Throughout his career, Daniel Candeias has been something of a journeyman. The 30-year-old winger has turned out for 12 different clubs in his career but he looks to have found a home at Ibrox as he’s only made more appearances for CD Nacional than The Gers in his career. The fans love him and after yesterday’s game, those feelings have only got stronger.
@Dcandeias11 plays for the badge.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 3 November 2018
Candeias is one of those players who will never play for the name on the back of his shirt. The only thing that he fights for during games is the badge on the front and seeing as he plays for a club like Rangers, the fans will always lobe him for that alone. It also helps that he’s got bags of talent and is showing it under Steven Gerrard, but his work rate and passion have already made him a fan favourite.
Against St Mirren yesterday, the Portuguese winger had an afternoon that will live long in the memory. It was just ten minutes into the second half that Gerrard looked to his bench to make a chance and he threw Candeias into the action in place of Eros Grezda. From there the 30-year-old did what he does, scoring the Gers opener with ten minutes left on the clock. Then, in the dying minutes whilst celebrating Alfredo Morelos goal, the winger was sent off for a second yellow card. Although the fans aren’t holding that one against him.
You can read The Gers’ thoughts on Candeias here:
You are the epitome of our badge WATP
— AndyWW79 (@AndyWw79) 3 November 2018
Vastly improved player this season.
— Scott Gunion (@scottgunion) November 3, 2018
Quickly becoming a Rangers GREAT!
— Andrew Kilpatrick (@AndrewKilpatri7) November 3, 2018
As should all whom play for you !!!!
— sammy milby (@sup3rs4mmy79) November 3, 2018
Disgraceful decision to send of Candeias ,, !!! Great Player at the moment !!
— Gordon Smith (@Gordon97460768) 3 November 2018
— Lennox Richardson (@lennyrfc) 3 November 2018
— Andrew Sherry (@Sherburn321) 3 November 2018
The Bluenoses love Candeias and will always be willing to get behind their winger.