Guilherme Siqueira

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Guilherme Siqueira
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Siqueira with Atlético Madrid in 2015
Personal information
Full name Guilherme Madalena Siqueira
Date of birth (1986-04-28) 28 April 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Florianópolis, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
2003 Figueirense
2004 Ipatinga
2004Avaí (loan)
2004–2006 Internazionale
2006Lazio (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Udinese 23 (0)
2008–2009Ancona (loan) 24 (1)
2010–2014 Granada 104 (12)
2013–2014Benfica (loan) 18 (1)
2014–2017 Atlético Madrid 26 (1)
2016–2017Valencia (loan) 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2017

Guilherme Madalena Siqueira (Brazilian Portuguese: [ɡiˈʎɛʁmi siˈkejɾɐ]; born 28 April 1986) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left back.

Siqueira started his career at Udinese in Italy before moving to Granada in Spain. He was then loaned to Benfica in Portugal, where he won the domestic treble in the 2013–14 season, before returning to Spanish football for the next season.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

At age 18, Siqueira was signed by Internazionale from Ipatinga in August 2004, at first in temporary deal for 125,000.[1][2] He also played for hometown clubs Figueirense (his first club) and Avaí before joining Inter.[3]

In January 2006, as part of César's transfer, he went on loan to Lazio, which included an option to co-own the players rights at the end of season.[4]


On 11 August 2006, Siqueira joined Udinese in a co-ownership deal,[5] for €750,000.[6] Siqueira never became a regular for Udinese and made 3 starts and 13 substitute appearances in the 2006–07 season. He made his Serie A debut on 10 September 2006 in a 1–0 loss to Messina. During the 2007–08 season, Siqueira remained at Udinese but was seldom used. As Udinese did not buy full ownership from Inter, the out-of-favour Siqueira was loaned to Ancona to join another Inter-owned player, Rincón. During the 2008–09 season with Ancona, Siqueira featured regularly for the newly promoted club making 24 league appearances and scoring his first professional goal.

In June 2009, he returned to Udinese as the club now had Siqueira's entire registration rights.[7] On 10 January 2010, he substituted Paolo Sammarco in the 71st minute, his first match of the season. He then made two more substitute appearances for the club.


In 2010, Siqueira joined Granada on loan as part of a partnership agreement with Udinese in which various players joined Granada from the Italian club.[8] In his first season in Spain, Siqueira featured regularly for his new club and helped Granada gain promotion to La Liga, despite being sent off 3 times in 34 league matches. After a fine first season with Granada, on 30 June 2011 he penned a four-year contract to remain with the club, as his contract with Udinese expired.[9]

On 20 March 2012, Siqueira scored an audacious meisteresque dink from the penalty spot against Barcelona in La Liga at the Camp Nou.[10][11] Siqueria soon started to attract from other clubs to sign him.[12] At one point, Valencia and Benfica were keen to sign him.[13][14] However, Siqueira signed a further contract extension, which will keep him until 2017.[15]

At the end of the 2012–13 season, which left the club in 15th position, Siqueira announced he intended to leave the club in the summer transfer window.[16] Siqueira, however, denied he wanted to leave the club and said he was happy there in an exclusive interview with Marca.[17] Despite this, Siqueria retained interest from English Premier League sides Everton,[18] Liverpool[19] and Stoke City.[20]

In April 2014, Real Madrid made a bid for Siqueria from Granada and the move was agreed. However, this was denied by the club's president, Enrique Pina.[21]

Benfica (loan)[edit]

On the very last minutes of the summer transfer deadline day, Siqueira signed a season-long loan deal with Benfica, with an option to make the move permanent for €7 million.[22][23] He played in the club's 2–0 victory over Rio Ave in the 2014 Taça da Liga Final, and 99 minutes of the loss to Sevilla on penalties in the 2014 UEFA Europa League Final. Benfica also won the Primeira Liga title, with Siqueira playing 18 matches and scoring once, in a 2–0 win over Nacional on 27 October.[24]

Atlético Madrid[edit]

On 6 June 2014, Atlético Madrid and Granada reached an agreement for the transfer of Siqueira for a reported €10 million fee, pending a medical examination.[25][26] He signed a four-year contract after passing his medical, on 11 June 2014.[27] Upon joining the club, Siqueira said that "it did not take a second to decide" to join Atlético.[28]

