Miguel Simão

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Miguel Simão
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ângelo da Cruz Simão
Date of birth (1973-02-26) 26 February 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1984–1985 Porto
1985–1991 Boavista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Nacional 22 (1)
1992–1993 Feirense 26 (1)
1993–1995 Salgueiros 50 (7)
1995 Nacional 16 (0)
1996 Académica 8 (0)
1996–1997 Salgueiros 16 (0)
1997–1998 Aves 26 (3)
1998–2000 St Johnstone 43 (5)
2000 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 (0)
2001 Gil Vicente 15 (2)
2001–2002 Moreirense 16 (3)
2002–2003 Fafe 26 (1)
2003–2004 Lichtenberg 47 13 (0)
2004–2005 Grevenmacher
2005–2006 CeBra 01
2006–2007 FC Munsbach
2008–2009 Young Boys Diekirch
2011–2013 Moutfort-Medingen
Total 280 (23)
National team
1989 Portugal U17 6 (0)
1989 Portugal U18 1 (0)
1993–1995 Portugal U21 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Miguel Ângelo da Cruz Simão (born 26 February 1973) is a Portuguese retired professional footballer who played mainly as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Born in Porto, Simão unsuccessfully emerged through local Boavista FC's youth system, making his professional debuts in the second division with C.D. Nacional and joining another club in the category, C.D. Feirense, in the following season. He first competed in the top level with S.C. Salgueiros, playing in 22 games in 1993–94 as his team finished in 11th position (five goals scored).

Simão spent most of the following four years in division two, the exception being the 1996–97 campaign with Salgueiros. In the 1998 summer he joined Scottish side St Johnstone, making his debut on 29 August in a 0–4 loss against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium, which proved to be manager Paul Sturrock's final game in charge; he played in 26 Premier League matches in his first year, netting four times.

Three days shy of celebrating one year since playing his first game for the Saints, Simão scored two late goals as a substitute against Vaasan Palloseura for the UEFA Cup, in a playoff round 2–0 home win (3–1 on aggregate).[1] After a few months in J1 League with Sanfrecce Hiroshima, he returned to his country for a further two 1/2 seasons with three clubs, appearing with Gil Vicente F.C. in the top flight.

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