* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 May 2012
Carlos Alberto Gomes de Jesus (born 11 December 1984) commonly known as just Carlos Alberto, is a Brazilian footballattacking midfielder who can also play as a second striker. He is currently plays for Botafogo. He is known for his technique, dribbling, balance and two-footed ability.
He joined Werder Bremen in July 2007 with a deal of reported € 7.8m which was a club record. He signed a four-year contract. The move did not work out for either club or player however, as he suffered with insomnia, and returned to Brazil on numerous loan spells.
In January 2008 he was loaned out to São Paulo but he was excluded from the squad for disciplinary reasons in April 2008 three months before his contract ended. In May 2008, he signed another loan contract with Botafogo until June 2009 but on 12 November 2008, he left the club because of outstanding salary payments. On 7 January 2009, he was loaned out yet again, this time to CR Vasco da Gama for 6 months until 30 June 2009. Later he signed for another 1 year on loan with Vasco. In June 2010 his contract with Werder Bremen was mutually terminated. He signed a 3-year contract with Vasco da Gama until June 2013.