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André Pereira (footballer)

André Filipe Ferreira Coelho Pereira (born 5 May 1995) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Zaragoza on loan from FC Porto as a forward.

Club career

Pereira was born in the village of Milheirós in Maia, Porto District. He spent his first years as a senior in the lower leagues, starting out at Varzim SC's reserves.

On 31 January 2017, having scored eight competitive goals for A.D. Sanjoanense – six in the third division – Pereira signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with FC Porto, being assigned to their reserves in the Segunda Liga. He made his debut in the latter competition on 19 February, coming on as a late substitute in a 0–0 home draw against C.D. Santa Clara. His maiden appearance in the Primeira Liga with the first team occurred nine months later, when he played the last minutes of the 1–1 away draw to C.D. Aves; his first official match had taken place the previous week, when he provided the assist for Yacine Brahimi in injury time of the 3–2 win over Portimonense S.C. in the fourth round of the Taça de Portugal.

On 31 January 2018, Pereira was loaned to fellow league club Vitória F.C. until 30 June. He scored his first goal for them in only his second appearance, but in a 1–3 loss at S.C. Braga.

Pereira was also loaned for the 2019–20 season, starting at Vitória de Guimarães and finishing at Real Zaragoza (Spanish Segunda División).

Honours

Porto
  • Primeira Liga: 2017–18
  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2018