Igor Rossi Branco
|Full name||Igor Rossi Branco|
|Date of birth||March 10, 1989|
|Place of birth||Campinas, Brazil|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Heart of Midlothian|
|2015–||Heart of Midlothian||33||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:43, 27 August 2016 (UTC).
Igor Rossi Branco or Igor Rossi for short (born 10 March 1989 in Campinas, São Paulo) is a Brazilian professional footballer, who plays for Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian, as a centre-back. In addition to playing centre-back, Rossi can also play at left-back. He has previously played for Internacional and Marítimo.
After included as an un-used substitute in the opening game of the season against Beira-Mar, Igor Rossi made his debut for the senior team in the Primeira Liga on 11 December 2011, in a 1–0 against Benfica. Rossi later made five appearance in the 2011–12 season.
In the 2012–13 season, Igor was included in the 25 man squad. Igor then scored his first goal in a game against Benfica. In his final season before being released, he played only four matches – two as a starter – and ten for the reserves in Segunda Liga.
Heart of Midlothian
He made his debut eight days later in the first round of the season's Scottish League Cup at home against Arbroath, replacing double goalscorer Osman Sow for the final 13 minutes of a 4–2 victory. On 2 August he played the full 90 minutes of his first league game, a 4–3 win against St Johnstone.
|Club||Season||League||League Cup||National Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Heart of Midlothian||2015–16||29||2||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||35||2|
- "Igor Rossi Branco: I'm perfect fit for Hearts". Edinburgh Evening News. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Pedro Martins anuncia regressos e saídas" (in Portuguese). Pedro Martins anuncia regressos e saídas. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Pedro Martins convoca todos os disponíveis" (in Portuguese). Record. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Pedro Martins convoca todo o plantel" (in Portuguese). Record. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Apresentação com 25 e sem surpresas" (in Portuguese). Record. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "1–2: El Benfica da un nuevo paso hacia el título al vencer al Marítimo de Funchal" (in Portuguese). Mundo Deportivo. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Hearts: Igor Rossi Branco signs after Maritimo exit". BBC Sport. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- "Ebinho e Micolta dispensados" (in Portuguese). A Bola. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- Wilson, Richard (30 July 2015). "Hearts 4–2 Arbroath". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- Lindsay, Clive (2 August 2015). "Hearts 4–3 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- Righetto, Guilherme (31 July 2015). "Branco sonhar em parar Firmino e Coutinho em amistoso contra o Liverpool" [Branco dreams of stopping Firmino and Coutinho in friendly against Liverpool] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- "Branco 'will bring aggressive defending to Hearts'".
- Igor Rossi Branco profile at Soccerway