919 Manucho

Biography

Angolan striker Manucho (or Mateus Alberto Contreiras Goncalves, to give him his full name) joined City on loan in January 2009, to add goals to City’s failing first Premier League campaign.  He contributed two strikes, the one against Fulham providing a last gasp winner that was pivotal in avoiding relegation.

Manucho was born in Luanda, Angola and he cut his teeth with local sides Benfica de Luanda and Petro Atletico.  In January 2008 he moved to Manchester United, and was immediately loaned out to crack Greek side Panathinaikos and then Hull City.

Manucho failed to do enough to secure a further contract at either Manchester United or Hull City, and in 2009 he moved to Spanish side Real Valladolid.  After five years at the Castillian capital he moved to Madrid-based side Rayo Vallecano where he played a leading first team role that delivered promotion to La Liga in 2018.

Manucho has been a regular senior international for Angola since 2006, having amassed over 50 caps.

Details

Nationality: Angola
Date/Place of Birth: 7 March 1983, Luanda (Angola)
Hull City First Game: 17 January 2009, Arsenal H (Premier League), 25 years, 316 days old
Hull City Final Game: 16 May 2009, Bolton Wanderers A (Premier League), 26 years, 70 days old

Clubs

Benfica de Luanda (1999-2002), Petro Atletico (2002-2008), Manchester United (2008-2009), Panathinaikos (2008, loan), Hull City (2009, loan), Real Valladolid (2009-2014), Bucaspor (2010, loan), Manisaspor (2011, loan), Rayo Vallecano (2014-current)

Hull City Record

Career: 17 apps, 2 goals

Mateus Alberto Contreiras Gonçalves Manucho
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2008/096 (7)22 (2)0------

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