Odaïr Fortes

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Odaïr Fortes
Odaïr Fortes (Reims).JPG
Personal information
Full name Odaïr Júnior Lopes Fortes
Date of birth (1987-03-31) March 31, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Praia, Cape Verde
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker[1]
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 UJA Alfortville
2008– Reims 241 (24)
National team
2010– Cape Verde 23 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 February 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 April 2015

Odaïr Júnior Lopes Fortes (born March 31, 1987 in Praia) is a Cape Verdean professional football player. Currently, he plays in the French Ligue 1 for Stade Reims.

He was born in Praia to four brothers and sisters, he immigrated to the neighbourhood of Moulin-Vert in Vitry-sur-Seine in the Paris area in 2004. His first French club was UJA Alfortville where he spent three seasons first in the Paris-Île-de-France Division d'Honneur in 2007 and then CFA2 in 2008 he moved to his current club Stade Reims, in his first season, he played 23 matches in Ligue 2 and the club was relegated to the National level. In the 2009-10 season, he scored two goals in the first seven matches and Stade Reims finished 2nd and returned to Ligue 2 in the following season,[2] the club finished second in the 2011-12 season and participated into Ligue 1. He is nicknamed the TGV.

International career[edit]

International goals[edit]

Score and Result list Cape Verde's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 March 2011 Estádio da Várzea, Praia, Cape Verde  Liberia
2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification [1]
2. 9 June 2012 Estádio da Várzea, Praia, Cape Verde  Tunisia
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [2]
3. 6 September 2014 Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey, Niger  Niger
2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification [3]
4. 31 March 2015 Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, Estoril, Portugal  Portugal
Friendly [4]
5. 13 June 2015 Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde, Praia, Cape Verde  São Tomé and Príncipe
2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


  1. ^ Reims squad (French) Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ Fortes relève enfin la tête le 10/09/09

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