Adaílton (footballer, born 1983)
|Full name||Adaílton José dos Santos Filho|
|Date of birth||16 April 1983|
|Place of birth||Salvador, Brazil|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Central Defender|
|2013–2014||→ FC Chiasso (loan)||26||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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.
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.
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.
- Paulista State League: 2007
- Bahia State League: 2002, 2003, 2004
- Nordeste Cup: 2003
- World Cup (U 20): 2003
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