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For the footballer playing for Sevilla FC, see Cicinho (footballer born 1986). For the footballer playing for Santos, see Cicinho (footballer born 1988).
Cicinho on a football pitch, standing with his hands on his hips. He is wearing an all-white kit with red trim
Cicinho playing for Sivasspor in 2013
Personal information
Full name Cícero João de Cézare
Date of birth (1980-06-24) 24 June 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Pradópolis, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Botafogo (SP) 2 (0)
2001–2003 Atlético Mineiro 59 (4)
2001 Botafogo (loan) 9 (2)
2004–2005 São Paulo 70 (12)
2006–2007 Real Madrid 26 (2)
2007–2012 Roma 63 (3)
2010 São Paulo (loan) 6 (0)
2011 Villarreal (loan) 6 (0)
2012–2013 Sport Recife 24 (0)
2013– Sivasspor 49 (1)
National team
2005–2006 Brazil 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:44, 28 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Cícero João de Cézare, nicknamed Cicinho, (Portuguese pronunciation: [siˈsĩɲu]; (born 24 June 1980 in Pradópolis, São Paulo, Brazil), is a Brazilian footballer, who plays for Sivasspor.

He married longtime girlfriend, Reem Borriello in Rome; the two have one son, Heitor. However they split and he married two more times, the last one in 2012 to Marry de Andrade in Brazil.

Club career[edit]

In 2005, he won the Club World Cup while playing for São Paulo. After that, he joined Real Madrid.

Real Madrid[edit]

In the 2006–07 season, Cicinho suffered an extensive injury to his ACL and missed over six months.[1] His comeback, to not only the pitch, but also the starting lineup, was marked on Sunday, 29 April 2007, against Athletic Bilbao. He assisted Ruud van Nistelrooy's first goal with a cross, and played a part in van Nistelrooy's second goal as well. Real Madrid went on to win the game 4–1.[2]

In the 2007–08 pre-season, the full back received less playing time at Real Madrid under new coach Bernd Schuster. Michel Salgado and Sergio Ramos were used on the right during most of Real's pre-season, and Cicinho therefore requested a transfer to A.S. Roma who had been following him for some time.[3]

AS Roma[edit]

On 22 August 2007, Cicinho signed for Roma for a fee up to €11 million.[4] Cicinho signed a five-year contract with the capital club worth from €3.6M in the first year up to €4 million in the last year (in gross salary, i.e. include tax), with additional bonuses.[5][6]

He made his official debut in a Roma jersey on the first matchday of Serie A against Palermo, as a substitute for Ludovic Giuly in the second half. Roma went on to win the game 2–0.[7]

2010 loan to S.Paulo[edit]

On 9 February 2010, Cicinho joined São Paulo on loan until on 30 June 2010.[8] This loan came after a 2009–10 season in which Cicinho received less playing time under new manager Claudio Ranieri in favor of Marco Cassetti and Marco Motta.


On 13 January 2011, he returned to Spain; this time joining Villarreal on loan until the end of the season.[9]


In 2011-12 season Cicinho returned to Roma. He was the third choice for right back behind Marco Cassetti and Aleandro Rosi. He played only 2 matches in a 2011-12 season, first against Siena and second against Fiorentina in which he was a starter. His contract expired on 30 June, and he returned to Brazil.


After playing for Villarreal CF and Sport Recife of Brazil, Cicinho, in July 2013, signed with Sivasspor of Turkey, by coach Roberto Carlos, who claimed his signing for club.[10] After one year, Cicinho had become a key player, and, in April 2014, he renewed his contract with club of Sivas for more two years.[11]

International career[edit]

He was part of the Brazil national team that won the 2005 Confederations Cup and was one of the 23 players chosen to represent Brazil in the 2006 World Cup.


São Paulo
Real Madrid


  1. ^ "Cicinho tears right knee ligament". CNN. 24 September 2006. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Report: Athletic Bilbao 1–4 Real Madrid". ESPN Soccernet. 29 April 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cicinho set for Real exit". Sky Sports. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  5. ^ AS Roma signs Cicinho from Real Madrid
  6. ^ Cicinho, traspasado al AS Roma
  7. ^ "Report: Palermo 0–2 Roma". ESPN Soccernet. 26 August 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Roma defender joins São Paulo
  9. ^ "Cicinho jugará cedido en el Villarreal CF" [Cicinho will play on loan at Villarreal CF]. Villarreal CF (in Italian). 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  10. ^ Cicinho acerta com Sivasspor, time de Roberto Carlos, na Turquia
  11. ^ Cicinho renova contrato com time de Roberto Carlos

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