Adauto Neto

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Adauto Neto
Personal information
Full name Adauto Neto Calheira
Date of birth (1980-12-31) December 31, 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Itabuna, Brazil
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Baltimore Blast
Number 15
Youth career
1995–1998 Esporte Clube Vitória
1999–2001 Mobile Rams
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Mid Michigan Bucks 3 (0)
2002 Dallas Burn 4 (0)
2003 Syracuse Salty Dogs 19 (1)
2003–2005 Cleveland Force (indoor) 51 (44)
2004 Rochester Rhinos 10 (0)
2005–2008 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 100 (46)
2008–2009 New Jersey Ironmen (indoor) 21 (2)
2009–2010 Philadelphia KiXX (indoor) 20 (18)
2010 Crystal Palace Baltimore 29 (2)
2010–2015 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 92 (61)
2015- Harrisburg Heat (indoor) 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 3, 2014.


Adauto Neto Calheira (born December 31, 1980 in Itabuna) is a Brazilian soccer player currently playing for Harrisburg Heat in the Major Arena Soccer League.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

Neto came from his native Brazil to the United States in 1999 to play college soccer at the University of Mobile. During his four years with the Rams he was a three-time NAIA Division 3 All-American.

During his college years Neto also briefly played with the Mid-Michigan Bucks in the Premier Development League.[1]

Professional[edit]

Neto was drafted in the fourth round (44th overall) of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft by Dallas Burn, and featured in 4 regular season Major League Soccer games for the team in his debut season, before being released at the end of the season. He subsequently played for the Syracuse Salty Dogs and the Rochester Rhinos in the A-League.

Neto also has extensive indoor soccer experience, having spent seven years playing in the Major Indoor Soccer League and the Xtreme Soccer League with Cleveland Force, Baltimore Blast,[2] the New Jersey Ironmen,[3] and the Philadelphia KiXX.[4] He was voted the 2004-05 MISL Most Valuable Player,[5] won two MISL titles (both with the Blast), and helped bring the Ironmen within a single game of a championship in 2009.

After six years out of the professional outdoor game, Neto signed with Crystal Palace Baltimore of the USSF Division 2 Professional League prior to the 2010 season.[6] [7]

Club career statistics[edit]

(correct as of 1 October 2010)
Club Season League Cup Play-Offs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Dallas Burn 2002 4 0 ? ? ? ? - - - 4 0 ?
Syracuse Salty Dogs 2003 19 1 ? ? ? ? - - - 19 1 0
Rochester 2004 16 0 ? ? ? ? - - - 16 0 0
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2010 29 2 3 1 0 0 - - - 30 2 3
Total 2010–present 29 2 3 0 0 0 - - - 30 2 3
Career totals 68 3 3 1 0 0 - - - 69 3 3

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