Lassana Camará

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Saná
Personal information
Full name Lassana Camará
Date of birth (1991-12-29) 29 December 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Académico Viseu
Number 55
Youth career
2006–2010 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Benfica 0 (0)
2010–2011 Servette (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 Valladolid 2 (0)
2012–2013 Académica 0 (0)
2014 Botafogo-BA
2014–2015 Braga B 21 (0)
2016– Académico Viseu 8 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Portugal U17 3 (0)
2008–2010 Portugal U19 32 (2)
2011 Portugal U20 13 (0)
2011 Portugal U21 3 (1)
2014– Guinea-Bissau 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 January 2017

Lassana Camará (born 29 December 1991), commonly known as Saná, is a Bissau-Guinean footballer who plays for Académico de Viseu FC as a central midfielder. He also holds Portuguese citizenship.

Club career[edit]

Born in Bissau, Guinea Bissau, Camará spent four years in S.L. Benfica's youth system, scoring two goals in 33 games in his last year as a junior. He started his professional career at Servette FC in Switzerland: having arrived injured from the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, he only returned to competition in January 2011, and played just 257 minutes in the second division campaign as the João Alves-led team – a former Benfica player and also his manager in the juniors – attained Super League promotion.

On 9 July 2011, Camará signed a three-year contract with Real Valladolid in Spain.[1] At the end of his first and only season the team promoted to La Liga after a two-year absence, but he only totalled 33 minutes of action and was released.

On 30 August 2014, after nearly two years without a club and a brief spell in Brazil, Camará signed with S.C. Braga, being assigned to the reserves in the second level.[2]

International career[edit]

Saná gained 51 caps for Portugal at youth level, including 13 for the under-20s which he helped reach the final at the 2011 FIFA World Cup,[3] appearing in three games.

In 2014 Saná switched allegiance to Guinea Bissau, making his debut on 2 August by playing 59 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against Botswana for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sana: "Voy a demostrar por qué el Real Valladolid ha confiado en mí" (Sana: "I will show why Real Valladolid trusted in me"); El Norte de Castilla, 10 July 2011 (Spanish)
  2. ^ "Saná no SC Braga" [Saná to SC Braga] (in Portuguese). International Foot. August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Oscar treble wins thrilling final for Brazil". FIFA.com. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Guinea Bissau 1–1 Botswana". African Soccer Weebly. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 

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