Zé Kalanga

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Zé Kalanga
Personal information
Full name Paulo Baptista Nsimba
Date of birth (1983-08-12) August 12, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Bravos do Maquis
Number 7
Youth career
2000–2004 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Petro Atletico 45 (17)
2006–2010 Dinamo București 33 (2)
2007–2008Boavista (loan) 22 (0)
2010–2011 Libolo 9 (0)
2012 Santos de Angola
2013– Bravos do Maquis
National team
2004– Angola 50 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 July 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 July 2013

Paulo Baptista Nsimba (born 12 August 1983), nicknamed Zé Kalanga, is an Angolan footballer who plays as a winger for Onze Bravos.


Also known as Ricardo Eloy he began his career at Angolan club Petro Atletico in his hometown of Luanda. He made his debut for the Angolan national team in 2004 against Nigeria, and has been a regular feature in the side since. His bright and promising performances for Angola on the right wing at the 2006 World Cup earned him a move to Romanian club Dinamo Bucureşti where in his first season he was part of the Liga I Championship winning squad.

At the World Cup Zé Kalanga was voted Man of the Match in Angola's group game against Iran on 21 June, in a game where he set up teammate Flávio's opening goal in a 1–1 draw.

In June 2006 he did not attend Dinamo's pre-season reunion after the summer break. Following this he was loaned out to Portuguese side Boavista for the duration of the 2007–08 season.

He was named in the Angolan squad for the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana where he came on as a substitute in the Angolans' first game against South Africa. His impressive performance earned him a recall to the starting eleven for the second game against Senegal where he played the full 90 minute in sterling style, setting up striker Manucho's headed goal during his sides 3–1 victory.



Dinamo Bucureşti

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