Adaílton (footballer, born 1983)

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For another Brazilian footballers named Adaílton, see Adaílton Martins Bolzan and Adaílton da Silva Santos.
Personal information
Full name Adaílton José dos Santos Filho
Date of birth (1983-04-16) 16 April 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Salvador, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Club information
Current team
Miami FC
Number 4
Youth career
1995–2002 Vitória
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Vitória 36 (4)
2004–2006 Rennes 42 (0)
2006 Central Español 3 (0)
2007–2010 Santos 50 (3)
2010–2012 FC Sion 66 (3)
2012 Henan Jianye 15 (0)
2013–2014 FC Sion 14 (1)
2013–2014 FC Chiasso (loan) 26 (2)
2014 Bahia 4 (0)
2015 Chicago Fire 19 (1)
2016– Miami FC 1 (0)
National team
2003 Brazil U20 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Adaílton José dos Santos Filho, also known as Adaílton (born 16 April 1983) is a Brazilian Central Defender who currently plays for Miami FC in the North American Soccer League.



Adaílton began his career with Vitória, where he captured three State League titles. In 2004 he was signed by Ligue 1 side Rennes and went on to appear in 42 league matches for the French club. In 2007 he returned to Brazil signing with Santos FC and quickly established himself with the club helping them to the 2007 Campeonato Paulista title. In August 2008, Adaílton renewed his contract with Santos FC, until December 2009 and signed in February 2010 for FC Sion. He became a regular starter for the Swiss side and helped the club capture the 2010–11 Swiss Cup. He left Sion during the summer of 2012 for Henan Jianye. As the club was relegated from the Chinese Super League, Adaílton returned to Sion during the next transfer window in the winter of 2013.[1]

After appearing regularly for Sion, Adaílton was sent on loan to Swiss league rival FC Chiasso. Adaílton featured regularly for Chiasso in his one season at the club making 26 league appearances and scoring two goals. At the conclusion of the Swiss league Adaílton returned to Brazil signing with Bahia. After only six months with the club in which he appeared in 4 matches, Adaílton left the club.[2]

On December 30, 2014 it was announced that Chicago Fire had signed Adaílton.[3]


Adaílton was a member the Brazil national under-20 football team that captured the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. During the tournament he scored his lone goal for Brazil in a 1-1 draw with the Czech Republic on 1 December 2003.[4]


  • Paulista State League: 2007
  • Bahia State League: 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Nordeste Cup: 2003
  • World Cup (U 20): 2003


  1. ^ Adailton fait son retour au FC Sion - (French)
  2. ^ Adailton rescinde e não é mais jogador do Bahia - (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Chicago Fire sign Adaílton -
  4. ^ Czech Republic 1 - Brazil 1 -

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