Toy (footballer, born 1977)

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Toy
Personal information
Full name Vítor Manuel Andrade Gomes da Costa
Date of birth (1977-06-15) 15 June 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1991–1993 Algés
1993–1996 Vila Fria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Coruchense
1997–1998 Samora Correia
1998–1999 Sintrense 24 (8)
1999–2001 Benfica B 31 (10)
2000–2001 Benfica 4 (0)
2001–2003 Salgueiros 44 (5)
2003–2004 Felgueiras 32 (14)
2004–2005 Olhanense 42 (7)
2006 Al Hazm
2006–2007 Al-Qadisiyah
2007–2012 Olhanense 111 (16)
2012–2013 Doxa 25 (2)
2014–2015 1º Dezembro 23 (4)
2015–2016 Futebol Benfica
National team
2008 Cape Verde 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2015.

Vítor Manuel Andrade Gomes da Costa (born 15 June 1977), commonly known as Toy, is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Toy spent the bulk of his professional career in his adopted country, Portugal, first starting in amateur football. In 1999 he signed with Primeira Liga giants S.L. Benfica, but played mainly with its reserves during his two-year spell.

Toy represented mainly S.C. Olhanense, first arriving at the Algarve club in 2004 then returning in the 2007 summer after a spell in Saudi Arabia. In the 2008–09 season, in the second division, he contributed with six goals to help his team return to the top flight after a 34-year absence.

In the following three campaigns, Toy was relatively used by Olhanense, mainly as a substitute.

International career[edit]

Toy opted to represent Cape Verde internationally, receiving his first callup in May 2008 at nearly 31 years of age.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 20 March 2014[2][3]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sintrense 1998–99 Portuguese Second Division 24 8 0 0 0 0 24 8
Total 24 8 0 0 0 0 24 8
Benfica B 1999–2000 Portuguese Second Division 20 7 0 0 0 0 20 7
2000–01 Portuguese Second Division 7 3 0 0 0 0 7 3
Total 27 10 0 0 0 0 27 10
Benfica 1999–2000 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Primeira Liga 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Salgueiros 2001–02 Primeira Liga 33 5 6 2 0 0 39 7
2002–03 Segunda Liga 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Total 44 5 7 2 0 0 51 7
Felgueiras 2003–04 Segunda Liga 32 14 2 2 0 0 34 16
Total 32 14 2 2 0 0 34 16
Olhanense 2004–05 Segunda Liga 29 4 1 0 0 0 30 4
2005–06 Segunda Liga 13 3 1 0 0 0 14 3
2007–08 Segunda Liga 30 5 2 1 0 0 32 6
2008–09 Segunda Liga 28 6 7 1 0 0 35 7
2009–10 Primeira Liga 21 3 3 0 0 0 24 3
2010–11 Primeira Liga 16 1 7 1 0 0 23 2
2011–12 Primeira Liga 16 1 4 1 0 0 20 2
Total 153 23 25 4 0 0 178 27
Doxa 2012–13 Cypriot First Division 25 2 0 0 0 0 25 2
Total 25 2 0 0 0 0 25 2
Career total 309 62 34 8 0 0 343 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foreign contingent boost Cape Verde; FIFA.com, 21 May 2008
  2. ^ "Toy". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Toy". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Toy at TheFinalBall.com Edit this at Wikidata
  • Toy at ForaDeJogo Edit this at Wikidata
  • Toy at National-Football-Teams.com
  • ToyFIFA competition record