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Botafogo’s Andrezinho to join Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda

Andrezinho is the latest departure from Botafogo to Asian football, as he travelled to China today to finalise a deal with Tianjin Teda of the Chinese Super League.

Botafogo also saw their midfielder Fellype Gabriel leave the club this month, when he moved to the UAE to play for Al-Sharjah.

Attacking midfielder Andrezinho has played in Asian football before, when he spent three years with Pohang Steelers in South Korea, where he was awarded the title of K-League Most Valuable Player in 2007.

Tianjin Teda are coached by Alexandre Guimarães who is Brazilian born but played his international football for Costa Rica.

Andrezinho spent a year and a half at Botafogo, having joined the club in January 2012 from Intenacional.

He managed ten goals in sixty games for the Rio club and picked up a Carioca Championship winners medal this season, but has recently struggled to get in the side ahead of Clarence Seedorf and Nicolás Lodeiro.


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