Rolando (footballer)

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Rolando
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Rolando playing for Anderlecht
Personal information
Full name Rolando Jorge Pires da Fonseca
Date of birth (1985-08-31) 31 August 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth São Vicente, Cape Verde
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1999–2003 Campomaiorense
2003–2004 Belenenses
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Belenenses 97 (7)
2008–2015 Porto 112 (7)
2013Napoli (loan) 7 (0)
2013–2014Internazionale (loan) 29 (4)
2015Anderlecht (loan) 4 (0)
2015–2019 Marseille 90 (6)
National team
2006–2007 Portugal U21 7 (0)
2009– Portugal 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 March 2019

Rolando Jorge Pires da Fonseca (born 31 August 1985), known simply as Rolando, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Belenenses[edit]

Rolando was born in São Vicente, Cape Verde. After beginning his career in the youth ranks of lowly S.C. Campomaiorense, he finished his development with Lisbon's C.F. Os Belenenses, which he joined at the age of 18. In his Primeira Liga debut, on 28 August 2004, he played 90 minutes and scored a goal in a 3–0 home win against C.S. Marítimo.[1]

Rolando went on to become an essential defensive figure onwards, appearing in all 30 games in the 2007–08 season as the club finished in eighth place.

Porto[edit]

On 15 April 2008, FC Porto confirmed that Rolando had agreed to part ways with Belenenses and join them on a four-year contract.[2][3] In his first season he quickly beat competition from veteran Pedro Emanuel, partnering Bruno Alves in the centre[4] and netting three times[5][6][7] in 28 matches as the northerners won the league and the domestic cup; in the summer of 2009, the club acquired an additional 10% of his economic rights and the player also extended his link until 30 June 2014.[8]

In 2010–11, Rolando rarely missed a game for Porto who won another national championship. On 17 February 2011 he opened the score at Sevilla FC through a header, in an eventual 2–1 win for the campaign's UEFA Europa League,[9] which ended in conquest.[10]

Rolando started 2011–12 in scoring fashion, netting both Porto goals in the season's Portuguese Supercup, a 2–1 win against Vitória de Guimarães in Aveiro.[11] On 30 January 2013, completely ostracized by manager Vítor Pereira as practically all Portuguese players, he was transferred to S.S.C. Napoli in the Serie A, being loaned until June.[12]

On 10 August 2013, Internazionale confirmed the signing of Rolando in a season-long loan, for €600,000.[13][14] He scored his first goal for the club on 27 October, contributing to a 4–2 home win over Hellas Verona FC.[15]

In February 2015, after spending the first half of the new campaign ousted from the squad due to a run-in with the board of directors after he refused to join the team's pre-season,[16][17] Rolando was loaned to R.S.C. Anderlecht until June.[18]

Marseille[edit]

On 1 September 2015, Rolando was signed by Olympique de Marseille.[19] His playtime was initially cut short, as the replacement to head coach Marcelo Bielsa, Míchel, saw little use in him, and was eventually transfer listed by Franck Passi after his first season in France.[20]

However, Rolando returned to the squad under the newly appointed Rudi Garcia,[21] becoming an integral part of the team's defense[22] and notably contributing to a 0–0 away draw to title holders Paris Saint-Germain.[23] On 3 May 2018, brought from the bench for Morgan Sanson in extra time, he scored in the dying minutes of the Europa League semi-finals away to FC Red Bull Salzburg for a 1–2 away loss and 3–2 aggregate win.[24]

International career[edit]

Although born in Cape Verde, Rolando moved to Portugal at age of 14 and became a naturalized citizen in 2006. He immediately started playing for the nation's under-21s, for whom he appeared at the 2006[25] and 2007 UEFA European Championships.[26]

On 11 February 2009, Rolando was first called up to the full side, playing 90 minutes in a friendly match with Finland in Faro (1–0 win).[27] He was selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but did not leave the bench.

