Francisco Leonel Lima Silva Machado, known in the football world as Chiquinho, penned a 5-season contract with Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
A midfielder with offensive attributes, Chiquinho was born in Santo Tirso 22 years ago (19.07.1995) and completed his youth training at Leixões, where he also played in the first team.
Chiquinho represented NK Lokomotiva, from Croatia, in 2016/17 and he wore Académica's jersey in 2017/18. Defending the colors of "Briosa", the midfielder participated in 41 matches in the II Liga and scored nine goals.
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