Renan Bardini Bressan

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Use dmy dates Template:Portuguese name Template:Infobox football biography Renan Bardini Bressan (Template:Lang-be; born 3 November 1988) is a Brazilian-born naturalized Belarusian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Chaves.[1]

Club career

FC Gomel

Born in Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Bressan began his career at hometown club Clube Atlético Tubarão. In April 2007 he moved abroad for the first time, joining Belarusians FC Gomel.

BATE Borisov

On 28 January 2010, he signed with BATE Borisov.[2] Bressan scored 15 goals during his first season with BATE, becoming the top scorer in the Belarusian Premier League for the 2010 season.[3] He was also selected as the best midfielder in the league for the year.[4]

On 2 October 2012, Bressan scored BATE's third goal in their 3–1 shock defeat of Bayern Munich in the second game of the Champions League group stage.[5]

Alania Vladikavkaz

In late November 2012, Russian Premier League club Alania Vladikavkaz acquired the services of Bressan.[6] In October 2013, Bressan unilaterally terminated the contract because of gross violations of financial terms of the agreement by the club.[7]

FC Astana

On 15 January 2014, Bressan signed a two-year contract with FK Aktobe,[8] but less than a month later his contract was mutually terminated on 7 February. Bressan went on to sign a two-year contract with FC Astana on the 10th,[9] but was released from his contract on 12 July after only 7 games for the club.

Rio Ave

On 2 August 2014, Bressan signed a two-year contract with Portuguese Primeira Liga club Rio Ave.[10]


On 24 June 2016, Bressan signed a two-year contract with reigning Cypriot champions APOEL FC.[11][12] He made his competitive debut on 19 July 2016, coming on as a 58th-minute substitute in APOEL's 3–0 home win against The New Saints for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.[13] He scored his first goal for APOEL on 6 November 2016, netting the fourth goal in his team's 4–1 home victory against Karmiotissa for the Cypriot First Division.[14] On 9 January 2017, his contract with APOEL was mutually terminated.

International career

He also has Belarusian citizenship[15] and is eligible to play in official competitions for the national team since April 2012.[16] He made his debut for Belarus national football team on 29 February 2012 in a friendly match against Moldova. During the football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics he was one of three overage players selected by the Belarusian federation and scored the only goal for Belarus U-23 in a 1–3 loss against the country he was born in – Brazil.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 August 2012 Republican Stadium, Yerevan Template:Fb 1–0 1–2 Friendly
2. 2–0
3. 16 October 2012 Dynama Stadium, Minsk Template:Fb 1–0 2–0 2014 World Cup qualifier



BATE Borisov





External links

Template:G.D. Chaves squad Template:Belarusian Premier League top scorers Template:Belarusian Footballer of the Year Template:Belarus squad 2012 Summer Olympics
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