Tuesday, 14th August, 2012
Former Marseille striker Brandao has completed a move to French club Saint-Etienne after penning a two-year deal with the club.
The Brazilian striker was released at the end of the 2011/12 season by Marseille and after negotiations with a number of teams, has opted to join the Greens.
Saint-Etienne CEO Roland Romeyer was delighted at the capture of the forward and commented that Brandao’s fighting spirit and competitiveness will prove to be an asset for the team.
“Everyone knows the qualities of Brandao”, stated a visibly jubilant Romeyer.
“He is a player who works hard, a warrior who does not shrink from the fight. He is a great addition to the team”, he added.
“Throughout his career he has scored important goals.
“I remember his goal against Lyon last season in the final of the League Cup and it was his efforts that helped Marseille to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. His record speaks for itself."
The 32-year-old started his career with Galo Maringa in 1998 and made his breakthrough move to Shakhtar Donetsk in 2002. He scored 91 goals in seven seasons at the club before moving to Marseille in 2009.
The Brazilian bagged seven goals in all competitions for Les Phoceens last season and the Greens faithful will be hoping that he can use his experience to propel the team into European spots.
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