Osvaldo Lourenço Filho

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Osvaldo
Personal information
Full name Osvaldo Lourenço Filho
Date of birth (1987-04-11) 11 April 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Fortaleza, Brazil
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Fluminense
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Fortaleza 38 (11)
2007 River (loan)
2008–2012 Al-Ahli Dubai 21 (9)
2009–2010 Braga (loan) 4 (0)
2011 Ceará (loan) 36 (5)
2012–2014 São Paulo 82 (8)
2015 Al-Ahli Jeddah 10 (1)
2015– Fluminense 31 (1)
National team
2013 Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 April 2013

Osvaldo Lourenço Filho (born 11 April 1987), simply known as Osvaldo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Fluminense as a forward. He is known for his explosive pace, dribbling ability and speed.[1][2]

Career[edit]

On 24 January 2012, after a good year playing for Ceará, Osvaldo signed a contract with São Paulo FC, whom paid R$4.6 million to emirati side Al-Ahli Dubai for 50% of his rights.[3]

After a bad phase, who occurred for all second semester of 2013, Osvaldo almost was exchanged with Fluminense FC to Wágner without agreement of him. But, in beginning of 2014, Osvaldo has played as before, and, after being the star of team in some important games - as in the first game of 2014 Copa do Brasil, in the victory by 1-0 against CSA, with his goal, the club has refused some good proposes, as one of Kashima Antlers.[4]

On 18 January 2015 Osvaldo was signed by Al-Ahli Jeddah on a three-year contract.[5]

International career[edit]

On March 13, 2013, after a Lucas's contusion in a game for his club, Paris Saint-Germain, Luiz Felipe Scolari called up Osvaldo to substitute his former colleague of club for friendlies against Italy and Russia on March 21 and March 25, respectively.[6]

He made his début for Brazil on April 6, 2013, in the victory by 4–0 against Bolivia, as substitute for Neymar.[7]

Style of play[edit]

For his dribbles and versatility, Osvaldo has not a substitute in staff of São Paulo (at least, until Welliton's arriving, a player with seemed characteristics). Praised by Rogério Ceni, captain and most respected player in activity of club, and Ney Franco, former coach of team,

Career Statistics[edit]

As of 25 March 2015.[8]
Club Season League Cup Copa Libertadores Sudamericana State League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Braga
2009-10 5 0 1 0 - - - - - - 6 0
Ceará
2011 36 5 7 0 - - 2 0 14 3 59 8
São Paulo
2012 24 8 3 1 - - 8 1 12 1 47 11
2013 5 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 11 2 25 5
Total 71 13 11 1 9 3 10 1 37 6 137 24
Club Season Saudi Premier League Crown Prince Cup Saudi Champions Cup AFC Champions League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al Ahli SC 2014–15 6 0 2 0 1 2 4 1 13 3

Honours[edit]

Fortaleza
  • Ceará State League: 2007, 2008
Al-Ahli Dubai
  • UAE Football League: 2008–09
Ceará
  • Ceará State League: 2011
São Paulo
Al Ahli
Fluminense

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