Tijane Reis

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Personal information
Full name Tijane Freitas Reis
Date of birth (1991-06-28) 28 June 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
FC Canchungo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Mirandela 22 (4)
2011–2013 Chaves 32 (2)
2013–2014 Swindon Town 6 (0)
2015– Estoril 3 (0)
National team
2012 Portugal U21 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 23 February 2015 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:25, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Tijane Freitas Reis (born 28 June 1991), simply known as Tijane, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for G.D. Estoril Praia as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Tijane was born in Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau, but was raised in Conakry, due to war on his native country. He then had a brief period in S.L. Benfica's youth system,[1] and later made his professional debuts with S.C. Mirandela. He also had a trial at Chelsea F.C., but nothing came of it.[2] After a full season, he signed with G.D. Chaves.

Tijane made his Segunda Divisão debut on 6 November 2011, in a 3–1 home victory against Merelinense F.C..[3] He scored his first goal on 29 April 2012, in a 3–4 home defeat against F.C. Vizela.[4] In his second season, he contributed with 11 appearances and one goal, as Chaves was crowned champions. In August, he was linked to a host of clubs, the likes of Benfica, Stoke City F.C. and West Ham United F.C..[5]

On 2 July 2013, Tijane signed a two-year deal with Swindon Town F.C..[6] On 3 August, he made his professional debut, in a 0–1 away defeat against Peterborough United F.C..[7] On 10th September 2014, Mark Cooper announced Tijane had moved on from the club.

On 2 January 2015 Tijane signed a 2 12-year deal with G.D. Estoril Praia, returning to Portugal.[8] He made his Primeira Liga debut on 22 February, coming on as a late substitute in a 1–2 home loss against Académica de Coimbra.[9]

International career[edit]

After impressing with Segunda Liga side Chaves, Tijane made his international debut with Portugal U21 on 6 June 2012, in a 3–1 win against Albania.[10]


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