Filipe Morais Player Profile
Debut: AFC Wimbledon (H, 3-1), 14/08/2012
A Portuguese-born winger with no shortage of Iberian flair, Filipe Morais joined Stevenage in summer 2012 after leaving Oldham Athletic. During the player’s two years at Boundary Park, he became no stranger of League One football and came to Boro’ with plenty of experience to bolster the squad.
Although Morais originates from Portugal, it was with Premier League giants Chelsea that he was to start his career. In his three years at Stamford Bridge, he turned professional but found first team opportunities severely restricted by the global talent used by the west London club.
After a loan spell at MK Dons provided Morais with his first match experience in English football, he joined Millwall. But again he found himself unable to make a significant breakthrough and moved north to St Johnstone on loan, a club to which he would later return.
Hibs pounced to secure his signature from Millwall, however, and Morais spent two years at Easter Road. Inverness Caledonian Thistle was his next port of call, but he moved on once again following the club’s relegation to the Scottish First Division and rejoined St Johnstone.
Making his return to England, Morais arguably enjoyed the most successful spell of his career while at Oldham Athletic. He made more than 50 appearances and scored nearly 10 times in the process. In turning down a new deal with the Latics in 2012, it was Stevenage who were to reap the benefits.