Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa

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Kléber
Personal information
Full name Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa
Date of birth (1980-04-01) 1 April 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Left Wingback
Club information
Current team
Figueirense
Youth career
1997–1998 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Corinthians 260 (8)
2003–2004 Hannover 96 23 (1)
2004–2005 FC Basel 30 (1)
2005 Santos (loan) 15 (0)
2006–2008 Santos[1] 165 (14)
2009–2013 Internacional[2] 122 (6)
2014– Figueirense
National team
2002–2011 Brazil 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 September 2011

Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa (born 1 April 1980, in São Paulo),[3] commonly known as Kléber, is a Brazilian footballer, currently playing as a left wingback for Figueirense.

Club career[edit]

Kléber began his career in Corinthians. He was a regular team when Corinthians won Brazilian Championship twice on 1998–1999 campaign, FIFA Club World Championship in 2000, São Paulo State Championship in 2001 and Brazil Cup.

In 2003, he moved to Hannover, but he failed to establish himself on the German club and went on loan to the Swiss Basel. Kléber became a regular at the Swiss club, who exercised its purchase option in the 2004–05 summer window.

Santos[edit]

He then joined Santos on a one-year loan in 2005.

In 2006, Kléber was a part of the team that won São Paulo State Championship and, after Santos definitely purchased his contract, finished fourth in the Brazilian League. Santos won the state title once again in 2007, with Kléber delivering the cross to the winning 2–0 goal against São Caetano.

Internacional[edit]

On 26 January 2009, the left wingback was signed by Internacional. The investment company DIS Esporte bought Kléber from Santos for R$ 5 million and sold to Inter for undisclosed fee.[4] In September 2010 he signed a new contract which last until January 2013.[5]

International career[edit]

Kléber made his debut for Brazil on 31 January 2002 in a friendly match against Bolivia. A year later, he was included in Brazil team for 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. He appeared in all three matches, as Brazil was eliminated in the group stage. After missing out from the national team for more than four years, he was recalled to the team on March 2007 and subsequently earned a place in Brazil's team for Copa América 2007, which Brazil went on to win. He scored his first international goal on 12 September 2007 in a friendly match against Mexico. In May 2009, he was selected for the Brazil squad for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.[6]

As of 15 June 2009
National team Club Season Apps Goals
Brazil Corinthians 2002 3 0
2003 4 0
Santos 2007 4 1
2008 4 0
Internacional 2009 4 0
2011 2 0
Total 21 1

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Corinthians

Basel

Santos

Internacional

National team[edit]

Brazil

Personal honours[edit]

  • Brazilian Bola de Prata (Placar): 2006, 2007, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kléber". National Football Teams. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Kléber de Carvalho CorrêaFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "Santos FC 2009 annual report". Santos FC (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "BOLETIM INFORMATIVO DIÁRIO ELETRÔNICO (BID-E) RELAÇÃO PELA DATA 21/09/2010". CBF (in Portuguese). 21 September 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Dunga omits Ronaldo, Ronaldinho". FIFA. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2012.