|Full name||Geraldo Washington Regufe Alves|
|Date of birth||8 November 1980|
|Place of birth||Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Póvoa de Varzim, Alves finished his football formation at hometown's Varzim SC, signing in 1999 with Portuguese first division giants S.L. Benfica and appearing in five league games over the course of two seasons, being mainly registered with the B-team in the third level.
However, when first team opportunities proved few, Alves moved to fellow top-divisioner S.C. Beira-Mar in January 2002, where he was irregularly used. After a season with Gil Vicente F.C. he joined F.C. Paços de Ferreira, experiencing his most steady career period: in the 2006–07 campaign, as Paços achieved a first ever qualification to the UEFA Cup, he played 28 matches and added three goals, including two in a 2–1 home win over C.D. Nacional on 7 April 2007.
On 5 June 2007, Alves signed a three-year deal worth €1.3 million with AEK Athens FC, where younger brother Bruno had previously played, loaned by F.C. Porto. In a 20 September UEFA Cup match against FC Red Bull Salzburg, he scored his first AEK goal in a 3–0 home win (3–1 on aggregate).
On 5 April 2011 Alves netted his first two official goals for Steaua, in a 5–0 home win against FC Unirea Urziceni in the league, with his team eventually ranking fifth and qualifying to the Europa League. In June 2012 he was released by the club, due to his high salary.
- AEK Athens
- Steaua București
- Petrolul Ploiești
Alves is the older brother of Bruno, also a professional footballer (and centre back). His father is Brazilian, while his mother is Portuguese. The youngest sibling, Júlio, is also a footballer, playing as a midfielder.
- Geraldo follows fraternal path to AEK; UEFA.com, 5 June 2007
- Geraldo Alves a semnat cu Steaua (Geraldo Alves signed with Steaua); Steaua Bucuresti, 5 July 2010 (Romanian)
- Lovitura pentru Steaua; ProSport, 2 June 2012 (Romanian)
- Geraldo Alves, doi ani cu FC Petrolul Ploieşti (Geraldo Alves, two years with FC Petrolul Ploieşti) Petrolul's official website, 18 August 2012 (Romanian)
- Bruno Alves TalentSpotter bio
- Official Steaua profile (Romanian)
- Geraldo Alves at footballzz.co.uk
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- RomanianSoccer profile and stats
- Soccerway profile