Dudu Cearense

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Dudu Cearense
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Personal information
Full name Alessandro Silva de Sousa
Date of birth (1983-04-15) 15 April 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Fortaleza, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Botafogo
Youth career
1998 Ceará
1998–2000 Vitória
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Vitória 49 (6)
2004 Kashiwa Reysol 11 (2)
2004–2005 Rennes 15 (1)
2005–2008 CSKA Moscow 74 (8)
2008–2011 Olympiacos 64 (7)
2011–2012 Atlético Mineiro 17 (3)
2012–2013 Goiás 23 (2)
2014 OFI Crete 11 (3)
2014 Maccabi Netanya 0 (0)
2015–2016 Fortaleza 7 (2)
2016– Botafogo 16 (1)
National team
2002–2003 Brazil U-20 16 (7)
2003–2004 Brazil U-23 9 (3)
2004–2007 Brazil 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2009

Alexandro Silva de Sousa (born 15 April 1983 in Fortaleza, Ceará), known as Dudu Cearense or simply Dudu, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Botafogo.

He is known for his passing, aerial ability and tackling. He is a central midfielder who usually plays either in a holding midfield role or as a box-to-box midfielder. Despite often being used in a defensive position he is mainly an attacking player. He has been capped for the Brazilian national team.

Career

In 2007, Dudu expressed his wish to leave CSKA Moscow. Olympiacos tried to sign him, but failed. In 2008, Olympiacos offered the Russian club €6 million. The offer was accepted and the player signed a 3-year contract deal on 6 August 2008. In May 2009, he signed a new contract with the Greek club which would last until June 2013 with a buy out clause of €8.5 million. On 7 April 2011, Olympiacos agreed to sell Dudu Cearense to Atlético Mineiro for a fee of €1,1 million. Dudu signed a 3-year contract with the Brazilian team. On 2012 he moved to Goiás until the end uf his contract on January 2014. Goiás wanted to extend with the player but he wanted to return to Europe. On 27 January 2014, he agreed with the Greek Club OFI for 1,5-year contract.

On 5 June 2014, he agreed for a one-year contract worth $245,000 with Maccabi Netanya of the Israel Premier League (biggest contract in the history of the club). 3 weeks later it was reported Dudu is injured and was in poor shape. He was released on 22 September. He never played for Netanya in the league and only made two appearances in the Toto Cup.[1][2] He is considered the biggest flop in the club's history, mainly for the fact he never even played once in the league and the club had to pay $50,000 compensation after his release.[3]

On 10 January 2015, he moved back to Brazil and agreed to a contract with Fortaleza.

Career statistics

Club

[4]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
2001 Vitória Série A 0 0
2002 18 0
2003 31 6
Japan League
2004 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 11 2
France League
2004–05 Stade Rennais Ligue 1 15 1
Russia League
2005 CSKA Moscow Premier League 21 3
2006 28 2
2007 15 1
2008 10 2
Greece League
2008–09 Olympiacos Super League 26 3
2009–10 20 4
2010–11 18 0
Brazil League
2011 Atlético Mineiro Série A 13 3
2012 Atlético Mineiro Série A 4 0
2012 Goiás Série B 4 1
2013 Goiás Série A 19 1
Greece League
2013–14 OFI Super League 11 3
Israel League
2014–15 Maccabi Netanya Ligat Ha'Al 0 0
Country Brazil 87 10
Japan 11 2
France 15 1
Russia 74 8
Greece 75 10
Israel 0 0
Total 262 31

International

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 4 0
2005 0 0
2006 5 0
2007 2 0
Total 11 0

Performances in major international tournaments

Last update: 28 November 2006

Team Competition Category Apps Goals Team Record
 Brazil 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Senior 0 0 Round 1
 Brazil 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship U-20 7 4 Champion
 Brazil Copa América 2004 Senior 1 0 Champion

Honours

Club

Vitória
CSKA Moscow
Olympiacos
Atlético Mineiro
Goiás
Fortaleza

International

Brazil
Brazil U-20

Individual

References

  1. ^ http://eng.football.org.il/Leagues/Pages/LeagueGameDetails.aspx?GAME_ID=386298
  2. ^ http://sports.walla.co.il/item/2775045
  3. ^ http://www.sport5.co.il/articles.aspx?FolderID=64&docID=176201&lang=HE
  4. ^ "Dudu Cearense". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. 

External links

  • Dudu Cearense at Soccerway
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