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André Moreira, Aston Villa

André Moreira is a Portuguese professional goalkeeper who plays for Aston Villa currently on loan from Spanish club Atlético Madrid.

André was born in Ribeirão and was a G.D. Ribeirão youth graduate. He made his senior debut for the club on 29 December 2013 against A.D. Oliveirense for the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores.

In August 2014, after impressing with the Portuguese under-19s at the 2014 UEFA European Championship, Moreira was sold to Jorge Mendes’ GestiFute and signed a six-year deal with Atlético Madrid. He was then loaned to Moreirense FC, making his professional debut on 28 December 2014 in a home win against F.C. Arouca.

On 1 July 2015 André joined C.F. União on a season-long loan and made his debut on 16 August, in a 2–1 local derby triumph over C.S. Marítimo.

André Moreira represented Portugal at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup and played all matches in New Zealand, helping his country to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.

In July 2018 former Portugal U21 international Andrea Moreira joined Championship side Aston Villa on a season long loan from Atletico Madrid.

Prior to joining Aston Villa Andrea had loan spells at Moreirense, Uniao Madeira and Belenenses.

He made his first appearance in Villa colours in a behind closed doors friendly against Stoke City and is looking forward to competing for the No 1 spot in Steve Bruce’s side.

Andrea told the press “I am very excited. It’s such a big opportunity at such a big club. It’s the perfect opportunity at the right moment. It’s a big move for me. The training facilities are great. I know the stadium is famous and historic. I just can’t wait to get started now.” Andre went on to say “I can’t wait to “feel the passion of the fans” and look forward to a new adventure at Aston Villa”.

Andrea Moreira was born in the small Portuguese city of Ribeirao which is located 300 kilometres north of Lisbon. He joined the local football team at the age of nine and worked his way through their ranks and into the senior team by the time he was 18. Andrea made a handful of appearances for Ribeirao before Atletico Madrid snapped him up in 2013.

For more information please see André’s Wiki Page