Itaparica (footballer)

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Itaparica
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Personal information
Full name Manoel dos Santos Filho
Date of birth (1980-07-08) 8 July 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Itaparica, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Tai Po
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Brasília
2000 XV de Caraguatatuba
2001 Fraiburgo
2002 Tupã
2002–2003 Cruzeiro
2004 Portuguesa Santista
2004 Anapolina
2005 Portuguesa Santista
2005 São Bento
2005 Avaí
2006 Anapolina
2006–2007 Paysandu
2007 Brusque (loan)
2007–2008 South China 15 (3)
2008–2012 TSW Pegasus (loan) 69 (43)
2012–2013 South China 17 (11)
2013–2014 Eastern Salon 16 (4)
2014–2015 South China 19 (9)
2016 Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 27 (7)
2016– Tai Po 7 (1)
National team
2015– Hong Kong 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2016

Manoel dos Santos Filho (Chinese: 伊達; born 8 July 1980), commonly known as Itaparica, is a Hong Kong football player who currently plays for Hong Kong Premier League club Wofoo Tai Po. He plays as an attacking midfielder and forward.

Club career[edit]

South China[edit]

Itaparica played in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for several clubs including Cruzeiro, Avai and Portuguesa. He joined South China[1] and made his debut for the team on the away league game against Lanwa Redbull on 15 September 2007, where the team won by 3–1. He scored his first goal for the team in the league match against Workable on 26 September 2007, where the team won by 6–1.

TSW Pegasus[edit]

Since the 2009–10 season, Itaparica has been top scorer in Hong Kong three years in a row (currently leading the table). It was an outstanding achievement considering he played most of the time as an attacking midfielder for TSW Pegasus. He is able to score in all competitions he played with an amazing scoring percentage nearly 60%. With such superb and consistence performance he was named 'Hong Kong Best Eleven' in last 3 seasons. This article was not written by his agent.

South China[edit]

In the 2012–13 season, Itaparica rejoined South China.[2]

Eastern[edit]

On 11 June 2013, Eastern Salon announced their 22-men squad for the following season. Itaparica joined them after South China opted not to extend his contract.[3]

South China[edit]

Itaparica rejoins South China for the third time in summer 2014.

Tai Po[edit]

After a season with China League One club Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard, Itaparica decided to return to Hong Kong. He signed with HKPL side Tai Po on 30 December 2016.[4] On 18 March, Itaparica collided with a Southern player during a Premier League match. He sprained his right knee and was subsequently ruled out for the remainder of the season.[5]


International career[edit]

Itaparica was born and raised in Brazil. In September 2014, Itaparica applied for the HKSAR passport and granted one on 4 November 2015. As a result, he became eligible to play for the Hong Kong national team. On 31 December 2015, he earned his first cap for the national team during the 38th Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup, an unofficial tournament.

On 3 January 2016, Itaparica scored his first goal for the national team. He made his formal debut for Hong Kong in a FIFA World Cup qualifying 2-0 loss against Qatar in March of that year.[6]

Career statistics in Hong Kong[edit]

As of 19 December 2016

Club Season League Season Play-off Senior Shield League Cup FA Cup Sapling Cup AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South China 2007–08 13 (2) 3 N/A N/A 1 (1) 0 4 (2) 1 2 (0) 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A 20 (5) 5
TSW Pegasus 2008–09 19 (0) 8 N/A N/A 4 (0) 4 4 (0) 1 4 (0) 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A 31 (0) 16
2009–10 17 (1) 13 N/A N/A 2 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 2 (0) 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A 21 (1) 18
2010–11 16 (2) 11 N/A N/A 1 (0) 0 3 (0) 2 2 (0) 4 N/A N/A 6 2 28 (2) 19
2011–12 14 (0) 11 N/A N/A 6 (0) 4 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 21 (0) 15
South China 2012–13 17 (0) 11 N/A N/A 3 (1) 1 N/A N/A 2 (1) 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A 22 (2) 13
Eastern Salon 2013–14 13 (3) 4 N/A N/A 3 (0) 0 N/A N/A 1 (2) 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 17 (5) 4
South China 2014–15 12 (1) 4 2 (0) 0 0 (1) 0 2 (1) 1 2 (0) 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 18 (3) 5
2015–16 4 (2) 3 N/A N/A 0 (0) 0 2 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 N/A N/A 7 (2) 4
Wofoo Tai Po 2016–17 0 (0) 0 N/A N/A 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 N/A N/A 0 (0) 0
All 136 68 2 0 23 10 19 6 18 13 1 0 6 2 205 99

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Wisdom Fofo Agbo
Pegasus captain
August 2011 – July 2012
Succeeded by
Ng Wai Chiu
Preceded by
Chan Wai Ho
Hong Kong League XI captain
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent