Mika (footballer, born 1991)

Mika
Michael Simões Domingues (born 8 March 1991), known as Mika, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Associação Académica de Coimbra.wikipedia
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2011–12 S.L. Benfica season

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He played no official games during 2011–12, playing understudy to experienced Artur and Eduardo, going on to spend the following two seasons with the B-team in the Segunda Liga.

2016–17 Sunderland A.F.C. season

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Mika played no official games in his first season, serving as backup to Jordan Pickford and Vito Mannone.

2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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Mika was Portugal's starter at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.

FIFA U-20 World Cup

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In the quarter-finals against Argentina he saved three penalties in the shootout and, in the following game, against France, he broke the record for number of minutes without conceding a goal in U-20 World Cup history in a 2–0 win; eventually, he was voted as best goalkeeper in the tournament.

Association football

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Michael Simões Domingues (born 8 March 1991), known as Mika, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Associação Académica de Coimbra.

Goalkeeper (association football)

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Michael Simões Domingues (born 8 March 1991), known as Mika, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Associação Académica de Coimbra.

Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F.

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Michael Simões Domingues (born 8 March 1991), known as Mika, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Associação Académica de Coimbra.

Yverdon-les-Bains

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Born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland to Portuguese parents, Mika joined U.D. Leiria's youth ranks in 2006, aged 15.

Switzerland

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Born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland to Portuguese parents, Mika joined U.D. Leiria's youth ranks in 2006, aged 15.

Portuguese people

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Born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland to Portuguese parents, Mika joined U.D. Leiria's youth ranks in 2006, aged 15.

U.D. Leiria

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Born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland to Portuguese parents, Mika joined U.D. Leiria's youth ranks in 2006, aged 15.

2009–10 Primeira Liga

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He was promoted to the main squad for the 2009–10 season, as third-choice.

Vitória S.C.

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On 26 February 2010, in a home match against Vitória de Guimarães, he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing Carlão after Hélder Godinho received a red card for committing a foul inside the box – he was not able to prevent Andrezinho from scoring the game's only goal, in the subsequent penalty kick; the following campaign he was still a backup, but two of his three appearances were against Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica.

Primeira Liga

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On 26 February 2010, in a home match against Vitória de Guimarães, he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing Carlão after Hélder Godinho received a red card for committing a foul inside the box – he was not able to prevent Andrezinho from scoring the game's only goal, in the subsequent penalty kick; the following campaign he was still a backup, but two of his three appearances were against Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica.

Carlão (footballer, born August 1986)

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On 26 February 2010, in a home match against Vitória de Guimarães, he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing Carlão after Hélder Godinho received a red card for committing a foul inside the box – he was not able to prevent Andrezinho from scoring the game's only goal, in the subsequent penalty kick; the following campaign he was still a backup, but two of his three appearances were against Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica.

Hélder Godinho

On 26 February 2010, in a home match against Vitória de Guimarães, he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing Carlão after Hélder Godinho received a red card for committing a foul inside the box – he was not able to prevent Andrezinho from scoring the game's only goal, in the subsequent penalty kick; the following campaign he was still a backup, but two of his three appearances were against Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica.

Ejection (sports)

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On 26 February 2010, in a home match against Vitória de Guimarães, he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing Carlão after Hélder Godinho received a red card for committing a foul inside the box – he was not able to prevent Andrezinho from scoring the game's only goal, in the subsequent penalty kick; the following campaign he was still a backup, but two of his three appearances were against Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica.

Andrezinho (footballer, born 1981)

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On 26 February 2010, in a home match against Vitória de Guimarães, he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing Carlão after Hélder Godinho received a red card for committing a foul inside the box – he was not able to prevent Andrezinho from scoring the game's only goal, in the subsequent penalty kick; the following campaign he was still a backup, but two of his three appearances were against Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica.

Penalty kick (association football)

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On 26 February 2010, in a home match against Vitória de Guimarães, he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing Carlão after Hélder Godinho received a red card for committing a foul inside the box – he was not able to prevent Andrezinho from scoring the game's only goal, in the subsequent penalty kick; the following campaign he was still a backup, but two of his three appearances were against Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica.

2010–11 Primeira Liga

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On 26 February 2010, in a home match against Vitória de Guimarães, he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing Carlão after Hélder Godinho received a red card for committing a foul inside the box – he was not able to prevent Andrezinho from scoring the game's only goal, in the subsequent penalty kick; the following campaign he was still a backup, but two of his three appearances were against Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica.

Sporting CP

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On 26 February 2010, in a home match against Vitória de Guimarães, he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing Carlão after Hélder Godinho received a red card for committing a foul inside the box – he was not able to prevent Andrezinho from scoring the game's only goal, in the subsequent penalty kick; the following campaign he was still a backup, but two of his three appearances were against Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica.

S.L. Benfica

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On 26 February 2010, in a home match against Vitória de Guimarães, he made his Primeira Liga debut, replacing Carlão after Hélder Godinho received a red card for committing a foul inside the box – he was not able to prevent Andrezinho from scoring the game's only goal, in the subsequent penalty kick; the following campaign he was still a backup, but two of his three appearances were against Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica.

Portugal national under-20 football team

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Mika was Portugal's starter at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia. On 7 July 2011, whilst on international duty with the Portuguese under-20s, Mika signed a five-year contract with Benfica for €500,000.

Artur Moraes

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He played no official games during 2011–12, playing understudy to experienced Artur and Eduardo, going on to spend the following two seasons with the B-team in the Segunda Liga.