Cícero Semedo

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Infobox football biography Cícero Casimiro Sanches Semedo (born 8 May 1986), known simply as Cícero, is a Guinea-Bissauan professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club F.C. Paços de Ferreira as a forward.

Club career

A product of S.C. Braga's youth system, Cícero was in born in Seia, Guarda, Portugal. He was promoted to the first team for the 2004–05 campaign, making his official debut with the main squad in a 2–2 away draw against Académica de Coimbra on 30 August 2004; on 21 November, as a second-half substitute, he scored his first Primeira Liga goal, in a 2–0 home win against G.D. Estoril Praia.[1]

In January 2005, Cícero moved to Russia for FC Dynamo Moscow as many Portuguese players (or playing in the league) during that period, returning to Portugal in the 2009 January transfer window and joining Braga rivals Vitória de Guimarães. In the summer, he signed with second level club U.D. Oliveirense in a season-long loan.[2]

On 25 June 2013, Cícero joined FC Astana in the Kazakhstan Premier League on a year-long move.[3] He subsequently returned to Paços de Ferreira.[4]

International career

Cícero represented Portugal at youth level. He earned his first senior cap for Guinea-Bissau on 9 October 2010, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against Angola for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

International goals

Template:Updated (Guinea-Bissau score listed first, score column indicates score after each Cícero goal)[5]

No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 February 2011 Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal Template:Fb 1–1 3–1 Friendly
2. 2–1
3. 3–1
4. 31 May 2014 24 de Setembero, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Template:Fb 1–0 3–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5. 3–0
6. 27 March 2016 Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi, Kenya Template:Fb 1–0 1–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification



External links

Template:F.C. Paços de Ferreira squad
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