David Cardoso signs for Bordeaux

Young defender signs 2 1/2 year deal

TRANSFERT - Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 20:54

David Cardoso has signed for Bordeaux. The young defender, hailing from Macau, will start out in the reserves.

The Girondins de Bordeaux are pleased to announce the arrival of David Cardoso (full name David Rui de Kong Cardoso). Born on 13th December 1994 in Macau (China), David is a dual Macanese-Portuguese national who plays in central defence. (Macau was a Portuguese colony for almost 400 years before being ceded to China in 1999).


At 24 years old, David will start his Bordeaux career with the reserves. He made the move to Lisbon at the age of 16 to join the Benfica academy, going on to start his professional career in Portugal.

David spent his early years with Feirense, Mafra, Loures and Cova Piedade, featuring mostly in the Campeonato Nacional (the third tier of Portuguese football). He then signed for Braga, and discovered the second division with the club's reserve side.


David then spent a spell with Boavista, where he caught the eye of the Girondins. We wish him every success here in Bordeaux!

Bienvenue David !