João Mawete

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
João Mawete
Personal information
Full name João Batista Mawete
Date of birth (1981-01-25) 25 January 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1990−1993 La Storta
1993−1994 Recreativo Massamá
1994−2000 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Benfica B 51 (12)
1999–2001 Benfica 7 (2)
2002 S.C. Braga (loan) 7 (0)
2005–2006 Olivais e Moscavide 6 (0)
2006–2007 Walsall 0 (0)
2007–2008 Verbroedering Geel 9 (0)
2008–2009 Chalkanoras Idaliou 18 (1)
2009–2010 Hamrun Spartans 13 (4)
2010 Cabinda 0 (0)
2010–2011 Dingli Swallows 0 (0)
Total 111 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

João Batista Mawete (born 4 May 1983) is an Angolan retired footballer who played as a striker.

Mawete began his professional football career with Portuguese Liga side Benfica, and spent several seasons with the club's reserve team, making only seven league appearances for the first team.

Career[edit]

Born in Luanda, Mawete is the son of Mawete João Baptista, an ambassador for Angola.[1] When his father was the Angolan ambassador in Rome, he joined him there and started playing football at La Storta, alongside his brother, Ludi.[2] Despite compelling performances in youth tournaments, in 1993, Mawete moved to Lisbon to continue his education.[1] He joined Recreativo Massamá, where he caught the attention of Benfica, who signed him in the following year.[3] At Benfica he won the under–17 and under–19 championships, breaking a 11-year drought in the latter.[1][4]

Mawete joined the first team in August 1999, and made his professional debut on 12 September, against Santa Clara.[5][6] He added three more appearances for the first team in 1999–2000, before returning to the reserve team in December.[1] In October 2000, the 19-year old extended his contract with Benfica until 2005,[7] but only returned to the first team a year later, on October 2001.[1] On the 13th, Mawete scored his first goal for the main team, in a 1–1 draw against União de Leiria.[8] A week later, he opened the score in a 2–0 win against Gil Vicente.[9][10] He played 8 games in half-season for Benfica, before being loaned out to Braga in January 2002, in a deal involving Tiago Mendes and Armando Sá.[1][11]

In his spell in Braga, he made just seven appearances, without scoring and in July 2002, he suffered a debilitating injury that would stall his career.[2] He rupture his tendons, almost one after another and was out for 18 months, as he described: "My injuries to the tendons changed my life as footballer for ever. I ruptured them both, one after the other, something that sideline me for one and half years. With such a serious injury like this one, clubs became afraid of hiring me, with the fear that some tendon would rupture again, so I sit forgotten in Benfica B".[1] In June 2004, he went on trial to Wycombe Wanderers but did not stay.[12] In April 2005, he terminated his contract with Benfica and joined Olivais e Moscavide, where he won the 2005–06 Segunda Divisão.[13][1] In the following years, Mawete passed through three other clubs, only regaining some notability at Hamrun Spartans in Malta with 4 four goals in thirteen appearances.[1] He returned to Angola in 2010 for personal reasons and ended his career in the next season at age 30.[1] After football, he started managing hotel, pig farming and fish farming businesses.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Um grito que não se esquece: «Ó Toni, mete o Mawete!»" [A scream that you can't forget: «Toni, get Mawete in»]. MaisFutebol (in Portuguese). 10 December 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Mawete Júnior, o menino de Luanda que voltou a sorrir" [Mawete Júnior, the Luanda boy who smiled again]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 November 2003. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mawete Júnior despontou nos iniciados do Massamá" [Mawete Júnior started in the under-13 of Massamá]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 October 2001. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Chalana prevê bom futuro para os juniores do Benfica" [Chalana predicts good future for Benfica youngsters]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 June 2000. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Enke em Pleno" [Enke fully fit]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 August 1999. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Heynckes: «Jogadores precisam descansar pois a época é muito longa»" [Heynckes: «Players need to rest because the season is very long»]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 September 1999. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Mawete renova por cinco anos" [Mawete renews for five years]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 October 2000. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Mawete Júnior: «Foi muito bom ter marcado»" [Mawete Júnior: «It was good to have scored»]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 October 2001. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Benfica-Gil Vicente, 2-0 (Mawete Júnior 50, Fernando Meira 81)". Record (in Portuguese). 20 October 2001. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Toni: «Estamos atentos à evolução de jogadores como Mawete»" [Toni: «I have our eyes in the evolution of players like Mawete»]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 October 2001. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Mawete Júnior: «Evoluir para regressar à Luz»" [Mawete Júnior: «Progress to return»]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 January 2002. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Wycombe avalia Mawete Júnior" [Wycombe accesses Mawete Júnior]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 June 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Reforços na equipa B" [Signings for the B-team]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 April 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Mawete: hotelaria, agropecuária e piscicultura em Angola" [Mawete: hotels, pigs and fish farming in Angola]. MaisFutebol (in Portuguese). 10 December 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 

External links[edit]