Walsall foreign player 10. Evandro Brandão

Evandro Brandão


Evandro Elmer de Carvalho Brandão (born 7 May 1991) is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a striker for C.R.D. Libolo.
Brandão was born in Luanda, Angola, but spent the first years of his life in Portugal before moving to England at the age of nine. He began his football career at Blackburn Rovers before joining Walsall in 2003.
After three years with Walsall, Brandão signed for Manchester United on 21 October 2006, after impressing assistant manager Carlos Queiroz while on trial with United at the 2006 Under-17 Nike Cup. He had to wait five months to make his debut for the Under-18s, but played in four of their last five games as the side finished fourth in the 2006–07 Premier Academy League, before being offered a trainee contract in July 2007.
The following season, Brandão scored four goals in 18 appearances for the Under-18s, adding four in 15 appearances the year after – he also made his debut for the reserve team in 2008–09, coming on as a 69th-minute substitute for Magnus Wolff Eikrem in a Manchester Senior Cup game away to Bury; however, he was unable to make any more of an impression at the club, and was released on the expiry of his contract in June 2009.
Brandão signed with Braga in the summer of 2009 but, just five months later, the deal was usurped by Benfica, who signed him on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
After spending a year in the Benfica academy, Brandão went out on loan twice in 2010–11, first to second division clubFátima and then to Gondomar in the third level, for whom he netted 10 goals in 12 games.
After failing to break into the Benfica first-team, Brandão moved to Hungarian club Videoton in July 2011, coached by his former Portugal under-16 manager Paulo Sousa. He scored his first and only goal for the side against Pécs.

Youth career
?–2003             Blackburn Rovers
2003–2006        Walsall
2006–2009        Manchester United
2009                 Braga
2009–2010        Benfica
Senior career
Years                 Team                 Apps     Gls
2010–2011          Benfica                 0
2010    (loan)       Fátima                 3
2011    (loan)       Gondomar           12
2011–2013          Videoton             14
2012–2013(loan)  Olhanense          18
2013–2014          Tondela               17
2014–                 Libolo

National team
2006–2008         Portugal U17        8
2009                  Portugal U18        2
2010                  Portugal U19        6


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