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Nélson Miguel Castro Oliveira

Forward


Biography

Date of birth

08/08/1991

Height

186 cm

Signed

30/08/2016

Country

Portugal

NELSON Oliveira joined Norwich City from Portuguese side Benfica in August 2016, signing a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

He notably netted on his Champions League debut for the Lisbon outfit against Zenit St Petersburg in 2012, having starred at the 2011 Under-20s World Cup.

Included in Portugal's squad for Euro 2012, the striker made three appearances as his country reached the semi-finals before being beaten by eventual champions Spain.

Oliveira spent the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons on loan to Deportivo La Coruna and Rennes respectively, before embarking on a temporary stint with Swansea City in January 2015.

The 2015-16 campaign was spent at Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest where he netted nine goals in 28 league starts, prior to completing a switch to Carrow Road.

He didn't make his debut in yellow and green until September, hitting form over the winter with eight goals in ten matches. He finished the campaign with 12 strikes in total.