Chico (footballer, born 1988)

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Personal information
Full name Francisco Miguel Franco Antunes Gomes
Date of birth (1988-06-02) 2 June 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Torres Vedras, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 20
Youth career
1996–2000 Lourinhanense
2000–2005 Sporting CP
2005–2007 Académica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Tourizense 19 (0)
2008 Infesta 3 (0)
2008–2009 Tourizense 21 (0)
2009–2010 Pampilhosa 29 (0)
2010–2011 Torreense 28 (1)
2011–2012 Moreirense 19 (0)
2012–2013 Portimonense 30 (2)
2013–2014 Chernomorets 34 (1)
2014–2015 União Madeira 21 (0)
2016 Aves 17 (1)
2016–2017 Cova da Piedade 27 (0)
2017– Zbrojovka 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018

Francisco Miguel Franco Antunes Gomes (born 2 June 1988), commonly known as Chico, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Czech club FC Zbrojovka Brno as a right back.

Football career[edit]

Born in Torres Vedras, Lisbon District, Chico spent five of his formative years at Sporting Clube de Portugal, then competed in the third division until the age of 23, in representation of four clubs. He first appeared in the second level in the 2011–12 season with Moreirense FC, starting in all of his league appearances to help the team return to the Primeira Liga after a seven-year absence.

On 15 July 2013, after a further campaign in division two, with Portimonense SC,[1] Chico signed a contract with Bulgarian club PSFC Chernomorets Burgas after a successful one-week trial.[2] His first top flight match occurred four days later, when he played the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 home win against PFC Cherno More Varna for the First Professional Football League.[3]

Subsequently, Chico returned to his country's second tier, representing in quick succession C.F. União,[4] C.D. Aves[5] and C.D. Cova da Piedade.[6] In late September 2017 the 29-year-old moved abroad again, joining Czech First League side FC Zbrojovka Brno as a free agent.[7]


  1. ^ "Chico (ex-Moreirense) vai jogar no Portimonense" [Chico (formerly of Moreirense) will play in Portimonense] (in Portuguese). Guimarães Digital. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Черноморец с две нови попълнения" [Chernomorets with two new additions] (in Bulgarian). 15 July 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Черноморец удари "Черно море" на старта. "Акулите" с минимален успех в първия мач за сезона" [Chernomorets beat Cherno More in the season opening. "The Sharks" secure a narrow victory in the first game of the season] (in Bulgarian). Blitz. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lateral-direito Chico reforça o União da Madeira" [Fullback Chico bolsters União da Madeira] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Desportivo das Aves anuncia uma renovação e duas contratações" [Desportivo das Aves announce one renewal and two signings] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Cova da Piedade quer a manutenção e recusa deslumbramentos" [Cova da Piedade want to stay up and refuse to put head in clouds]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 10 November 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Juniorka se ve Zlíně představí i s dvojicí nových hráčů" [Juniors will go to Zlín alongside a couple of new players] (in Czech). Zbrojovka Brno. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 

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