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Ânderson Polga
Personal information
Full name Ânderson Corrêa Polga
Date of birth 9 February 1979 (1979-02-09) (age 30)
Place of birth    Santiago, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Sporting CP
Number 4
Youth career
Grêmio
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1999–2003
2003–
Grêmio
Sporting CP
0064 (5)
0166 (0)   
National team2
2002– Brazil 0011 (3)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 31 July 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 31 July 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

For other Brazilian footballers nicknamed Anderson, see: Anderson (footballer).

Ânderson Corrêa Polga (born February 9, 1979 in Santiago, Rio Grande do Sul) is a Brazilian footballer currently playing with Sporting Clube de Portugal, as a central defender.

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Club career

Groomed at Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Polga was an important defensive unit from early on, and helped the side to two trophies in 2001: the Rio Grande do Sul State Championship and the Brazilian Cup.

In 2003, he moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal, becoming the first World Champion ever to play in the country. He quickly became a defensive stalwart for the Lisbon-based side, helping it to the UEFA Cup final his third year - after a run-in with then coach José Peseiro, he was an unused substitute in the decisive match, a defeat, against CSKA Moscow - as well as to four consecutive league runner-up finishes.

Not prone to score, Polga netted his first two goals for the Lions in the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League, in both group stage matches against FC Dynamo Kyiv.[1][2]

International career

Polga made his debut for Brazil in 2002 against Bolivia, being subsequently summoned for that year's World Cup. He made two complete group stage appearances for the eventual champions.

After 2003, although he displayed good club form in several seasons, Polga was not recalled again.

Honours

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Club

Country

References

  1. ^ Polga strike downs Dynamo; UEFA.com, 2 October 2007
  2. ^ Sporting bow out with a win; UEFA.com, 12 December 2007

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