Alberto do Carmo Neto
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|Full name||Alberto Valentim do Carmo Neto|
|Date of birth||22 March 1975|
|Place of birth||Oliveira, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1997||→ São Paulo (loan)||0||(0)|
|1998||→ Flamengo (loan)||0||(0)|
|2005||→ Siena (loan)||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Oliveira, Minas Gerais, Alberto started his professional career at Guarani of São Paulo state. He then spent 4 seasons at Atlético Paranaense, which also loaned to São Paulo and Flamengo for Copa do Brasil, Campeonato Paulista and Campeonato Carioca.
In January 2000, he was signed by Italian Serie A club Udinese via Rentistas for US$6.65 million. He played his first Serie A match on 23 January, replaced Roberto Sosa in the 79th minutes. The match Udinese won Venezia 5–2. He played 14 league matches in the first season. But in September 2000, along with Warley, were found using a fake Portuguese passport by Polish officials while heading to Poland for the match against Polonia Warsaw. It followed by an investigation of Italian police, and found 2 more team-mate namely Jorginho Paulista and Alejandro Da Silva were using fake passport. It is because Serie A restricted each club could only had 5 non-European Union footballers and 3 in each match, a fake passport could increase their chance to win a contract with Italian club. However, that season Alberto played 27 league matches and scored 2 goals, as the quota system was abolished in the mid of season. In June 2001, Alberto, along with a dozen other including 3 of Alberto's team-mate, were banned, 10 of them including Alberto for a year and 3 youth players for 6 months. but allowed to remain at Italy. The ban was later reduced. On 14 April 2002, he played his first league match after the ban, but replaced by Siyabonga Nomvethe at half-time. The match Udinese lost 0–1 to Verona.
The then played 2 more seasons, for Udinese.
In January 2005, after just played 2 league matches for the Udine club, he joined another Serie A side Siena. In July 2005, Siena signed him from Udinese in co-ownership deal. He played 31 league matches that season for the Serie A struggler and the Tuscany side choose to sign him permanently in 2006. But in 2006–07 season, he just played 10 starts in 16 Serie A appearances and in 2007–08 season with only 2 starts.
Return to Brazil
In September 2008, he signed a 1½ contract with Clube Atlético Paranaense but only played 8 matches in national leagues.
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