Balbúrdia, an Angolan international on 12 occasions, arrives at Reboleira from 1.º de Agosto, an emblem for which he won two championships and an Angola Cup.
"Mário Balbúrdia brings his magic to the pitch in Portugal! The international A for Angola, twice national champion, arrives on 1.º de Agosto to delight the 'tricolor' fans", the statement reads.
The tricolors, who had already announced the signing of Brazilian striker Luan Capanni, on loan from the Italians from AC Milan this Wednesday, thus add their 14th signing after goalkeepers Bruno Brígido (former Feirense), António Filipe (former Nacional) and Guilherme Fernandes (ex-Amora), of defenders Lucas Rafael (ex-Boa Esporte), Jean Felipe (ex-Sporting da Covilhã), Rui Correia (ex-Nacional), João Reis (ex-Varzim) and Shinga (ex-Juventude de Évora) and forwards Gustavo Henrique (ex-Penafiel), Ronald (ex-Guarani, Brazil), Papalélé (ex-Montalegre) and Yuri Jonathan (ex-Capivariano, Brazil).
The team, led by Sérgio Vieira, is in a real revolution compared to last season, with 17 players leaving: Nuno Hidalgo (Académica), Diogo Santos (Mafra), Sérgio Conceição (Seraing, Belgium), Tiago Melo (Vitória de Setúbal) , André Duarte (Universitatea Craiova, Romania), Anthony Correia (Vilafranquense), Edu Duarte (São João de Ver), Afonso Figueiredo, Mamadou Traoré (FK Vojvodina, Serbia), Latón (Varzim), Reko Silva (Torreense), Chapi Romano , Xavi Fernandes (Belenenses), Diogo Pinto (Casa Pia), Miguel Rosa, Fabrício and Lubega (Proline FC, Uganda).
Estrela da Amadora, which this Wednesday lost in the friendly against Estoril Praia (3-1), has its official debut in the II Liga 2022/23 scheduled on August 7, at 11:00 am, with a visit to Feirense, in the first round.