Michael Gonçalves

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Michael Gonçalves
Personal information
Full name Michael José Gonçalves
Date of birth (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 25)
Place of birth Basel Switzerland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Right back[1]
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
2003–2009 Concordia Basel
2009–2013 Basel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Basel U-21 32 (0)
2014–2016 Wil 18 (0)
2016–2017 Neuchâtel Xamax 15 (0)
2017–2019 Wil 51 (0)
2019–2020 Servette 2 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Switzerland U-16 12 (0)
2011–2012 Switzerland U-17 8 (0)
2012–2013 Switzerland U-18 8 (0)
2013–2014 Switzerland U-19 9 (0)
2014–2015 Switzerland U-20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:31, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Michael Gonçalves (born 19 March 1995) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a right back. He is currently a free agent.

Club career[edit]

Gonçalves started his youth football with Concordia Basel. In 2009 he transferred to Basel and played in their U-16 and U-18 team and a year and a half in their U-21 team before he signed a three-year professional contract and joined their first team. Gonçalves played his first team debut in the Swiss Cup 0–4 away win on 23 August 2014 against CS Italien.[2] In January 2015 it was announced that Gonçalves would be lent out to Wil to gain first team playing experience. After six months Wil took advantage of an option in the contract and took Gonçalves over definitively for nearly CHF 200'000.00.

On the 15 August 2016 Gonçalves transferred to Xamax under trainer Michel Decastel, but despite 15 games in their first team he never became happy there. On 5 July 2017 he transferred back to Wil.[3]

International career[edit]

Gonçalves was born in Switzerland and is of Portuguese descent. Gonçalves played his debut for the Switzerland U-20 team on 13 April 2014 in the 1–2 home defeat against Poland U-20 team. His third and last game for Switzerland was on 8 September 2015 in the goalless home game against the Italian U-20. The Portugease U-20 also called him up into their team, but although Gonçalves visited their training camp, he never played a game for them.


  1. ^ Michael Gonçalves at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ Marti, Caspar (2014). "Der FCB ntmmt due erste Hürde im Cup ohne Probleme". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  3. ^ regiosport (2017). "Michael Goncalves von Xamax zurück zum FC Wil". regiosport.ch. Retrieved 2018-11-16.

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