Simao Mate Junior
Simão Mate Junior (born 23 July 1988) is a football player from Mozambique, currently playing as a defensive midfielder or a central defender for Panathinaikos FC. The young footballer went to Greece in the summer of 2007. Until then, he had played for Mozambique side Clube Ferroviário de Maputo, which he joined in 2003. He underwent a two-week trial and eventually signed a 4-year deal with Panathinaikos FC. Since then he has managed to surprise his coach and the team's fans with his solid, tenacious performance. Despite his young age, he has made some first-team appearances and has become a valuable solution for his coach Henk ten Cate. Although he signed as a defender, circumstances and teammates' injuries made the team's coach to use Simão as a defensive midfielder.
- http://www.sport.gr/default.asp?pid=97&sid=1&cid=15&scid=1&personID=804 Simao Mate Junior profile sport.gr |
- http://www.pao.gr/document.php?category_id=18&document_id=3029 Contract announcement pao.gr 2008-03-17