José Eduardo de Araújo
|Full name||José Eduardo de Araújo|
|Date of birth||16 August 1991|
|Place of birth||Uberaba, Brazil|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|Current club||OFI Crete|
|2009–2010||→ Ajax (loan)||0||(0)|
|2012||→ Empoli (loan)||14||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Padova (loan)||33||(4)|
|2013–||→ OFI Crete (loan)||14||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
José Eduardo de Araújo or simply Zé Eduardo (born 16 August 1991 in Uberaba, Brazil), is a Brazilian footballer defensive midfielder, currently playing for OFI Crete on loan from Parma. He can also play at full-back or on either wing, but sees central midfield as his strongest position.
Zé Eduardo joined in August 2009 to Associação Maga Esporte Clube (which de facto an investing company) for €500,000 and signed a 5-year contract. Maga holds 75% of the transfer rights on him and Cruzeiro holds another 25% On 31 August 2009 he was loaned to AFC Ajax. On 9 June 2010 Ajax pulled not the sold option and he moved back to Associação Maga Esporte Clube.
In July 2010, he joined Italian Serie A side Parma on loan from Maga for €500,000 and was called up to pre-season camp. He was a member of its youth team, in although awarded no.22 of the first team. He played in 2011 Torneo di Viareggio. In August 2013, he moves to OFI Crete on loan.
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