Alessandro Rosa Vieira

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Falcão
Falcao Rio 2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Alessandro Rosa Vieira
Date of birth (1977-06-08) June 8, 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Intelli/Orlândia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Guarapira 47 (50)
1992–1996 Corinthians 132 (189)
1997–1998 GMChevrolet 38 (45)
1999 Atlético-MG 30 (38)
1999 Rio de Janeiro 29 (38)
2000 São Paulo 32 (39)
2000–2002 Banespa 51 (70)
2003–2005 Malwee/Jaraguá 62 (97)
2005 São Paulo 32 (40)
2005–2010 Malwee/Jaraguá 168 (224)
2011 Cortiana/Santos 28 (36)
2012– Intelli 48 (66)
Total 697 (932)
National team
1998– Brazil (futsal) 201 (339)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 15, 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of Jan 10, 2014

Alessandro Rosa Vieira, known as Falcão, (born June 8, 1977 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian football and futsal player.

In 2004 and 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup Falcão was recognised by FIFA as the World's Best Futsal Player.

After a brief spell in 2005 Copa Libertadores with São Paulo Futebol Clube, playing for the club during the first half of 2005, Falcão returned to Futsal and nowadays he represents Malwee/Jaraguá, a team from Jaraguá do Sul that won the Liga Futsal (Brazilian futsal championship) in 2005. At the end of each year, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of Futsal. In 2004, 2006 and 2011 Falcão was recognized as the Best Futsal Player of the World.

In 2008 and 2012 he helped the Brazilian National Team win the FIFA Futsal World Cup for the 5th time.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

  • Young Guns Club Brunswick West 1998 – 2009
  • Club World Championship: 2000
  • South-American Championship: 2001 and 2004
  • Liga Futsal: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Liga Nacional: 1999
  • Brazilian Club Cup: 1998, 2003 and 2004
  • São Paulo City Cup: 1995, 1998 and 2002
  • Paulista Championship: 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2001
  • Mineiro Championship: 1999
  • Catarinense Championship: 2003
  • Metropolitan Championship: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
  • Topper São Paulo Cup: 1997 and 2001
  • Football: Won the Paulista Championship and the Copa Libertadores 2005, with São Paulo Futebol Clube.

National team[edit]

He also scored 339 goals in 201 appearances for the Brazil national futsal team.

He is known for his flashy and potent dribbling skills and a powerful and accurate left foot.[citation needed]

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