Filipe Machado

Filipe Machado
Personal information
Full name Filipe José Machado
Date of birth (1984-03-13)13 March 1984
Place of birth Gravataí, Brazil
Date of death 28 November 2016(2016-11-28) (aged 32)
Place of death La Unión, Colombia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Internacional 0 (0)
2004Fluminense (loan) 1 (0)
2005Esportivo (loan) 0 (0)
2006–2007 Pontevedra 35 (0)
2007–2009 CSKA Sofia 37 (2)
2009–2010 Salernitana 7 (0)
2010–2011 Inter Baku 9 (0)
2011 Al Dhafra 3 (0)
2011 Duque de Caxias 11 (0)
2012 Resende 14 (0)
2012 Guaratinguetá 8 (0)
2012–2013 Fujairah ? (?)
2014–2015 Macaé 35 (1)
2015–2016 Saba Qom 28 (0)
2016 Chapecoense 16 (1)
Total 204 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 November 2016.

Filipe José Machado (13 March 1984 – 28 November 2016) was a Brazilian footballer who last played for Chapecoense as a defender.

Club career


He played the first half of the 2005 season for Esportivo.[1] at Campeonato Gaúcho and 2005 Copa do Brasil.


On 8 August 2006, he left for Spanish club Pontevedra CF at Segunda División B.[2]

In the summer of 2007, he was first signed by U.D. Leiria, but due to a dispute with the head coach, he left for Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia. Machado appeared in 37 matches for the club, contributing with 2 goals. He also scored the winning goal for CSKA Sofia against Levski Sofia in the Eternal Derby during their first meeting of the 2007-08 A PFG season.[3] He stayed there until August 2009, contributing to the club's record 31st league title.

As a free agent, and following a trial period, Filipe Machado signed a 1+2-year contract with Serie B side Salernitana in August 2009.[4]

He was released in January 2010 after Machado trailed at Albacete Balompié[5] and not received any wage from Salernitana.[6] But the deal with the Spanish club has failed.

In 2010–11 season he left for Inter Baku.

In February 2011 he moved to the United Arab Emirates for Al Dhafra Sports & Culture Club.

In the summer of 2015 he joined Persian Gulf Pro League side Saba Qom.

Return to Brazil

In 2016 Filipe Machado returned back to Brazil to play for Chapecoense.


Machado was one of 71 fatalities on 28 November 2016, when Chapecoense were on route to the first leg of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana Finals to play against Atlético Nacional in Medellín.[7]

Following the tragic accident, Machado's former club CSKA Sofia announced that part of the ticket revenue from their upcoming Bulgarian First League fixture against Pirin Blagoevgrad would be donated to Machado's family.[8] CSKA Sofia supporters also gathered to pay tribute to Machado and that of his Chapecoense teammates in front of the Brazilian embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria.[9]


CSKA Sofia
Inter Baku


  1. "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2006". CBF (in Portuguese). 22 January 2007. Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  2. "Фелипе Машадо: Пак ще вкарам на "Левски". (in Bulgarian). 13 April 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  3. "Ingaggiati Machado e Bastrini" (in Italian). Salernitana Calcio 1919. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
  4. "Machado, risoluzione contrattuale" (in Italian). Salernitana Calcio 1919. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  5. "Ex-Fluminense rescinde contrato na Itália e quer voltar ao Brasil" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  6. "Colombia plane crash: Fans gather to mourn Chapecoense footballers among 75 killed". The Guardian. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  7. "Ticket information about the match with Pirin". CSKA Sofia. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  8. "CSKA fans honoured the memory of Filipe Machado". CSKA Sofia. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
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