Sheffield Wednesday: Ex-Owls forward heads back to Portugal

Former Sheffield Wednesday forward Marco Matias has joined Primeira Liga side Belenenses on a free transfer.

By Dom Howson
Friday, 11th October 2019, 12:20 pm
Former Owls forward Marco Matias
Former Owls forward Marco Matias

Matias, released by the Owls at the end of last season, has returned to his native Portugal after a four-year stint in England.

The 30-year-old was hampered by injury problems for long periods of his Wednesday spell, limiting him to just 71 appearances in all competitions.

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The former Nacional player netted seven goals in 34 outings during the 2018/19 campaign but was one of six players who left Hillsborough last summer.

Belenenses are currently third-from-bottom in Portugal’s top-flight after winning just one of their opening seven league matches.