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Flávio Amado

Angolan footballer
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About
Occupation Association football player
Country Angola
Date of birth Luanda
Sports team Al Ahly SC, Al Shabab FC, Atlético Petróleos Luanda, Lierse S.K., Al Kharaitiyat SC, Angola national football team, Atlético Petróleos Luanda, Atlético Petróleos Luanda
The details
Biography

Flávio da Silva Amado (born 30 December 1979), better known as Flávio, is a former Angolan football forward actually assistant coach for Petro Atletico in Angola.
He is a member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup, in which he scored Angola's only goal of the tournament, with a header against Iran to clinch a 1–1 draw.
He scored 3 goals for Angola in African Cup of Nations Egypt 2006, although they went out from the second round. His goals were against Cameroon and Togo.
He helped his team Al Ahly to participate in the FIFA Club World Championship two successive times in 2005 and 2006. In FIFA Club World Championship 2006 opening match against Auckland City FC of New Zealand, 10 Dec 2006, Flavio scored the first goal with an accurate shot, giving Al-Ahly a 2–0 win.
In semi-final, Al Ahly faced South American champions Internacional on 13 Dec 2006, and Flavio played a decent game, scoring the draw goal with a great header in the second half. However, Al-Ahly eventually lost the match 1–2.
After having a very unsuccessful first season with the team during which he scored only one goal in the league, and being jeered by fans at many times, most notably when he missed a penalty kick against rivals El Zamalek in the African Champions League, Flavio had a very successful second season in 2006–2007, seeing him top the goalscorers chart of the Egyptian Premier League with 17 goals, a single goal ahead of international Egyptian teammate Emad Moteab. He proved to be instrumental in Al Ahly's formation in the next years, scoring many vital goals in critical moments. Generally Flavio keeps an extremely low profile and rarely appears in the media or give any press statements. Such attitude is highly appreciated by his club administration, since it agrees with the club's policies.
In his last season with Al Ahly (2008–2009), Flavio managed to score Al Ahly's only goal during the Egyptian Premier League play-off against Ismaily, handing the title to Al Ahly for the fifth time in row and rewarding himself with the second personal title of the Egyptian Premier League Top Goalscorer, for the third time as a foreign player in the Egyptian Premier League history after John Utaka with Ismaily during the 2000–2001 season, then Flavio himself formerly during the 2006–2007 season.
At his time with Al Ahly he was very known in Egypt for his heading accuracy and it was known that Al Ahly played a tactic that Flávio Amado's fellow Angola national football team and Al Ahly teammate Gilberto would play a long ball to him from the sides, and Flávio Amado would score with his head. He did this on multiple occasions, earning Al Ahly multiple titles domestically and continentally.

National team statistics

Angola national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 8 1
2002 3 0
2003 3 0
2004 7 3
2005 7 2
2006 8 6
2007 7 5
2008 13 6
2009 8 2
2010 4 3
2011 2 1
2012 3 1
Total 73 30

Honours

National Team

  • Qualified for the 2006 World Cup with Angola for the first time ever, and scored Angola's only World Cup goal in their history so far (despite playing for only thirty-nine minutes during the whole tournament).
  • He scored 7 goals so far for Angola in African Cup of Nations so far, in Egypt 2006, Ghana 2008, Angola 2010.

Al Ahly

  • Winner of CAF Champions League 2005, CAF Champions League 2006, CAF Champions League 2008.
  • Winner of Egyptian League 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09.
  • Winner of CAF Super Cup 2006, 2007, 2009.
  • Winner of Egyptian Soccer Cup 2006, 2007, .
  • Winner of Egyptian Super Cup 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
  • Bronze Medal of 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.

Petro Atletico

  • Winner of Angolan Girabola 2000.
  • Winner of Angolan Girabola 2001.
  • Winner of Angolan Cup 2000.
  • Winner of Angolan Cup 2002.
  • Winner of Angolan SuperCup 2002.

Individual

  • Best player in the CAF Champions League 2001, playing for Petro Atletico.
  • Top goalscorer of Egyptian Premier League 2006/07 (17 Goals), playing for Al-Ahly.
  • Top goalscorer of Egyptian Premier League 2008/09 (12 Goals), playing for Al-Ahly.
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