Rolando was named in a preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 World Cup,[28] but did not make the final cut.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 May 2019[30][31]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Belenenses 2004–05 Primeira Liga 16 2 0 0 16 2
2005–06 25 3 0 0 25 3
2006–07 26 0 0 0 26 0
2007–08 30 2 0 0 2 0 32 2
Total 97 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 99 7
Porto 2008–09 Primeira Liga 28 3 4 0 10 1 0 0 42 4
2009–10 28 3 7 2 7 1 1 0 43 6
2010–11 29 0 6 1 15 2 1 0 51 3
2011–12 26 1 2 0 8 0 1 2 37 3
2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 112 7 19 3 40 4 3 2 174 16
Napoli (loan) 2012–13 Serie A 7 0 0 0 2 0 9 0
Internazionale (loan) 2013–14 29 4 0 0 29 4
Anderlecht (loan) 2014–15 First Division A 4 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 10 0
Marseille 2015–16 Ligue 1 19 1 5 0 5 0 29 1
2016–17 30 4 5 0 35 4
2017–18 31 1 3 0 12 1 46 2
2018–19 10 0 2 0 1 0 13 0
Total 90 6 15 0 18 1 0 0 123 7
Career total 339 24 36 3 64 5 5 2 444 34

International[edit]

As of 26 March 2018[32]
Portugal
Year Apps Goals
2009 6 0
2010 2 0
2011 4 0
2012 6 0
2014 1 0
2018 2 0
Total 21 0

Honours[edit]

Porto

Anderlecht

Marseille

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portugal/Futebol: Superliga – Sporting começa com vitória" [Portugal/Football: Superleague – Sporting start with win] (in Portuguese). Angola Press News Agency. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Porto sign Belenenses defender". FIFA. 15 April 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Porto lure Rolando away from Lisbon". UEFA. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Jesualdo em Alvalade sem os 11 titulares" [Jesualdo in Alvalade without the 11 starters] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Campeão explica por que é o melhor" [Champions explain why they are the best]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 5 April 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Benquerença ajuda dragões a golear" [Benquerença helps in dragon routing]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 20 April 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Passeio na ilha anuncia o tetra" [Island sight-seeing announces the tetra]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 4 May 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Relatório e contas 2009/2010" [Report and finance 2009/2010] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Portuguese Securities Market Commission. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Guarín gives Porto narrow win in Seville". UEFA. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Falcao doet Porto zegevieren in Europa League" [Falcao makes Porto prevail in Europa League] (in Dutch). Sporza. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Rolando double fires Porto to Super Cup triumph". PortuGOAL. 7 August 2011. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ "Ufficiale: Rolando e Radosevic al Napoli. Ceduti Uvini al Siena e Fernandez al Getafe" [Official: Rolando and Radosevic to Napoli. Loaned Uvini to Siena and Fernandez to Getafe] (in Italian). S.S.C. Napoli. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Rolando bolsters Nerazzurri rearguard". Inter Milan. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  14. ^ F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  15. ^ "Inter 4–2 Verona. The goals came from Palacio, Cambiasso, Rolando and an own goal by Moras". La Gazzetta dello Sport. 27 October 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  16. ^ "Lei Webster não garante saída a Rolando" [Webster Act does not guarantee Rolando departure] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  17. ^ "FC Porto dificulta saída de Rolando" [FC Porto make it hard for Rolando to leave]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 3 December 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  18. ^ "Rolando Jorge Pires Fonseca to RSCA!". R.S.C. Anderlecht. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  19. ^ "Rolando: "L'OM, mon cadeau d'anniversaire"" [Rolando: "L’OM, my birthday present"] (in French). Olympique Marseille. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Marseille transfer list Romain Alessandrini & Rolando". Get French Football News. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  21. ^ "Marseille appoint Rudi Garcia as new coach on three-year contract". ESPN FC. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  22. ^ "Rolando taking advantage of second chance at Marseille". Sports Illustrated. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  23. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain held to goalless draw by Marseille in Le Classique". Eurosport. 23 October 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  24. ^ "FC Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 Marseille". BBC Sport. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  25. ^ "Portugal perde por 1–0 com França na estreia" [Portugal lose 1–0 to France in debut] (in Portuguese). TSF. 23 May 2006. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  26. ^ "Portugal-Itália, 0–0 (3–4 gp)" [Portugal-Italy, 0–0 (3–4 pk)]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 June 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  27. ^ "Portugal vence Finlândia 1–0 em jogo particular" [Portugal beat Finland 1–0 in friendly game]. Açoriano Oriental (in Portuguese). 11 February 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  28. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad – 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced?". Goal. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  29. ^ "Nearly half Portugal's Euro squad to miss World Cup". Special Broadcasting Service. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  30. ^ Rolando at ForaDeJogo Edit this at Wikidata
  31. ^ Rolando at Soccerway
  32. ^ "Rolando". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  33. ^ Hafez, Shamoon (16 May 2018). "Marseille 0–0 Atlético Madrid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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