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Personal information
Full name Ezequias Roosevelt Tavares Melo
Date of birth (1981-01-28) 28 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Jundiaí, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Santa Cruz-PA
Youth career
2000–2001 Corithians-AL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Marítimo 60 (0)
2001–2002 Marítimo B 12 (1)
2005 Gil Vicente (loan) 16 (0)
2005–2006 Académica 26 (0)
2006–2008 Porto 1 (0)
2007 Beira-Mar (loan) 8 (0)
2007–2008 Leixões (loan) 25 (0)
2008–2010 Braşov 50 (1)
2010–2012 Rapid Bucureşti 35 (0)
2013 Corithians-AL
2014– Santa Cruz-PA
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 20 May 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ezequias Roosevelt Tavares de Melo (born 28 January 1981), simply known as Ezequias, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Associação Atlética Santa Cruz as a left defender.

His surname, a Portuguese name custom, is Tavares (de) Melo, and he played for several teams during his professional career, in three different countries.

Football career[edit]

Born in Jundiaí, São Paulo, Ezequias started playing football with lowly Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano. He would then spend the following seven seasons in Portugal, with C.S. Marítimo – where he arrived in 2001 alongside Pepe, later of F.C. Porto, Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team fame – Gil Vicente FC, Académica de Coimbra, Porto, S.C. Beira-Mar[1] and Leixões SC, the latter two loaned by the league giants after being unable to impress (only one league appearance, a 1–2 away loss against Sporting de Braga).

In the summer of 2008 Ezequias was finally released by Porto, signing with Romania's FC Braşov. Two years after, after two seasons as first-choice, he moved to another club in that country and its Liga I, FC Rapid Bucureşti.




  1. ^ Porto pair go out on loan; UEFA.com, 28 December 2006

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