Matthias Offodile Registered User Matthias Offodile's Avatar Join Date: Apr 2005 Posts

22 de Julho 2011, 13:18

The country also needs some exposure in the field of sports So I will do my start what I can find but please I need the help of some Angolans, too! It would be nice to see it being updated by someone else than just me!

Pedro Manuel Torres (born March 18, 1982 in Huambo), is an Angolan football player, who is better known as Mantorras. He currently plays for Benfica, from Lisbon. He has drawn comparisons to Eusébio, another player from lusophone Africa (in this case Mozambique) who played for Benfica in the 1960´s.

Mantorras joined Benfica in 2001 after a great season in Alverca FC. In 2002, Mantorras suffered a serious knee injury, that almost put an end to his career. Fortunately, after two years of hard and painful recovery, he returned to the field to help Benfica win the 2004/05 Superliga.

He was one of the best players in the Angolan National Team that was the first ever African Portuguese-speaking country to qualify for the World Cup, in 2006.

Benfica's highly-rated Angolan striker Pedro Mantorras obviously is not one to forget his roots.

Mantorras has already been described as the best player to come out of Portuguese-speaking Africa since Eusébio left Mozambique for Benfica in the early 1960s. Success-starved Benfica fans would not find such comparisons too fanciful. They fell in love with Mantorras as soon as they saw him turn on the style in pre-season. Eusébio himself says of the youngster: 'He has special qualities and is set for a great future.'

Manuel Antonio Cange, nicknamed Locó (born 25 December 1984 in Luanda, Angola), is an Angolan football right defender who, as of May 2006, plays for Primeiro Agosto. He is noticeable during matches due to his unique hairstyle.


He is a member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup.

Carlos Manuel Gonçalves Alonsor, better known as Kali (born 11 October 1978 in Luanda, Angola) is an Angolan football central defender who currently, as of August 2006, plays for FC Sion.

He is a member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup.

Pedro Emanuel dos Santos Martins Silva (born February 11, 1975 in Angola), known as Pedro Emanuel, is an Angolan professional footballer, who plays for FC Porto. He holds a degree in Agriculture.

Marco Paulo Coimbra de Abreu, better known as Marco Abreu (born 8 December 1974 in Lubango, Angola), is an Angolan football left defender who as of May 2006, played for Portimonense. He is a member of a Portuguese family. He left Angola at the age of two for Portugal and is a replacement for left-back Yamba Asha, who is unable to compete due to suspension.

He is a member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup. He made his debut at the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. However, an injury during the tournament in January has meant he has been out of action since

Édson de Jesus Nobre, otherwise known as Édson (born 3 February 1980 in Benguela, Angola), is an Angolan football Striker who currently, as of May 2006, plays for FC Paços de Ferreira.His previous clubs include Anadia and Oliveira do Bairro and played two years each for those two portuguese clubs.Edson made his league debut for FC Paços de Ferreira against C.D. Nacional and played the full 90 minutes but his team lost 1-0 to the Madeira club.In 2005 Edson Nobre signed a contract until 2010 after going to the portuguese club for a free transfer.He is a member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup.

João Ricardo Pereira Batalha Santos Ferreira (born January 7, 1970 in Luanda, Angola) better known as João Ricardo (pron. IPA: [ʒu'ɐ̃ũ ʁi'kaɾðu]) is an Angolan football goalkeeper who currently plays for Atlético Petróleos Luanda.

He played a pivotal role in Angola's surprise 0-0 draw with Mexico in the group stage of the tournament, making several key saves one where he saved a Rafael Marquez free-kick and a Pavel Pardo shot with one hand. In his subsequent game against Iran he performed very well and was soon offered a contract by Iranian outfit F.C. Zob Ahan.

Marco Ibraim de Sousa Airosa (Luanda, 6 de Agosto de 1984) é um defensor do futebol angolano que joga actualmente no Centro Desportivo de Fátima.

Adérito Waldemar Alves De Carvalho better known as Dedé (born 4 July 1981 in Lobito) is an Angolan midfielder currently playing for F.C. Paços de Ferreira.His previous clubs include Académica Petróleos do Lobito,O.Elvas CAD,C.D. Portosantense,C.D. Trofense.His scored his first goal on his debut in the Portuguese Liga against C.S. Marítimo from a header.       

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