Tiago Pereira (handballer)

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Tiago Pereira
Personal information
Full name Tiago Monteiro Pereira
Born (1989-06-08) June 8, 1989 (age 31)
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 June 8, 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 win's. [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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