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Chiquinho soccer Wiki, Stats, Net Worth, Wife, Career and more

Chiquinho of SL Benfica

Chiquinho was born Francisco Leonel Lima Silva Machado. He is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays as a winger for F.C. Famalicão in the Primeira Liga. Chiquinho Known for his direct dribbling-based and creative playing style. Chiquinho has made a name for himself as an exciting attacking threat. His pace, dribbling skills, vision and passing ability have earned him recognition as a promising young talent in Portuguese football.

Chiquinho’s professional debut came in 2020 with Estoril Praia marking the beginning of his ascent into the Portuguese football scene. His impressive performances caught the attention of S.L. Benfica one of Portugal’s most prestigious clubs who signed him in 2019.

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Personal Information

Full NameFrancisco Leonel Lima Silva Machado
Nickname(s)Chiquinho
Date of BirthJuly 19, 1995
Place of BirthCascais, Lisbon District, Portugal
NationalityPortuguese
Languages SpokenPortuguese, English
Net WorthEstimated to be around €1 million

Physical Attributes

Height1.79 meters (5 feet 10 inches)
Weight73 kilograms (161 pounds)
Body BuildSlim and athletic build
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorDark brown
Tattoos/ScarsNo significant tattoos or scars

Playing Information

PositionWinger
Preferred Formation4-3-3, 4-2-3-1
Preferred Playing StyleDirect, dribbling-based and creative
Playing FootRight
Preferred Jersey Number10
Playing AttributesPace, dribbling skills, vision, passing ability and crossing ability
Tactical RoleAttacking midfielder, winger and forward

Career Details

Current TeamF.C. Famalicão
Squad Number10
Contract Expiry DateJune 30, 2024
Previous ClubsEstoril Praia and S.L. Benfica
College/Youth AcademySporting CP
Youth Career AchievementsNone
Professional DebutJanuary 18, 2020 (Estoril Praia vs. Académica de Coimbra)
International DebutNot applicable (not capped by senior national team)
National Team CapsNone
National Team GoalsNone
Major International Tournaments PlayedNone
Current Market ValueEstimated to be around €2 million
Transfer Fee Record€1.5 million (from Estoril Praia to S.L. Benfica in 2019)

Transfer History:

  • €1.5 million from Estoril Praia to S.L. Benfica (2019)
  • Loan to Giresunspor (2022)
  • Loan to F.C. Famalicão (2023)

Management and Endorsements

Agent/RepresentationGestifute
Endorsement DealsNone
Boots SponsorshipNike

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Rituals and Superstitions

Preferred Pre-match RitualsListening to music, visualization exercises
Preferred Post-match RitualsSpending time with family and friends
Pre-game SuperstitionsNone

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Off Field Activities

Playing Idols Growing UpCristiano Ronaldo, Luís Figo
Off-field Business Ventures (if any)None
Philanthropic ActivitiesSupports various charitable organizations focused on child welfare and education
Personal Causes/Charities SupportedChild welfare, education
Personal Website/Blog (if any)None
Official Fan ClubNone
Autobiography/Book (if applicable)None

Personal Life

Family BackgroundComes from a humble background with parents who worked hard to support his footballing aspirations
Marital StatusSingle
Spouse/Partner Name or Wife NameNone
Children (if any)None
Siblings (if any)Has an older brother who is also a football player
ParentsParents are very supportive of his career
Children/Pets (if any)None
Residence/HouseLives in a modest apartment in his hometown
Cars/Transportation collectionsOwns a modest car
Luxuries/CollectiblesEnjoys simple pleasures and does not indulge in extravagant luxuries

Hobbies and Interests

Favorite Vacation SpotsEnjoys spending time in nature and exploring different cultures
Bucket ListDreams of playing in the Champions League and representing Portugal at the World Cup
Motivational Quotes/Mantras“Never give up on your dreams”
Signature Moves/TechniquesKnown for his dribbling skills, pace and ability to create scoring opportunities

Statistics and Health

Career Statistics (Club and International)Has made over 100 appearances for various clubs in Portugal and Turkey, scoring over 20 goals
Injury History (if applicable)Has had a few minor injuries throughout his career but nothing serious that has significantly impacted his playing time
Rehabilitation ProcessApproaches rehabilitation with dedication and determination always focused on returning to the pitch as quickly as possible

Career Statistics

CompetitionAppearancesGoalsAssistsYellow CardsRed Cards
Primeira Liga821411210
Turkish Süper Lig242460
Taça de Portugal144310
Süper Lig Kupası50100
UEFA Champions League20000
Total1272019300

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chiquinho’s full name?

Chiquinho’s full name is Francisco Leonel Lima Silva Machado.

What is Chiquinho’s position on the football field?

Chiquinho is a winger playing primarily on the left side of the pitch.

For which clubs has Chiquinho played?

Chiquinho has played for Estoril Praia, S.L. Benfica, Giresunspor and F.C. Famalicão.

When did Chiquinho make his professional debut?

Chiquinho made his professional debut for Estoril Praia on January 18, 2020.

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