Tiago Pereira (handballer)

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Tiago Pereira
Personal information
Full name Tiago Monteiro Pereira
Born (1989-06-08) 8 June 1989 (age 34)
Guimarães, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Middle Back
Club information
Current club Sélestat Alsace
Youth career
ABC Braga
Senior clubs
ABC Braga
Sélestat Alsace
National team
Portugal 15

Tiago Monteiro Pereira (born 8 June 1989) is a Portuguese handballer who plays for Sélestat Alsace and the Portugal national team.



Born in Guimarães, Pereira is a youth product of ABC Braga academy, and made his debut in the first tier in the 2006–07 season, as the Northern side conquer their twelfth title. [1] In his following two years, he help the club add back-to-back, Portuguese Cup wins. [2]

A student enrolled in University of Minho, [3] he competed in the 21st World University Championship, taking part in Portuguese campaign that finished runner-up to Czech Republic, while individually, he won the Most Valuable Player award for the tournament. [4] [5]

Shortly after the tournament, Pereira moved to Benfica, reuniting with former coach, Jorge Rito [6] and helping the club to a Super Cup conquest in his first year. [7] After several seasons without silverware, he guided his team to a fifth Portuguese Handball Cup win in April 2016, after beating Sporting by 36–35. [8] He also helped them reach the play-off finals of the Andebol 1 league and the EHF Challenge Cup Final, losing both to ABC Braga. [9] [10] In his fifth year at Benfica, Pereira won his second Super Cup, scoring once in a 25–24 win over ABC Braga. [11] It was his final season at the club, as he signed a two-year deal with Sélestat Alsace on 4 May 2017. [12]


ABC Braga

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