defeat C.D. Feirense 3–0 also as a starter.[4]

In late January 2017, both Geraldes and Daniel Podence were recalled from their loans by Sporting manager Jorge Jesus.[5] He made his competitive debut for his parent club on 11 March, coming on as a late substitute in the 4–1 away win over C.D. Tondela.[6]

For 2017–18, still owned by Sporting, Geraldes signed with Rio Ave FC.[7] The following campaign, in the same situation, he joined Germany's Eintracht Frankfurt.[8]

International career[edit]

Geraldes won two caps for Portugal at under-21 level. His first was on 6 October 2016, in a 3–3 draw in Hungary for the 2017 UEFA European Championship qualifiers where he provided an assist to Podence;[9] the following month, he featured in the 3–1 friendly win against the Czech Republic in Setúbal.[10]

Personal life[edit]

An avid reader, Geraldes listed George Orwell as his favourite author.[11][12]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 8 August 2017[13]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting B 2012–13 Segunda Liga 2 0 2 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0
2014–15 24 4 24 4
2015–16 20 5 20 5
2016–17 6 0 6 0
Total 52 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 9
Moreirense (loan) 2016–17 Primeira Liga 15 1 1 0 4 1 20 2
Sporting 2016–17 Primeira Liga 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Rio Ave (loan) 2017–18 Primeira Liga 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Career Total 72 11 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 77 12

Honours[edit]

Moreirense

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sporting B-Benfica B, 1–3: Dérbi marcado por expulsões" [Sporting B-Benfica B, 1–3: Derby marked by ejections]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 March 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Cónegos confirmam Francisco Geraldes" [Canons confirm Francisco Geraldes]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 July 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Moreirense emparou (1–1) com o Paços de Ferreira na 1ª jornada da Liga (vídeo)" [Moreirense drew (1–1) with Paços de Ferreira in the League's 1st round (video)] (in Portuguese). Guimarães TV. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Feirense-Moreirense, 0–3 (crónica)" [Feirense-Moreirense, 0–3 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Geraldes e Podence regressam, Wallyson e Ary Papel no Moreirense" [Geraldes and Podence return, Wallyson and Ary Papel to Moreirense]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 January 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Tondela 1–4 Sporting" (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Francisco Geraldes emprestado ao Rio Ave" [Francisco Geraldes loaned to Rio Ave]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 26 July 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Eintracht Frankfurt sign Francisco Geraldes on loan". Eintracht Frankfurt. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Portugal desperdiça vantagens e empata na Hungria" [Portugal throw leads away and draw in Hungary]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 6 October 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Portugal impõe-se à República Checa" [Portugal dispose of Czech Republic]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 November 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Jogador do Sporting foi fotografado a ler Saramago e recebeu "reforços"" [Sporting player was photographed reading Saramago and was given "additions"]. Público (in Portuguese). 14 July 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Francisco Geraldes, o jogador que lê Orwell e sonha ser "ídolo no Sporting"" [Francisco Geraldes, the player who reads Orwell and dreams of being "idol at Sporting"] (in Portuguese). TSF. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Chico Geraldes". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

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