Luís Lourenço

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Luís Lourenço
Personal information
Full name Luís Carlos Lourenço da Silva
Date of birth (1983-06-05) 5 June 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
1992–2000 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Sporting B 52 (22)
2001 Bristol City (loan) 3 (1)
2002 Oldham Athletic (loan) 7 (1)
2003–2006 Sporting CP 17 (4)
2004–2005 Belenenses (loan) 26 (4)
2005–2006 União Leiria (loan) 24 (6)
2006–2007 Vitória Setúbal 8 (0)
2007 Panionios (loan) 14 (5)
2007–2009 Panionios 11 (2)
2009–2010 Kerkyra 28 (5)
2010 Moreirense 1 (0)
2011 Alzira 3 (0)
2012–2013 Farense 7 (1)
2013 Corona Brașov 1 (0)
2016 Pinhalnovense 9 (0)
2017– Atlético 6 (0)
National team
2001–2003 Portugal U20 17 (9)
2003–2005 Portugal U21 21 (5)
2011 Angola 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.

Luís Carlos Lourenço da Silva (born 5 June 1983 in Luanda, Angola), known as Lourenço, is a footballer who plays for Atlético Clube de Portugal as a forward.

Club career[edit]

A Sporting Clube de Portugal youth graduate, Lourenço made his professional debuts in England, serving two brief loan spells, first at Bristol City[1] then Oldham Athletic,[2] both in the Football League One. Additionally, he played and scored regularly for Sporting's reserves.

Lourenço made three appearances and scored once for Sporting in the 2003–04 UEFA Cup, making his Primeira Liga debut on 16 August 2003 in a 2–1 away win against Académica de Coimbra and scoring in the game (he found the net in the season's first three official matches). However, he gradually lost his importance in the squad, and spent the next years on loan to several clubs in the country.

Lourenço was released by Sporting in the 2006 summer, signing for Vitória de Setúbal. In the following January transfer window he moved countries again, joining Greek side Panionios FC, initially on loan. After he signed permanently for two years he hardly received any playing time, being released on 1 July 2009.[3]

After a short and unassuming spell back in Portugal, Lourenço moved abroad again, signing in January 2011 with UD Alzira in the Spanish third division. He reunited at the club with former Sporting teammate Beto,[4] and both were released in June after the team's relegation, having appeared in a total of three games combined.

International career[edit]

Lourenço was picked for the Portuguese under-21 squads at two UEFA European Championships, 2004 and 2006. Additionally, he represented the nation at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[5]

Lourenço eventually switched allegiance to Angola, gaining his first and only cap on 10 August 2011 by coming on as an 85th minute substitute for Manucho in a 0–0 friendly in Liberia.


  1. ^ Bury 0–1 Bristol City; BBC Sport, 7 April 2001
  2. ^ Oldham sign Lisbon striker; BBC Sport, 24 July 2002
  3. ^ Αποδεσμεύσεις – Λύσεις Συμβολαίων [Cancellations – Contract terminations] (in Greek). Panionios F.C. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ettien, Escudero, Beto, Lourenço y Tuiquinho [sic] ya están en la UD Alzira" [Ettien, Escudero, Beto, Lourenço and Tiquinho are already in UD Alzira]. Las Provincias (in Spanish). 28 January 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Luís LourençoFIFA competition record

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