Miguel Rosa

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Jesus and the second or paternal family name is Rosa.
Miguel Rosa
Personal information
Full name Miguel Alexandre Jesus Rosa
Date of birth (1989-01-13) 13 January 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Belenenses
Number 7
Youth career
1998–2008 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Benfica 0 (0)
2008–2009 Estoril (loan) 21 (3)
2009–2010 Carregado (loan) 29 (10)
2010–2012 Belenenses (loan) 57 (18)
2012–2013 Benfica B 41 (17)
2012 Benfica 0 (0)
2013– Belenenses 88 (16)
National team
2005 Portugal U17 5 (0)
2006 Portugal U18 3 (0)
2008 Portugal U19 5 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 January 2017.

Miguel Alexandre Jesus Rosa (born 13 January 1989) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for C.F. Os Belenenses as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Benfica[edit]

A product of hometown's S.L. Benfica's youth system, Lisbon-born Rosa joined the club at the age of nine. In a 2006–07 end-of-season friendly with AEK Athens FC, courtesy of manager Fernando Santos, he made his debut with the first team, replacing legendary Rui Costa; he eventually returned to the juniors, scoring 18 goals in his last year in the category.

In the following three seasons, Rosa would be loaned by Benfica, always to clubs in the second division. On 31 August 2008 he made his professional debut, playing 17 minutes for G.D. Estoril Praia in a 0–0 home draw against U.D. Oliveirense, and was voted the league's Young Player of the Month in December 2008.[1] He scored ten goals in the 2009–10 campaign for A.D. Carregado (13 overall) who were competing in that level for the first time ever, eventually being relegated back.

In 2010–11, with C.F. Os Belenenses, Rosa was often played as a second striker instead of his favoured attacking midfielder position. He finished with 11 goals in all competitions, and was named the Player of the Year.[2]

In the following summer, Rosa was called to Benfica's first team along with fellow youth graduates Nélson Oliveira, Rúben Pinto and David Simão.[3] However, it was soon after announced that the club and Belenenses had reached an agreement on extending the loan for the entire 2011–12 season:[4] he continued with his goalscoring form and ended his second stint as team top scorer, also being voted the division two's Breakthrough Player of the Year.[5]

After his stint at Belenenses, Rosa was linked with Vitória de Setúbal,[6] but he eventually returned to Benfica, being given the B-side's captain armband. On 27 October 2012 he was called by first-team coach Jorge Jesus for a Primeira Liga match against Gil Vicente FC, but did not leave the bench; he finished the second division campaign as the player with the most goals for his side, and for the second time in his career was voted Player of the Year.[7]

Belenenses[edit]

On 2 August 2013, Rosa signed for former club Belenenses on a five-year contract.[8] He played his first game in the Portuguese top flight on the 18th, replacing Fredy for the last 30 minutes of a 0–3 defeat against Rio Ave F.C. at the Estádio do Restelo.

On 13 March 2016, Rosa scored his team's second goal in a 3–0 home win over S.C. Braga. It was eventually voted best goal of the month.[9]

International career[edit]

An international for Portugal at youth level, Rosa was elected Best Player in the 2008 Torneio Internacional do Porto for the under-19 team.[10]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 14 April 2016[11]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Estoril 2008–09 21 3 2 0 2 1 - 25 4
Carregado 2009–10 29 10 2 2 2 1 - 33 13
Belenenses 2010–11 27 11 2 0 1 0 - 30 11
2011–12 30 7 4 3 5 4 - 39 14
Benfica B 2012–13 41 17 - - - 41 17
Belenenses 2013–14 23 5 1 0 3 0 - 27 5
2014–15 25 5 4 1 4 1 - 33 7
2015–16 25 6 0 0 3 0 5 0 28 5
Total 130 34 11 4 16 5 5 0 162 43
Career totals 221 64 15 6 20 7 5 0 256 77

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miguel Rosa (Estoril) conquista prémio Diadema/Juventude (Miguel Rosa (Estoril) wins Diadema/Juventude award); SJFP, December 2008 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Prémios oficiais: a lista dos vencedores (Official awards: the winners); LPFP, 1 July 2011 (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Benfica apresenta Miguel Rosa, David Simão, Nélson Oliveira e Rúben Pinto (Benfica presents Miguel Rosa, David Simão, Nélson Oliveira and Rúben Pinto); Zerozero, 21 June 2011 (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Rosa volta com Kanu e Almeida (Rosa returns with Kanu and Almeida); O Jogo, 4 July 2011 (in Portuguese)
  5. ^ "Vencedores dos prémios da Liga de Honra" [Award winners of Liga de Honra] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Miguel Rosa chega ao Sado por empréstimo do Benfica (Miguel Rosa arrives at Sado on loan from Benfica); A Bola, 19 July 2012 (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ "Matic foi o melhor jogador da época 2012/13" [Matic was the best player of the 2012/13 season] (in Portuguese). Record. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Miguel Rosa está de volta ao Belenenses" [Miguel Rosa is back to Belenenses] (in Portuguese). C.F. Os Belenenses. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Miguel Rosa marcou o melhor golo de Março" [Miguel Rosa scored the best goal of March] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 6 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  10. ^ Sub-19: Portugal campeão no Porto (Under-19: Portugal champion in Oporto); Record, 22 March 2008 (in Portuguese)
  11. ^ "Miguel Rosa". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  12. ^ Wagner é o Melhor Jogador do mês de Abril (Wagner is Best Player in April); SJFP, October 2011 (in Portuguese)
  13. ^ Miguel Rosa: “Aqui no Belenenses sou apenas mais um" (Miguel Rosa: “At Belenenses I'm just another guy"); SJFP, April 2012 (in Portuguese)
  14. ^ Miguel Rosa eleito o melhor dos dois primeiros meses (Miguel Rosa voted best in first two months); A Bola, 4 October 2012 (in Portuguese)
  15. ^ Miguel Rosa novamente eleito o melhor jogador de outubro/novembro (Miguel Rosa again voted the best player of October/November); A Bola, 7 December 2012 (in Portuguese)
  16. ^ Matic e Miguel Rosa distinguidos (Matic and Miguel Rosa distinguished); Record, 1 February 2013 (in Portuguese)
  17. ^ Miguel Rosa eleito jogador do mês de fevereiro (Miguel Rosa elected February player of the month); A Bola, 28 February 2013 (in Portuguese)
  18. ^ Lima e Miguel Rosa eleitos os melhores do mês de março (Lima and Miguel Rosa elected March top player); A Bola, 5 April 2013 (in Portuguese)
  19. ^ Benfica B: Miguel Rosa recebe prémio de melhor jogador do mês de abril (Benfica B: Miguel Rosa wins April player of the month award); A Bola, 4 May 2013 (in Portuguese)

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