Akwá

Akwá
Personal information
Full nameFabrice Alcebiades Maieco
Date of birth (1977-05-30) 30 May 1977 (age 41)
Place of birthBenguela, Angola
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing positionForward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1993–1994Nacional de Benguela32(11)
1994–1997Benfica5(0)
1995–1997Alverca (loan)15(9)
1997–1998Académica19(1)
1998–1999Al-Wakrah27(11)
1999–2001Al-Gharafa
2001–2005Qatar
2005–2006Al-Wakrah
2007–2009Petro Atlético
Total98(32)
National team
1995–2006Angola78(38)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fabrice Alcebiades Maieco (born 30 May 1977 in Benguela), commonly known as Akwá, is an Angolan former football player who played as a forward for the Angolan national team.From his international debut in 1995, Akwá represented Angola 80 times, scoring a record 36 goals. He played for them in three Africa Cup of Nations and captained the side at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.Akwá has a brother, Rasca, who is a professional football player for Atlético Sport Aviação in Angola.

Club career

Akwá played for three football clubs in Portugal at the start of his career: Benfica, F.C. Alverca, and Académica de Coimbra. He.spent four years in Portugal before moving to Qatar where he had the most successful period of his career.

He spent seven years there, playing for three different teams in the Qatar Stars League. He played for Al-Wakrah, Al-Gharrafa and Qatar SC. In his time in Qatar he won the Arab Champions League, Qatar Crown Prince Cup and was the league's top scorer in 1999 with 11 goals. After leaving Al-Wakrah for the second time in 2006, he remained unattached until 2007, when he moved to Angolan club Petro Atlético. Akwá remained there for one season before retiring from professional football.

Other Languages
čeština: Akwá
español: Fabrice Maieco
français: Fabrice Akwa
italiano: Akwá
magyar: Akwá
Malagasy: Fabrice Akwa
मराठी: अक्वा
polski: Akwá
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Akwá
suomi: Akwá
svenska: Akwá
Türkçe: Akwá
українська: Аква (футболіст)