Cláudio Adão

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Adalberto and the second or paternal family name is Adão.
Cláudio Adão
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Cláudio Adão
Personal information
Full name Cláudio Adalberto Adão
Date of birth (1955-07-02) 2 July 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Volta Redonda (RJ) Brazil
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1976 Santos
1977–1979 Flamengo
1980 Botafogo
1980 Áustria Viena
1980–1981 Fluminense
1982 Vasco da Gama
1982–1983 Al Ain
1983 Benfica
1983 Flamengo
1984 Botafogo
1984 Bangu
1985 Vasco da Gama
1985 Bangu
1986 Bahia
1987 Cruzeiro
1988 Botafogo
1988 Portuguesa
1989 Corinthians
1990 Sport Boys
1991 Bahia
1992–1993 Campo Grande
1993 Ceará
1993 Santa Cruz
1993 Volta Redonda
1994 Deportivo Sipesa
1994 Rio Branco
1995 Volta Redonda
1995 Desportiva
1996 Volta Redonda
National team
1975–1976 Brazil
Teams managed
1997 Sport Boys
2001 CSA
2006 Volta Redonda
2007 Metropolitano
2009 Ferroviário-PE
2010 Duquecaxiense
2012 Legião
2012 Atlético Paranaense (Beach soccer)
2013 Mixto
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cláudio Adalberto Adão, or simply Cláudio Adão (born in Volta Redonda, July 2, 1955), is a former Brazilian football player. A gifted forward, Adão was the top-scorer of almost every championship he's played.

His first professional club was Santos FC, where he arrived in 1972. When Pelé left Santos in 1974, the club predicted a brilliant future ahead for Adão as Pelé's natural replacement. But they couldn't predict Adão would suffer a serious injury that would leave him off of the pitch for several months.

Physicians believed Adão's career to be prematurely ended when Flamengo's coach, Cláudio Coutinho (who was himself a physical fitness expert) asked his club to sign Adão.

Santos let Adão go and, at Flamengo, he underwent intensive physical therapy. The results were fantastic and Adão quickly became an idol. Not only at Flamengo, but in every other club he has played for until he retired, hundreds of goals later, at almost 40 years old.

In Brazil, Adão played for Botafogo, Vasco, Fluminense, Portuguesa-SP, Corinthians, Bangu, EC Bahia, Cruzeiro, Portuguesa-RJ, Campo Grande-RJ, Ceará SC, Santa Cruz, Volta Redonda FC, Rio Branco-RJ and Desportiva-ES.

His international career included FK Austria Wien, Al Ain FC, Benfica and Sport Boys.

Adão further represented Brazil in the 1989 edition of the World Cup of Masters, scoring a hat trick in the final against Uruguay.

After retirement, he managed several clubs, CSA, Ceará, Rio Branco-ES, and Volta Redonda FC, his current club. As Rio Branco-ES manager, he won the 2001 Campeonato Capixaba.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cláudio Adão é o novo treinador do Voltaço - Gazeta Esportiva (retrieved on July 26, 2006)