Dudu Cearense

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Dudu Cearense
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Personal information
Full name Alessandro Silva de Sousa
Date of birth (1983-04-15) April 15, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Fortaleza, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Netanya
Number 10
Youth career
1998 Ceará
1998–2000 Vitória
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Vitória 49 (6)
2004 Kashiwa Reysol 11 (2)
2004–2005 Rennes 15 (1)
2005–2008 CSKA Moscow 74 (8)
2008–2011 Olympiacos 64 (7)
2011–2012 Atlético Mineiro 17 (3)
2012–2013 Goiás 23 (2)
2014 OFI Crete 11 (3)
2014– Maccabi Netanya 0 (0)
National team
2004–2009 Brazil 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 4, 2009

Alexandro Silva de Sousa (born April 15, 1983 in Fortaleza, Ceará), known as Dudu Cearense or simply Dudu, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Maccabi Netanya in Israeli Premier League.

He is known for his passing, aerial ability and tackling. He is a central midfielder who plays in the holding midfield role or as an box-to-box midfielder. Despite often being used in a defensive position he is mainly an attacking player. He has been capped for the Brazilian national team.

In 2007, Dudu expressed his wish to leave CSKA Moscow. Olympiacos tried to sign him, but failed. In 2008, Olympiacos offered the Russian club €6 million. The offer was accepted and the player signed a 3-year contract deal on August 6, 2008. In May 2009, he signed a new contract with the Greek club which would last until June 2013 with a buy out clause of €8.5 million. On April 7, 2011, Olympiacos agreed to sell Dudu Cearense to Atlético Mineiro for a fee of €1,1 million. Dudu signed a 3-year contract with the Brazilian team. On 2012 he moved to Goiás until the end uf his contract on January 2014. Goiás wanted to extend with the player but he wanted to return to Europe. On January 27, 2014, he agreed with the Greek Club OFI for 1,5-year contract.

Honours and awards[edit]

Club[edit]

Vitória
CSKA Moscow
Olympiacos
Atlético Mineiro
Goiás

National[edit]

Brazil
Brazil U-20

Individual[edit]

Performances in major international tournaments[edit]

Last update: November 28, 2006

Team Competition Category Apps Goals Team Record
 Brazil 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Senior 0 0 Round 1
 Brazil 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship U-20 7 4 Champion
 Brazil Copa América 2004 Senior 1 0 Champion

Club career statistics[edit]

[1]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
2001 Vitória Série A 0 0
2002 18 0
2003 31 6
Japan League
2004 Kashiwa Reysol J. League 1 11 2
France League
2004/05 Stade Rennais Ligue 1 15 1
Russia League
2005 CSKA Moscow Premier League 21 3
2006 28 2
2007 15 1
2008 10 2
Greece League
2008/09 Olympiacos Super League 26 3
2009/10 20 4
2010/11 18 0
Brazil League
2011 Atlético Mineiro Série A 13 3
2012 Atlético Mineiro Série A 4 0
2012 Goiás Série B 4 1
2013 Goiás Série A 19 1
Greece League
2013/14 OFI Super League 11 3
Israel League
2014/15 Maccabi Netanya Ligat Ha'Al 0 0
Country Brazil 87 10
Japan 11 2
France 15 1
Russia 74 8
Greece 75 10
Israel 0 0
Total 262 31

International career statistics[edit]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 4 0
2005 0 0
2006 5 0
2007 2 0
Total 11 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dudu Cearense at National-Football-Teams.com

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