João Afonso (footballer, born 1982)

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João Afonso
Personal information
Full name João Miguel Duarte Afonso
Date of birth (1982-02-11) 11 February 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sintrense
Number 13
Youth career
1994–1996 Sporting CP
1996–2001 Odivelas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Odivelas
2002–2004 Estrela Vendas Novas 35 (0)
2004–2005 Barreirense 7 (1)
2005–2008 Torreense 100 (4)
2009 Olivais Moscavide 15 (0)
2009–2012 Mafra 86 (5)
2012–2016 Belenenses 57 (2)
2016 Mafra 18 (0)
2016– Sintrense 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 April 2017.

João Miguel Duarte Afonso (born 11 February 1982) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for S.U. Sintrense as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Afonso played lower league football until the age of 30, representing mainly S.C.U. Torreense and C.D. Mafra. In 2012, he signed a one-year contract for C.F. Belenenses in the Segunda Liga,[1] making his professional debut on 14 October in a 1–0 home win against Portimonense S.C.[2] and contributing with 16 games and two goals[3][4] during the season as the club returned to the Primeira Liga after three years.[5]

Afonso's first appearance in the Portuguese top flight took place on 18 August 2013 (at the age of 31 years and six months[6]), as he featured the full 90 minutes in a 0–3 home loss against Rio Ave FC.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central João Afonso assina uma época" [Stopper João Afonso signs one season]. Record. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Belenenses-Portimonense, 1–0: Fernando Ferreira recoloca azuis na liderança isolada" [Belenenses-Portimonense, 1–0: Fernando Ferreira puts blues back in first place]. Record. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Belenenses-Atlético, 2–1: Diawara selou triunfo" [Belenenses-Atlético, 2–1: Diawara sealed win]. Record. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Belenenses-Arouca, 1–2: Visitantes a 1 ponto da subida" [Belenenses-Arouca, 1–2: Visitors 1 point short of promotion]. Record. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Belenenses um clube de Lisboa" [Belenenses a Lisbon club]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 May 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Entrevista a João Afonso" [Interviewing João Afonso] (in Portuguese). C.F. Os Belenenses. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rio Ave inicia campeonato com triunfo no Restelo" [Rio Ave start championship with win at the Restelo] (in Portuguese). TSF. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 

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