Alcides Araújo Alves
|Full name||Alcides Eduardo Mendes Araújo Alves|
|Date of birth||13 March 1985|
|Place of birth||São José do Rio Preto, Brazil|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2004–2006||→ Benfica (loan)||21||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ PSV (loan)||30||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Alcides Eduardo Mendes de Araújo Alves, simply Alcides (born 13 March 1985 in São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Náutico. He can appear as either a right or central defender.
A product of Salvador da Bahia-based Esporte Clube Vitória's youth system, Alcides had a short loan spell with FC Schalke 04 in Germany still in his teens. After a quick stint with Santos FC in his country, he returned the following season to Europe and signed with S.L. Benfica in Portugal, playing seven times as the Reds won the league after an 11-year wait. At this time, he was already owned by Chelsea, which he never represented.
In January 2007, Alcides moved to PSV Eindhoven, going on to work with former Benfica boss Ronald Koeman, who said of him: "He [Alcides] is an extra re-inforcement for the defence and he can play in several positions at the back. He is tall, very thin and extremely fast." On 3 February, he played his first Eredivisie match for the club, against AZ Alkmaar. During his one half season-spell, he helped the side to back-to-back national championships, appearing in 21 league games in 2007–08 (one goal), including as a left back.
- FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2003
- Alcides – FIFA competition record
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