Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes

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Not to be confused with Ricardo Manuel Ferreira Sousa, also known as Cadú.

Cadú
Personal information
Full name Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes
Date of birth (1986-08-31) 31 August 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Andradina, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current club Sheriff Tiraspol
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Porto Alegre 0 (0)
2007–2009 Zeta 51 (15)
2009–2013 Red Star Belgrade 104 (27)
2013– Sheriff Tiraspol 16 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:41, 18 May 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 January 2010

Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes, commonly known as Cadú (born 31 August 1986), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Moldovan National Division team Sheriff Tiraspol. He is known for being the record-holder of most game appearances of any foreigner who has ever played for Red Star Belgrade.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Andradina, Brazl, Cadú started his senior career in his homeland by playing with Campinas Futebol Clube and Porto Alegre.[2] He left Brazil and moved to Montenegro in summer 2007 by joining Montenegrin First League side FK Zeta where he will play the following two seasons.[3]

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

Cadú was signed by Serbian side Red Star Belgrade in June 2009.[4] He won with Red Star two Serbian Cups. Cadú has played an important role in Red Star's matches during the qualification for the UEFA Europa League since he joined the team in 2009. His first goal for Red Star Belgrade in any UEFA league was scored against Dinamo Tbilisi in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.[5] In the third qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round, he scored a goal against Slovan Bratislava.[6] In a Belgrade Derby match on 5 May 2012, Red Star won against its eternal rival Partizan by 1–0, with Cadú scoring the decisive 90th minute goal from over 20 meters out.[7] He is the most scoring foreign player in Red Star Belgrade's history.

Sheriff Tiraspol[edit]

Cadú joined Sheriff Tiraspol on 17 June 2013, through a bosman move after his contract at Red Star wasn't renewed.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 March 2013
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Red Star SuperLiga 21 3 0 0 4 2 25 5
2010–11 26 5 5 0 2 1 33 6
2011–12 20 11 2 0 4 1 26 12
2012–13 13 2 0 0 3 0 16 2
League Cup Continental Total
Total Serbia 80 21 7 0 13 4 100 25
Career total 80 21 7 0 13 4 100 25

Honours[edit]

Red Star

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