Sultan Al Ali (Dubai)
After a 7-year career in the “Emirates Stadiums”, with the youth, Al-Ahly youth and Al-Wahda, Henrique Lovanor returned to the home of the “turning point” in his football life, the Moldovan Sheriff Tiraspol team, and no one knew that he had returned to write history!
Sherif Tiraspol is the first gate for a Brazilian player in the third division, who has not reached the age of 20, and is looking for an opportunity to prove himself, and the fateful move came in 2010, and he fought the first two seasons as a defender in the full-back position and scored 5 goals, after which he changed his position due to his offensive capabilities, and a journey began Excellence and brilliance.
In 2012, Lovanor married a Moldovan woman, obtained the citizenship of the country, to represent the national team of Moldova, and scored his first goal against Sweden in a friendly match.
The 2013-2014 season is considered a “peak of glow” for Lovanor, as he scored 26 goals, in 27 games, in the Moldovan League, and provided a distinguished return in the European League, specifically against Sharif for the English club Tottenham, despite losing two goals, and then he moved to Al Shabab with an insightful technical look. And an elaborate choice, until his career with Al-Ahly youth ended, and finally Al-Wahda.
After 7 years in the Emirates stadiums, Levanor returned to his homeland and his club, Sherif, with a free transfer this year, and his move coincided with the beginning of the first round of qualifying for the European Champions, this dream that the Moldovans and the club have had since the first participation in the qualifiers in 1999, where the total of the team’s matches reached 78 matches In the qualifiers during these years, without success in qualifying for the group stage!
The qualifiers for this edition started against Toyota Al-Albani, and Lovanor scored a “double” that led the team to a 4-0 victory in the first leg, then a 1-0 win back and qualified for the second round of qualifiers to face the Armenian Lashkart, and Lovanor and his companions win in the two meetings with a total of 4-1. Including Lovanor two goals, which qualified the team for the next stage.
The player missed the first leg with the Bulgarian “Red Star” due to injury, and the match ended in a 1-1 draw, and he played the second leg, where the team won and qualified with difficulty 1-0 to reach the fourth and final round of the qualifiers.
Sharif faced a difficult confrontation with one of the experienced teams in qualifying for the tournament, the Croatian Dinamo Zagreb, but the Moldovans crushed their opponent 3-0, in the first leg of the confrontation, of which Lovanor scored one goal, before they tied 0-0 in the second leg.
With this result, Sherif Tiraspol qualified for the group stage of the European Champions, to be the first Moldovan club in history, after the efforts of the years, and led by star Henrique Lovanor, who contributed 5 goals in 7 matches, to be the highest in the team, and the dream come true!