Paulo César Rocha Rosa

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Paulo César
Personal information
Full name Paulo César Rocha Rosa
Date of birth (1980-01-05) 5 January 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth São Luís, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Vila Nova
2000–2001 Gil Vicente 29 (8)
2001–2002 Vitória Guimarães 16 (0)
2003 Grêmio Inhumense
2003–2005 Rio Ave 47 (8)
2005–2008 União Leiria 86 (16)
2008–2013 Braga 90 (17)
2013 Santa Cruz 2 (0)
2014 Icasa
2014– Aimoré 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo César Rocha Rosa, known as Paulo César (born 5 January 1980), is a Brazilian footballer who plays Clube Esportivo Aimoré as a forward.

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal, amassing top division totals of 269 games and 48 goals over the course of 13 seasons, mainly with Braga and União de Leiria.

Football career[edit]

Paulo César was born in São Luís, Maranhão. After starting playing football with Vila Nova Futebol Clube he moved to Portugal still a youngster, and represented Gil Vicente FC, Vitória de Guimarães, Rio Ave F.C. and U.D. Leiria, making his first division debut on 20 August 2000 against S.C. Campomaiorense; in 2003 he had a short return stint in Brazil, with Grêmio Esportivo Inhumense.

On 9 March 2008, César scored one for Leiria (eventually relegated) against S.L. Benfica in Estádio da Luz, and the 2–2 final score meant the opposition coach José Antonio Camacho's dismissal.[1] In July, after netting five goals in 29 games in his last season, he signed for Sporting de Braga.

In his second campaign with the Minho outfit, César contributed prominently as it achieved a best-ever runner-up league position, notably scoring in home wins against Benfica (2–0[2]) and Sporting Clube de Portugal (1–0[3]), two of his five during the campaign.

Paulo César appeared in 40 official matches in the 2010–11 season, including six in Braga's runner-up campaign in the UEFA Europa League. On 14 April 2011 he was sent off in the 30th minute of the quarterfinals second leg against FC Dynamo Kyiv for a dangerous challenge, but his team managed to progress to the next stage after securing a 0–0 home draw (1–1 on aggregate).[4]

In January 2013, 33-year-old César left Braga and returned to his homeland, joining lowly Santa Cruz Futebol Clube.


Santa Cruz


  1. ^ Camacho hands in Benfica notice;, 9 July 2008
  2. ^ Brilliant Braga see off Benfica; PortuGOAL, 31 October 2009
  3. ^ Braga beat Sporting to maintain championship charge; PortuGOAL, 30 January 2010
  4. ^ Ten-man Braga hold firm against Dynamo;, 14 April 2011

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