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Thiago Fonseca de Andrade

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Role  Football player
Number  19
Height  1.69 m

2007–2008  Galicia Esporte Clube
Current team  HamKam
Name  Thiago de
Position  Forward, Midfielder
Thiago Fonseca de Andrade
Full name  Thiago Fonseca de Andrade
Date of birth  (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth  Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Playing position  Midfielder / forward

Thiago Fonseca de Andrade (Portuguese translation: Th¡əgəʊ fonsɛkə di ændred ; born June 19, 1990), commonly known as Ticão (Portuguese: t[ ɪ k əʊ] or Andrade, is a Brazilian football player for Hamarkameratene in the Norwegian Second Division. Andrade started his soccer career playing futsal in Brazil at the age of 7. While playing in indoor fields, he developed important skills that increased his level of play. Once he grew older, he decided to try to play for a soccer club. First, he started playing for small clubs in his city Salvador, Bahia ( Leônico Futebol Clube, Botafogo-PR, Real Salvador FC, and Salvador FC ). Then, after he developed a better understanding of soccer, he signed his first contract with Esporte Clube Ipitanga, where he played in the Campeonato Baiano. He also had opportunity to play beach soccer for his state's team. He is mostly known for his precision and skills with the ball.


Salvador Futebol Clube

Born in Bahia, Andrade began his career playing official matches for Salvador FC in Brazil, where he helped the squad to win three U-15 tournaments. In 2008, he had his first international experience with the team. They traveled to Spain to play the Mediterranean International Cup, a high profile youth cup in the world with clubs such as FC Barcelona, F.C. Porto, Real Madrid C.F., Manchester United FC, and others.

Esporte Clube Ipitanga

He signed his first ever contract with Esporte Clube Ipitanga. He played for a year in the Campeonato Baiano, playing 15 games and scoring 7 goals. His performance and potential to grow led him to firm a contract with an international team.

Cumberlands Patriots

In 2010, Andrade sealed his transfer to Cumberlands Patriots in the United States. He played two seasons for the team in 35 matches and scored 27 goals and couple assists. His first season was a little bit easy because he had a Brazilian teammate,

who helped him with his adaptation. Playing as an attacking mid, he was the second top-scorer in the team with 9 goals and had the most assists with 9. He helped the team reach the semi-finals of the Mid-South Conference. In his second season, with the change in the head coach, Andrade played as a right winger. He scored high-top 18 goals in 17 games and had 5 assists during the season. He was selected MVP of the year for his team and First-Team All-Conference. With the end of the season and a great performance, he received different offers from different clubs in the US. After analyzing all the offers with his agent, he decided to transfer to the Queens Royals.

Western Mass Pioneers

After leaving Cumberlands, Andrade had a quick passage through the Pioneers. On his first game of the season the team won a pre-season match by 5-0 in which Andrade scored his first goal for the team and had 2 assists. In the second game, after returning from an injury, Andrade played couple minutes in the match against Seacoast United Phantoms. He did really good bringing some energy back to the game but he wasn't able to avoid the loss. Andrade's last game for the Pioneers was a simple draw against Vermont Voltage

Queens Royals

After transferring to the Royals in 2012, Andrade played 2 more years in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a groin injury in his first year at the club, Andrade wasn't able to perform at a constant high level and help the team as much as he wanted to. During that year, as an attacking mid, he scored 7 goals and had 4 assists. For the third year in a row, he lost (PK) in the semi-finals but at this time for the Conference Carolinas. He was selected as MVP of the year for his team and First-Team All-Conference.

With his injury treated and recovered, his second year was incredible. He scored 15 goals and had 10 assists in 20 matches. He led the team to win the regular season title and the tournament championship title, with a hat-trick and 1 assist in the semi-finals (4-1) and 1 goal and 1 assist in the final (2-0), in the South Atlantic Conference. As a midfielder, he led the country in goals and total points in the season. Andrade was honored with all possible awards in recognition of his amazing season at the team. He earned team's, region's, and nation's awards. Also he was named the Best Senior Male Student-athlete of Queens. See more below on Honors.

FC Carolina Discoveries

On March 28, Andrade signed a contract with an American team, FC Carolina Discoveries, which plays the National Premier Soccer League in the United States. Because of an injury on his hip flexor, Andrade missed the first games of the season. He came back on the fifth game of the season and made an impact on the result. The team won with a single goal scored by him. For three games in a row he scored and helped the team achieve the expected results. The team holds the second place in the league and is still fighting for the championship.


In 2015, he moved to Norway and signed for Hamarkameratene, or HamKam, which plays in the Norwegian football league. While on pre-season, he has impressed the fans and also the staff commission of the club on the training matches and throughout training sessions.

Style of play

Andrade is known for his technical ability, passing, scoring threat and ability for quick thinking.

Outside the field

Son of Ulysses Santos de Andrade and Maria Angelica Fonseca de Andrade, Andrade lived with his family up to 18 years old. He has a high-school degree from a school in Salvador, Bahia, and is about to complete his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He also has a minor in Communication Studies and Spanish. He has been recognized by his school and by the US country for his academic accomplishments. In 2013, he was selected as First Team Scholar All-American and First Team All-South.


  • NSCAA/Continental Tire - NCAA All-American First Team: 2013-14
  • Daktronics All-American First Team: 2013-14
  • NSCAA/Continental Tire - NCAA Men's All-Southeast Region: 2013-14
  • NCCSIA All-State First Team: 2013-14
  • SAC All-Conference First Team: 2013-14
  • SAC All-Tournament Most Valuable Player of the Year: 2013-14
  • SAC All-Tournament First Team: 2013-14
  • Queens University Best Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year: 2013-14
  • Queens University Most Valuable Player of the Year: 2012-13,2013–14
  • Conference Carolinas All-Conference Team: 2012-13
  • InterCon Student-Athlete of the Month:2012-13
  • NAIA Mid-South Conference All-Conference First Team: 2011-12
  • University of the Cumberlands Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year: 2011-12
  • 3× MIC Spain Man of the Match: 2008–09
  • References

    Thiago Fonseca de Andrade Wikipedia

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