Forest Green swooped to sign the experienced Magno Vieira at the end of the 2011-12 season after the Brazilian attacker had secured another promotion out of the Conference Premier with Fleetwood Town. Magno signed a three year contract at The New Lawn signalling the clubs ambition as a key factor behind his move.
Born in Brazil, Magno began his career at Wigan Athletic and spent time on loan with Northampton Town and Carlisle United – with whom he earned a Conference play-off final winners medal, helping the Cumbrians back in to the Football League. Without making a senior appearance for Wigan, he left and spent a year with Barnet before later moving to Crawley Town, with a loan spell at Cambridge United.
Magno then stepped back up into the Football League following his release by Crawley and signed for Wycombe Wanderers before a spell with Ebbsfleet United won him the January Conference Premier ‘Player of the Month’ award and the ‘Supporters Player of the Year’ award from the Ebbsfleet fans.
Ambitious Fleetwood Town signed him for two seasons, finishing as top goal scorer at the club in their 2010-11 campaign and helping them to promotion to the Football League the following season.
In all Vieira has scored more than 80 times in his career.
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