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Nani, bourgeois  Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha  (*  November 17th  1986  in  Amadora ), is a  Portuguese - Cape Verdean  Soccer player who at  Orlando City  is under contract. He won the 2016 with Portugal  European Championship  in France, where he scored three goals.

Nani was in  Amadora , Portugal, was born as an immigrant from Cape Verde.  The mother soon went on to the Netherlands in search of better living conditions, while Nani and a brother in poor circumstances were under the care of his aunt in the socially deprived district of Santa Filomena in the city of Amadora in the east of the greater metropolitan area  Lisbon  grew up.  At the age of 18, he received Portuguese citizenship.


Nani at Manchester United (2008)

At the age of 16 he started at his first club,  Real Sport Clube  in  Massamá , from where he moved to the youth department of

Portuguese capital clubs  Sporting Lisbon  changed, who then gave him his first professional contract in 2005. He made his debut in the 2005/06 season  Super League . In his first professional season, the offensive player made 29 appearances, with his first four goals for Sporting. In the following year he was able to with the  Green and white  achieve his first success. In the final around the  Taça de Portugal  was able to beat Nani's team 1-0  Belenenses Lisbon  push through.

For the 2007/08 season the 1.76 changed  m big right foot of Sporting Lisbon, where he actually still had a contract until 2009, to the Premier League winner  Manchester United . There the young professional received a contract until 2012. His new employer paid around € 20 million for the move, although the exact transfer fee is not known. At the beginning of his time in Manchester he lived with his national team and new teammates  Cristiano Ronaldo  together. On August 12, 2007 he celebrated against the  Reading FC  made his debut in the  Premier League when he made the second half for  Wayne Rooney  was substituted on. A week earlier he was with Manchester United against the  Chelsea FC , im  Community Shield  his first title with the  Red Devils  celebrate. After a 1-1 draw, the team won 3-0 on penalties. In his first season at Manchester United, he won both the  Champions League  as well as the  Premier League . The Premier League win was repeated in the following season.

In the 2009/10 season he was able to fight for a regular place at Manchester United and extended his contract to 2014. He scored a total of four goals, his best annual result in the club's dress, and he was the club's best assist provider. When winning the  English Supercup  on August 7, 2011 Nani steered two goals to the 3-2 success of his team against the city rivals  Manchester city  at.

After more successful seasons, Nani extended his contract with Manchester United until 2018.

In August 2014, after playing for United on Matchday 1, Nani returned to Sporting Lisbon on loan until the end of the season. In return, switched  Marcos Rojo  for 20 million euros to Manchester.  At the end of the season he won the Portuguese Cup with the club.

To the  2015/16 season  Nani did not return to Manchester United, but switched to  Turkish  First division  Fenerbahçe Istanbul .

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