Macanga before match against Iran, 30 May 2014
|Full name||André Venceslau Valentim Macanga|
|Date of birth||May 14, 1978|
|Place of birth||Luanda, Angola|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder, Centre-back|
|Angola (assistant coach)|
|2002–2003||Académica de Coimbra||32||(4)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 30 May 2013|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 July 2016
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|Angola national team|
|1.||17 November 2007||Stade Paul Fischer, Melun, France||2–1||Win||Friendly match|
|2.||10 October 2009||Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal||2–1||Win||Friendly match|
|Correct as of 9 March 2017|
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