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Famous athletes you didn’t know are from Cape Verde

July 05, 2019 at 08:25 pm | Lifestyle

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

July 05, 2019 at 08:25 pm | Lifestyle



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NANI

Born Luis Carlos Almeida Cunha in Portugal, he is popularly known as Nani. He is a professional footballer who played as a winger for English club, Manchester United but currently plays in the Major League Soccer for Orlando City SC.

He represents Portugal in international football and has played over 100 games for the senior national team. Nani was born in Amadora, Portugal, and is of Cape Verdean descent. He began his football career playing for local side Real Massamá before training with Sporting Lisbon and Benfica.

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After a successful debut season in England winning the Community Shield, Premier League and Champions League defeating Chelsea, Nani has played for 4 football clubs including, Sporting CP, Fenerbahçe, Valencia and Lazio.

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