|A.K.A.||Anderson Souza Conceição, Anderson Talisca|
|Is||Athlete Football player Association football player|
|Birth||1 February 1994, Feira de Santana|
Anderson Souza Conceição (born 1 February 1994), known as Anderson Talisca or simply Talisca, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Beşiktaş, on loan from Portuguese club Benfica. He can play as an attacking midfielder or a forward.
A youth graduate from Bahia, where he arrived in 2009, Talisca made his professional debut against Corinthians on 7 July 2013, and scored his first goal in the next match against São Paulo.
On 5 July 2014, after his debut season, Talisca moved to Portuguese champions Benfica for a €4.75 million fee (agent fee included), the highest paid for a Bahia player. On 18 July 2014, he scored his first goal for Benfica on his debut in their Taça de Honra semi-final win against Estoril. On 12 September, he scored a hat-trick in an away victory against Vitória de Setúbal. On 27 September, he scored two goals in a row against Estoril in an away win (3–2) and became the Primeira Liga's top goalscorer with five goals. On 5 October, he scored his sixth goal in Portuguese league and maintained the top scorer lead. On 31 October, he scored his eighth and fourth consecutive goal in Primeira Liga, in a home win against Rio Ave (1–0), keeping the top scorer lead.
On 4 November 2014, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League, the only goal of the game to defeat Monaco in the group stage. He described scoring the 82nd-minute goal as the "best feeling" in his life. On 26 January 2016, he netted a hat-trick in a 6–1 win at Moreirense in the Taça da Liga.
In the 2015–16 season, Talisca scored Benfica's winning goal in a 2–1 away victory against Zenit Saint Petersburg in the second leg of UEFA Champions League's round of 16, to make the aggregate score 3–1. On 8 May, he sealed the 2–0 away win at Marítimo in the league with a direct free kick.
On 24 August 2016, he joined Turkish club Beşiktaş on a 1+1-year loan deal for a €2 million fee for the first season. Talisca signed a contract worth €1.5 million in the first season plus bonuses. On 13 September, on his return to the Estádio da Luz in a Champions League group game, he scored an added-time free kick to ensure a 1–1 draw.
On 11 November 2014, Talisca was called up by Dunga to the Brazilian national team to replace Lucas Moura in the international fixtures against Turkey and Austria.
Style of play
He has been nicknamed "Yaya Talisca" in reference to Ivorian midfielder Yaya Touré, but bases his game on that of his compatriot Neymar. He is also compared to fellow Brazilian Rivaldo.
- As of 30 January 2017
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
- Campeonato Baiano: 2014
- Primeira Liga: 2014–15, 2015–16
- Taça da Liga: 2014–15, 2015–16
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2014, 2016
- Brazil U20
- Toulon Tournament: 2013
- SJPF Player of the Month: August 2014, September 2014
- Taça da Liga Top Scorer: 2015–16 (shared)
- Cunha, Pedro Jorge (17 May 2015). "Benfica bicampeão: 28 com as faixas e dois à espera" [Benfica back-to-back champion: 28 with the sashes and two await] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
- Talisca é o melhor de Agosto e Setembro na I Liga
- "Players". Liga Portugal. Retrieved 2 January 2017.