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Edmar Figueira

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Full nameEdmar Figueira
Date of birth13 May 1984(age 32)
Place of birthNaviraí MS, Brazil
Height1.85 m (6 ft 0.8 in)
Playing positionStriker

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Edmar Figueira (born 13 May 1984) is a Brazilian footballer with European Passport, (Portuguese Passport). Figueira made his first football steps as youth in Brazilian clubs Paraná Soccer Technical Center (PSTC), União Bandeirantes and Paranavai Atletico Club. He became a professional footballer by playing in Sociedade Esportiva Matsubara and quickly his good potential and performances there give him his first chance in Europe, in the Swiss club Grasshopper Club Zurich in 2003 at the age of 18. He passed also a short period in Germany under negotiation with the Bundesliga Club SC Freiburg, but did not sign because of not having EU passport, and all foreigners' places were full.

Figueira decided to return to Brazil to play again for Sociedade Esportiva Matsubara,and won with them in 2004 the championship BTV laser cup in Vietnam.

His next signing after that must be noticed as he had the chance to play for club America Football Club from Rio de Janeiro. His next attempt away Brazil after being more experienced, was in 2007 when he went in Armenia to play in UEFA CUP qualifiers with FC Banants. The next season 2008 2009, was transferred to Primera Division de Costa Rica to play for C.S. Cartagines.

After a good season with Club Sport Cartagines in the Primera Division de Costa Rica, Figueira got a good propouse from India and sign to the new I-League promoted Pune Football Club for the season 2009 2010, where he made history in the club helping Pune FC finish 3rd in his Debut. With 15 Goals in his first I-League for Pune FC Edmar Figueira went awarded "Player of the Year" wining the "Golden Ball 2010" and two mor prizes, "Golden Gol" for the beautiful goal of the league and the "Playes, Players of the Year", is the "Player of the Year" voted only by Players.

Edmar Figueira renew his contract with Pune Football Club till 31 of May 2011, for the season 2010 2011.

Figueira is a talented left-foot striker Center-Forward. His main characteristics in field are that he is strong, quick, has an impressive technique, a perfect finishing, is a very good header, have good physical preparation and excellent vision of the game.

Recently he got his European Passport from his grandfather in Portugal.

After performed wonders in Pune FC making 28 Goals in 40 matches He come back to Europe signed for Portugese Top Division CD Feirense 2011/2012 seanson.

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