Renan Bardini Bressan

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Bardini and the second or paternal family name is Bressan.
Renan Bressan
Renan Bressan 2012.jpg
Bressan with BATE Borisov in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Renan Bardini Bressan
Date of birth (1988-11-03) 3 November 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Tubarão, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
Atlético Tubarão
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Atlético Tubarão
2007–2009 Gomel 77 (7)
2010–2012 BATE Borisov 91 (39)
2013 Alania Vladikavkaz 18 (0)
2014 Aktobe 0 (0)
2014 Astana 6 (1)
2014–2016 Rio Ave 45 (8)
2016–2017 APOEL 7 (1)
2017– Chaves 8 (2)
National team
2012 Belarus Olympic 4 (1)
2012– Belarus 23 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2016

Renan Bardini Bressan (Belarusian: Рэнан Бардзіні Брэссан; born 3 November 1988) is a Brazilian-born naturalized Belarusian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Chaves.[1]

Club career[edit]

FC Gomel[edit]

Born in Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Bressan began his career at hometown club Clube Atlético Tubarão. In April 2007 he moved abroad for the first time, joining Belarusians FC Gomel.

BATE Borisov[edit]

On 28 January 2010, he signed with BATE Borisov.[2] Bressan scored 15 goals during his first season with BATE, becoming the top scorer in the Belarusian Premier League for the 2010 season.[3] He was also selected as the best midfielder in the league for the year.[4]

On 2 October 2012, Bressan scored BATE's third goal in their 3–1 shock defeat of Bayern Munich in the second game of the Champions League group stage.[5]

Alania Vladikavkaz[edit]

In late November 2012, Russian Premier League club Alania Vladikavkaz acquired the services of Bressan.[6] In October 2013, Bressan unilaterally terminated the contract because of gross violations of financial terms of the agreement by the club.[7]

FC Astana[edit]

On 15 January 2014, Bressan signed a two-year contract with FK Aktobe,[8] but less than a month later his contract was mutually terminated on 7 February. Bressan went on to sign a two-year contract with FC Astana on the 10th,[9] but was released from his contract on 12 July after only 7 games for the club.

Rio Ave[edit]

On 2 August 2014, Bressan signed a two-year contract with Portuguese Primeira Liga club Rio Ave.[10]


On 24 June 2016, Bressan signed a two-year contract with reigning Cypriot champions APOEL FC.[11][12] He made his competitive debut on 19 July 2016, coming on as a 58th-minute substitute in APOEL's 3–0 home win against The New Saints for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.[13] He scored his first goal for APOEL on 6 November 2016, netting the fourth goal in his team's 4–1 home victory against Karmiotissa for the Cypriot First Division.[14] On 9 January 2017, his contract with APOEL was mutually terminated.

International career[edit]

He also has Belarusian citizenship[15] and is eligible to play in official competitions for the national team since April 2012.[16] He made his debut for Belarus national football team on 29 February 2012 in a friendly match against Moldova. During the football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics he was one of three overage players selected by the Belarusian federation and scored the only goal for Belarus U-23 in a 1–3 loss against the country he was born in – Brazil.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 August 2012 Republican Stadium, Yerevan  Armenia 1–0 1–2 Friendly
2. 2–0
3. 16 October 2012 Dynama Stadium, Minsk  Georgia 1–0 2–0 2014 World Cup qualifier



BATE Borisov




  1. ^ Bressan named Belarusian player of the year
  2. ^ Об игроке: Брессан Ренан
  3. ^ Полузащитник «Гомеля» Ренан Брессан подписал контракт с борисовским БАТЭ
  4. ^ Ренан Брессан — лучший легионер белорусского чемпионата
  5. ^ "BATE stun Bayern in Minsk". Sky Sports. 2 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Alania sign BATE's Bressan". 26 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Ренан Брессан разорвал отношения с "Аланией" (in Russian). 17 October 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Хроника переезда одного белоруса из России в Казахстан (in Russian). Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Renan Bressan signs contract with Astana". 10 February 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bressan Assina por Dois Anos". (in Portuguese). Rio Ave F.C. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Κατ' αρχήν συμφωνία με Renan Bressan" [Agreement with Renan Bressan] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Σύναψη συμφωνίας με Renan Bressan" [Concluded agreement with Renan Bressan] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "APOEL 3–0 TNS". 19 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  14. ^ ΑΠΟΕΛ 4-1 Καρμιώτισσα Πολεμιδιών [APOEL 4-1 Karmiotissa Polemidion] (in Greek). 6 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  15. ^ Бразилец Брессан получил белорусское гражданство
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