The boy from Brazil

 

D.O.B. 11 Oct 1977

 

Lives Brazil

 

Turned Pro 2010

 

Best Ranking Performance Last 64

 

Figueiredo is back on snooker's main tour in 2013/14 after receiving the nomination from the Americas region.

 

In 2010 he joined the long list of Brazilian sports stars to appear on TV, following the likes of Pele and Ayrton Senna, when he qualified for the final stages of the World Open in Glasgow.

 

He beat Liu Chuang and Dave Gilbert to reach the final stages, but his match live on BBC didn't last log as he lost 3-0 to Mark Williams.

 

Arguably the best snooker player ever to emerge from Brazil, Figueiredo had never played on a full size table before 2009, as most tables in Brazil are only ten feet long.

 

He was first awarded a wild card to the main tour after reaching the final of the 2009 IBSF World Championship, losing 10-8 to Alfie Burden in the final in India.