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Alexandre Henrique Goncalves Freitas

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Place of birth  Funchal, Portugal
Name  Alexandre Goncalves
Career start  2009
2001–2005  Nacional
Weight  65 kg
Number  14
Height  1.74 m
Playing position  Winger
Role  Footballer

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Full name  Alexandre Henrique Goncalves de Freitas
Date of birth  (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 24)
Current teams  Vitoria de Guimaraes B (#14 / Forward), Vitoria S.C. (#14 / Forward)

Alexandre Henrique Gonçalves de Freitas (born 27 August 1991), commonly known as Alex, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Italian club U.S. Salernitana 1919 mainly as a left winger.

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Porto

Born in Funchal, Madeira, Alex started his career with local C.D. Nacional. In the 2005 summer, aged 14, he signed for FC Porto and went on to complete his formation with the Primeira Liga giants.

During his only season as a senior with the northerners, 2009–10, Alex was summoned to four games with the first team: on 17 October 2009, he played 20 minutes against Sertanense F.C. for the Portuguese Cup after coming on as a substitute for Mariano González in a 4–0 home win; he also remained on the bench in two League Cup matches and the 2–1 home triumph over APOEL FC in the UEFA Champions League.

Santa Clara

In the 2010 summer, Alex signed with C.D. Santa Clara in the second division. He appeared in 26 games (19 starts) in his first year with the Azores club.

International career

In 2009, Alex was part of the Portugal under-19 side that failed to make the 2009 UEFA European Championship. As the country qualified for the next edition in France, he contributed with four goals in six matches and was picked for the final squad in an eventual group stage exit.

Alex was selected for Portugal's squad at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played all the games but one in Colombia en route to the second place, scoring in the 2–3 final loss against Brazil.

Honours

Porto
  • Taça de Portugal: 2009–10
  • References

    Alexandre Henrique Gonçalves Freitas Wikipedia