André Geraldes

André Geraldes de Barros (born 2 May 1991) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. on loan from Sporting CP as a right or left back.

André Geraldes
Personal information
Full name André Geraldes de Barros
Date of birth (1991-05-02) 2 May 1991
Place of birth Maia, Portugal
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
(on loan from Sporting CP)
Number 28
Youth career
2002–2004 Maia
2004–2005 Porto
2005–2009 Maia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Maia
2010–2012 Rio Ave 0 (0)
2010–2011Chaves (loan) 24 (1)
2011–2012Aves (loan) 27 (0)
2012–2013 İstanbul BB 31 (0)
2014Belenenses (loan) 12 (0)
2014– Sporting CP 0 (0)
2014–2017 Sporting B 28 (0)
2015–2016Belenenses (loan) 28 (0)
2016–2017Vitória Setúbal (loan) 14 (0)
2017–2018Belenenses (loan) 23 (0)
2018–2019Sporting Gijón (loan) 33 (0)
2019–Maccabi Tel Aviv (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2019

Career

Born in Maia, Porto District, Geraldes spent most of his youth career with hometown club F.C. Maia, apart from one year with FC Porto in his early teenage years. He made his senior debut with the former in the fourth tier in 2009. A year later, he signed for Rio Ave F.C. but never played in their first team, instead being loaned out to G.D. Chaves (third division) and C.D. Aves (second). In 2012, he signed for İstanbul BB of the Turkish Süper Lig under compatriot Carlos Carvalhal.[1]

After a loan to C.F. Os Belenenses in the first half of the year, Geraldes joined another Lisbon-based club Sporting CP on a five-year deal in June 2014.[2] Mainly assigned to the reserves, he was loaned back to Belenenses in July 2015,[3] and Vitória F.C. a year later, both in the top flight and the latter alongside fellow Lion Ryan Gauld.[4]

Both Geraldes and the Scotsman returned to Sporting at the start of 2017.[5] In August that year, he made a now familiar move, joining Belenenses on loan for the third time.[6]

In July 2018, Geraldes went back abroad on a one-year loan to Sporting de Gijón in Spain's Segunda División.[7] The Asturians could not pay the fixed fee of €1 million to make the deal permanent, so he went on yet another temporary switch to Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. in the Israeli Premier League.[8]

References

  1. Díaz, José M. (26 June 2012). "Istanbul BB: en camino André Geraldes" [İstanbul BB: André Geraldes on his way] (in Spanish). Todo Mercado Web. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. "Sporting bring in André Geraldes from Turkey". UEFA. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  3. "André Geraldes emprestado ao Belenenses" [André Geraldes loaned to Belenenses] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  4. "Ryan Gauld e André Geraldes no Vitória de Setúbal por empréstimo do Sporting" [Ryan Gauld and André Geraldes to Vitória de Setúbal on loan from Sporting] (in Portuguese). SIC. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  5. "Ryan Gauld looking to kick-start Sporting Lisbon career". The Courier. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  6. "BRIEF-Sporting sends player Andre Geraldes on loan to Belenenses". Reuters. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  7. "Sporting empresta André Geraldes ao Sporting Gijón" [Sporting loan André Geraldes to Sporting Gijón]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 July 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  8. "André Geraldes no Maccabi" [André Geraldes to Maccabi]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 July 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
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