Watch: Rangers flop Fabio Cardoso scores winner on Primeira Liga return
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Watch: Rangers flop Fabio Cardoso scores winner on Primeira Liga return

Fabio Cardoso was one of several signings under Pedro Caixinha, who didn’t make the grade at Ibrox.
He joined from on a three-year-deal from Vitoria Setubal in June 2017, for an undisclosed fee.

Cardoso cuts a frustrated figure during an Old Firm defeat. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

However, he lasted just one campaign at Rangers.

During that time, he had accumulated 18 appearances for the Gers, but was never able to nail down a spot.
Just like fellow centre-backs Bruno Alves, Russell Martin and David Bates, he was on his way again in the summer.

Alves is now captain of Parma Calcio who drew with Ronaldo’s Juventus at the weekend. (Photo by Daniele Badolato – Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

Since joining freshly promoted Santa Clara in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, he has experienced mixed fortunes.
In his 17 matches to date, he has only overseen three clean sheets and has been sent off twice.
Yet, it hasn’t all been bad.

Santa Clara are currently in a respectable tenth position, thanks in part, to four goals from the 24-year-old.

Cardoso celebrates a goal against his old club, Vitoria Setubal, earlier in the season. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

His most recent of which, came on Saturday, at home against Portimonense.

With the scores locked at 1-1, Cardoso arrived unmarked at the back post in the 74th minute and powered home a header.
This was his first game back after picking up a straight red card against Benfica several weeks previously.
A fine way to make amends!
You can see the goal below (3:30), via
VSports’ YouTube channel.