Platini (Cape Verdean footballer)

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Platini in action for Cape Verde in 2013
Personal information
Full nameLu×­s Carlos Almada Soares
Date of birth(1986-04-16) 16 April 1986 (age 31)
Place of birthPraia, Cape Verde
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing positionWinger
Club information
Current team
CSM Politehnica Iași
Senior career*
2006-2008Sporting Praia
2008-2010Academica Coimbra0(0)
2008-2009→ Tourizense (loan)6(0)
2009-2010→ Sertanense (loan)28(2)
2010-2013Santa Clara80(10)
2014-2015CSKA Sofia24(1)
2015-2016Al Ittihad5(1)
2016-2017Dibba Al-Hisn
2017-CSM Politehnica Iași6(1)
National team
2012-Cape Verde16(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2016


Luís Carlos Almada Soares (given birth to 16 Apr 1986), often called Platini, is a Cape Verdean footballer who takes on for Romanian golf club CSM Politehnica Iașwe like a winger. He spent the majority of his professional profession in Portugal, and chose his name in honour of People from france international Michel Platini.

Club career

Delivered in Praia, Platini started taking part in soccer with local Cape Verdean golf club Sporting Clube da Praia.

Académica Coimbra

In 2008, he moved to Portugal, signing for Associação Académica de Coimbra. Platini under no circumstances made an appearance officially for the College students, who loaned him to two portuguese second department night clubs in consecutive months, G.D. Tourizense and Sertanense FC.

Santa Clara

In the summertime of 2010, Platini signed a three-year contract with C.D. Santa Clara in the Segunda Liga. Platini made an appearance in 19 video games for the Azores membership in his initial year, eleven as an alternative. One of is own two goals emerged on 31 Oct 2010, within a 2–0 home earn against C.F. Operating-system Belenenses.On 22 June 2013, Platini joined Cypriot Initial Division aspect AC Omonia. In July of the next year, he agreed upon for two periods with Bulgarian membership PFC CSKA Sofia.

International career

Platini made his debut for Cape Verde in 2012. He obtained the Blue Sharks' initial objective in the 2013 Africa Glass of Countries – also a first-ever in the competition – starting the credit scoring in the 1–1 pull against Morocco in Durban.

International goals

By 23 January 2013 (Cape Verde rating listed first, rating column indicates rating after every Platini objective) # Day Venue Opponent Rating Result Competition 1. 23 January 2013 Moses Mabhida, Durban, South Africa  Morocco 1–0 1–1 2013 Africa Glass of Countries 1. 7 Sept 2013 Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia  Tunisia 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA Globe Cup qualification


Sporting Praia

Cape Verdean Soccer Tournament (2): 2007, 2008 Santiago South Top Department: 2007–08