Alcides Araújo Alves

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Alcides with Dnipro in 2010
Personal information
Full name Alcides Eduardo Mendes de Araújo Alves
Date of birth (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Vitória 8 (0)
2003 Schalke 04 6 (0)
2004 Santos 2 (0)
2004–2008 Chelsea 0 (0)
2004–2006Benfica (loan) 20 (0)
2007–2008PSV (loan) 30 (2)
2008–2012 Dnipro 17 (0)
2013 Náutico 3 (0)
2014–2016 Ferroviária 22 (3)
2014Atlético Paranaense (loan) 0 (0)
2014Criciúma (loan) 2 (0)
2017 Matonense 10 (1)
National team
2003 Brazil U20 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 February 2016

Alcides Eduardo Mendes de Araújo Alves (born 13 March 1985), known simply as Alcides, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as either a right back or a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, and a product of Salvador da Bahia-based Esporte Clube Vitória's youth system, Alcides had a short loan spell with FC Schalke 04 in Germany still in his teens. After a quick stint with Santos FC in his country, he returned the following season to Europe and signed with S.L. Benfica in Portugal, playing seven times as Benfica won the league after an 11-year wait; at this time he was already owned by Chelsea, which he never represented.

In January 2007 Alcides moved to PSV Eindhoven, going on to work with former Benfica boss Ronald Koeman, who said of him: "He [Alcides] is an extra re-inforcement for the defence and he can play in several positions at the back. He is tall, very thin and extremely fast." On 3 February he played his first Eredivisie match for the club, against AZ Alkmaar. During his one half season-spell he helped the side to back-to-back national championships, appearing in 21 league games in the 2007–08 campaign (one goal) inclusively as a left back.

On 9 August 2008, Alcides signed with Ukraine's FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

International career[edit]

Alcides helped Brazil win the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, in the United Arab Emirates, appearing in all the matches.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Alcides was kidnapped in Brazil, but was released after he convinced his abductors he was not a football player.[2]







  1. ^ AlcidesFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "Revealed: The new West Ham shirt that might not placate angry Curbishley". Daily Mail. 17 March 2008. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Alcides – Trophies". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 

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