Mirandinha

Date of birth02 July 1959
Place of birthFortaleza
NationalityBrazilian
PositionForward

Full name is: Francisco Ernandi Lima da Silva.

Mirandinha became the first Brazilian to play in the Football League when he was signed for a club record fee of £575,000. Although there were flashes of brilliance, one the most intriguing signings was to be ultimately assessed as an expensive failure.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Palmeiras 01 Aug 1987
Newcastle United 01 Aug 1987

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1987-88 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1
1987-88 Newcastle United League Division One 25
1
11
1988-89 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
1
1988-89 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1
1988-89 Newcastle United League Division One 22
6
9


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Sep 1987 Norwich City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1987 Newcastle United v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Division One
12 Sep 1987 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
20 Sep 1987 Newcastle United v Liverpool L 1-4 League Division One
23 Sep 1987 Blackpool v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 1987 Newcastle United v Southampton W 2-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1987 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
07 Oct 1987 Newcastle United v Blackpool W 4-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
17 Oct 1987 Newcastle United v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
24 Oct 1987 Coventry City v Newcastle United W 1-3 League Division One
07 Nov 1987 Luton Town v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
21 Nov 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1987 Newcastle United v Charlton Athletic W 2-1 League Division One
05 Dec 1987 Oxford United v Newcastle United W 1-3 League Division One
12 Dec 1987 Newcastle United v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division One
19 Dec 1987 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1987 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 1-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1987 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1988 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division One
02 Jan 1988 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 League Division One
23 Jan 1988 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
30 Jan 1988 Newcastle United v Swindon Town W 5-0 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1988 Wimbledon v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
13 Feb 1988 Newcastle United v Norwich City L 1-3 League Division One
20 Feb 1988 Newcastle United v Wimbledon L 1-3 FA Cup 5th round
27 Feb 1988 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 3-1 League Division One
01 Mar 1988 Southampton v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1988 Everton v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1988 Derby County v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1988 Watford v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1988 Everton v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
24 Sep 1988 Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
27 Sep 1988 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Oct 1988 Liverpool v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
08 Oct 1988 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 0-3 League Division One
12 Oct 1988 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 2-0
Agg: 2-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
22 Oct 1988 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1988 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough W 3-0 League Division One
29 Oct 1988 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 League Division One
12 Nov 1988 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 0-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1988 Millwall v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
27 Nov 1988 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
03 Dec 1988 Luton Town v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
10 Dec 1988 Newcastle United v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1988 Newcastle United v Southampton D 3-3 League Division One
26 Dec 1988 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
31 Dec 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
02 Jan 1989 Newcastle United v Derby County L 0-1 League Division One
07 Jan 1989 Newcastle United v Watford D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1989 Watford v Newcastle United D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
14 Jan 1989 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division One
18 Jan 1989 Watford v Newcastle United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round 3rd replay
21 Jan 1989 Newcastle United v Charlton Athletic L 0-2 League Division One
04 Feb 1989 Newcastle United v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One
11 Feb 1989 Coventry City v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
26 Feb 1989 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
11 Mar 1989 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers L 1-2 League Division One
22 Mar 1989 Newcastle United v Everton W 2-0 League Division One
25 Mar 1989 Norwich City v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division One
27 Mar 1989 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-3 League Division One
01 Apr 1989 Southampton v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1989 Newcastle United v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Division One
22 Apr 1989 Newcastle United v Luton Town D 0-0 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1983-84 Brazil Olympics 3
2
1986-87 Brazil 80th Anniversary 1
1986-87 Brazil International Friendly 1
1
1986-87 Brazil Olympics 4
3
3
1986-87 Brazil Rous Cup 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Feb 1984 Brazil v Colombia W 2-1 Olympics South America group 1
17 Feb 1984 Brazil v Paraguay W 2-0 Olympics South America group final
19 Feb 1984 Ecuador v Brazil W 0-2 Olympics South America final group
29 Mar 1987 Brazil v Uruguay W 1-0 International Friendly
18 Apr 1987 Brazil v Paraguay W 3-1 Olympics South America group A
20 Apr 1987 Brazil v Colombia L 0-2 Olympics South America group A
24 Apr 1987 Brazil v Uruguay D 1-1 Olympics South America group A
26 Apr 1987 Peru v Brazil D 1-1 Olympics South America group A
29 Apr 1987 Argentina v Brazil L 2-0 Olympics South America final group
01 May 1987 Brazil v Colombia W 2-1 Olympics South America final group
03 May 1987 Bolivia v Brazil W 1-2 Olympics South America final group
19 May 1987 England v Brazil D 1-1 ROUS CUP
23 May 1987 Republic of Ireland v Brazil L 1-0 International Friendly
26 May 1987 Scotland v Brazil W 0-2 ROUS CUP
28 May 1987 Finland v Brazil W 2-3 80th Anniversary


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.