Siqueira made his debut in a friendly match against Numancia, on 23 July 2014, which Atlético won 1–0.[29] He made his competitive debut in the first leg of the 2014 Supercopa de España on 19 August, a 1–1 draw away to Real Madrid in which he played 64 minutes before being replaced by fellow debutant Cristian Ansaldi.[30]

Valencia (loan)[edit]

On 1 February 2016, Siqueira was loaned to Valencia.[31]

International career[edit]

Despite gaining Italian citizenship, which made him eligible playing for Italy, Siqueira declared his desire to represent Spain, having been granted Spanish citizenship in October 2013.[32][33]


Atlético Madrid


  1. ^ FC Internazionale Milano SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2005 (Italian)
  2. ^ "INTER SIGN THREE YOUNG PLAYERS". 26 August 2004. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  3. ^ "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2004" (in Portuguese). CBF. 11 March 2005. Archived from the original on 14 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  4. ^ "CESAR JOINS INTER". 31 January 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  5. ^ "SIQUEIRA JOINS UDINESE". 11 August 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  6. ^ Crediti — Compartiecipazioni ex art.102bis NOIF, FC Internazionale Milano 2006–07 bilancio (Report and Accounts), Require Purchase in CCIAA (Italian)
  7. ^ "Transfer market: co-ownership deals". 26 June 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  8. ^ "UFFICIALE: Udinese, Geijo e Siqueira al Granada". Tutto Mercato Web. 13 July 2010. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Guilherme Siqueira is committed to the Granada" [Guilherme Siqueira se compromete con el Granada] (in Spanish). Marca. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Soccerway Match Report: Barcelona 5 - 3 Granada on 20 March 2012". Soccerway. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Video on YouTube
  12. ^ "Atletico is set for the left channel Siqueira" [El Atlético se fija en Siqueira para el carril izquierdo] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "The bid for Valencia Siqueira" [El Valencia puja por Siqueira] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Benfica wants to take Siqueira" [El Benfica quiere llevarse a Siqueira] (in Spanish). Marca. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Siqueira verbal agreement to continue until 2017" [Acuerdo verbal para que Siqueira siga hasta 2017] (in Spanish). Marca. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Transfer News: Guilherme Siqueira wants to leave Granada this summer". Sky Sports. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Siqueira: "Not by any change to Granada"" [Siqueira: "No cambio al Granada por cualquiera"] (in Spanish). Marca. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Everton boss Martinez makes a move for Granada's Siqueira as the Spaniard plans for life without Baines". Daily Mail. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Transfer news: Liverpool target Granada's Guilherme Siqueira". Sky Sports. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Stoke set sights on Granada defender". Talksport. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Transfer news: Granada deny any deal agreed for Guilherme Siqueira". Sky Sports. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Benfica take Siqueira on loan from Granada". FIFA. 3 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "Granada's Guilherme Siqueira joins Benfica on loan". 3 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "Benfica wins 2-0 National" [Benfica vence Nacional por 2-0] (in Portuguese). Jornal de Noticias. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "Agreement with Granada for the transfer of Siqueira". Atlético Madrid. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  26. ^ "Siqueira to increase competition at Atlético". 6 June 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  27. ^ "Siqueira: "Today is a memorable day, I'm a player of the League champion"". Atlético Madrid. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  28. ^ Fisher, Alex (11 June 2014). "I didn't hesitate in joining Atletico Madrid - Siqueira". Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  29. ^ "Siqueira: "I'm happy to have made my debut with Atlético"". Atlético Madrid. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  30. ^ "Spanish Super Copa: Real Madrid and Atletico draw 1-1 in first leg". Sky Sports News. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  31. ^ "Siqueira: "I am sure we can achieve great things"". Valencia CF. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  32. ^ "Siqueira ganha passaporte espanhol,e convocação para a 'Fúria' fica perto". 24 November 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  33. ^ "Guilherme Siqueira admits he would consider playing for Spain". Sky Sports. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  34. ^ Gardner, Paul (15 May 2014). "Brazen goalkeeper cheating helps Sevilla win Europa League". Soccer America. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 

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