André Macanga

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André Macanga

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Macanga before match against Iran, 30 May 2014
Personal information
Full nameAndré Venceslau Valentim Macanga
Date of birth (1978-05-14) May 14, 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defensive midfielder, Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Angola (assistant coach)
Senior career*
1997–1998 Arrifanense 0 (0)
1998–1999 Vilanovense 0 (0)
1999–2000 Salgueiros 27 (0)
2000–2001 Alverca 20 (1)
2001–2002 Vitória Guimarães 17 (1)
2002–2003 Académica de Coimbra 32 (4)
2003–2004 Boavista 21 (0)
2004–2005 Gaziantepspor 24 (1)
2006 Al-Salmiya SC 11 (2)
2006–2010 Al Kuwait 92 (10)
2010–2012 Al Jahra 29 (2)
National team
1999–2012 Angola 70 (2)
Teams managed
2013– Angola (assistant)
* 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

André Venceslau Valentim Macanga, better known as André Macanga (born 14 May 1978), is a former Angolan football midfielder and a current coach.

Angola country in Africa

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Macanga was born in Luanda, Angola. After playing in Portugal for many years, Macanga also played in Kuwait and Qatar before retiring in 2012. [1]

Luanda City in Angola

Luanda, formerly named São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda, is the capital and largest city in Angola, and the country's most populous and important city, primary port and major industrial, cultural and urban centre. Located on Angola's coast with the Atlantic Ocean, Luanda is both Angola's chief seaport and its administrative centre. It is also the capital city of Luanda Province and the most populous Portuguese-speaking capital city in the world.

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He is a member of the National team and was called up to the 2006 World Cup. [2] André is known in the Angola national football team, as the "defensive lung" of the team. [3]

Angola national football team national association football team

The Angola national football team, nicknamed Palancas Negras , is the national team of Angola and is controlled by the Angolan Football Federation. Angola reached the 45th place in the FIFA Rankings in July 2002. Their greatest accomplishment was qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, as this was their first appearance on the World Cup finals stage.

2006 FIFA World Cup 18th FIFA World Cup, held in Germany in 2006

The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process, along with the host nation, Germany, for the finals tournament. It was the second time that Germany staged the competition, and the tenth time that it was held in Europe.

Career statistics

National team statistics

Angola national team

International goals

1.17 November 2007Stade Paul Fischer, Melun, France Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 2–1Win Friendly match
2.10 October 2009Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 2–1Win Friendly match
Correct as of 9 March 2017 [4]

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