Alemão (footballer, born 1989)

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Alemão
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Personal information
Full name José Carlos Tofolo Júnior
Date of birth (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Valinhos, São Paulo state, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Eindhoven
Number 15
Youth career
2003–2008 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Santos 0 (0)
2009–2010 Udinese 0 (0)
2010–2012 Vicenza 21 (2)
2011 Varese (loan) 6 (1)
2012 Grêmio Catanduvense (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Guaratinguetá (loan) 25 (14)
2013–2014 Ponte Preta 6 (0)
2013 Vitória (loan) 9 (1)
2014 Chapecoense (loan) 4 (1)
2014 Portuguesa (loan) 8 (1)
2015–2016 Cruz Azul 14 (3)
2015–2016 Figueirense (loan) 5 (0)
2016 ABC 8 (2)
2016 Botafogo-SP 15 (7)
2016– FC Eindhoven 13 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 February 2016.

José Carlos Tofolo Júnior, commonly known as Alemão (born 2 March 1989), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for FC Eindhoven. He also holds Italian nationality.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Alemão started his career at Santos, and signed a professional contract with club in 2005.[2] He made his first team debut on 31 January 2008, starting in a 1–2 Campeonato Paulista loss against Grêmio Barueri,[3] due to Kléber Pereira's injury.[4] Alemão scored his first goal for Peixe four days later, in a 1–1 draw against Paulista FC.[5]

Udinese/Varese and loans[edit]

In July 2008 he was signed by Serie A club Udinese on a reported free transfer,[6] with performance based fees.[7] However, Alemão was not registered in Lega Calcio as the club did not had an extra non-EU signing quota (Udinese signed Ricardo Chará, Dušan Basta, Alexis Sánchez and Odion Ighalo that season but only the last 2 were officially registered in the League Office). Santos also submitted a new contract to Brazilian Football Confederation BID-E system to document a new contract which last until 2011 on 28 July. Alemão was only officially signed for Udinese in June 2009, and never appeared for Santos neither in 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A nor 2009 Campeonato Paulista, due to a dispute with the club's board.

With Udinese, Alemão played for its Primavera under-20 team as an overage player.[8] In July 2010 he was sold to Serie B club Vicenza in co-ownership deal, for €400,000.[9][10] Alemão made his debut abroad on 20 August 2010, replacing Alain Baclet in the 66th minute of a 0–2 Serie B loss against Atalanta.[11]

On 31 January 2011, he was swapped with Marco Cellini of Varese.[12][13] In June 2011 Udinese gave up the remain 50% registration rights for free.

Back to Brazil[edit]

In January 2012 Alemão returned to Brazil, signing a temporary deal with Grêmio Catanduvense.[14] He moved to Guaratinguetá until December in mid-2012.[citation needed] After scoring regularly he moved to neighbouring Ponte Preta.[15]

After only appearing sparingly in 2013 Série A, Alemão was loaned to fellow league team Vitória. He subsequently was loaned to Chapecoense[16] and Portuguesa[17] in the following year, he scored 8 goals in total in Serie league and State league.

Cruz Azul[edit]

On 12 December 2014 Alemão signed for Liga MX side Cruz Azul.[18] He got 3 goals and 4 assists during 14 games but Figueirense wants him to play in the club as loan.[citation needed]

Second Return to Brazil[edit]

In 2015, he returned to Brazil again for Figueirense. He then signed by ABC Futebol Clube and Ribeirão Preto based Botafogo Futebol Clube.

FC Eindhoven[edit]

In 2016, he moved to Europe again for Dutch club FC Eindhoven.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "José Carlos Tofolo Júnior (Alemão)" (in Dutch). FC Eindhoven. 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "BID ACUMULATIVO SÉRIE A /2005". Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF). 8 November 2005. Archived from the original on 29 May 2006. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Match Report: Santos 1–2 Grêmio Barueri". Federação Paulista de Futebol (FPF) (in Portuguese). 31 January 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Santos FC enfrenta Barueri nesta quinta-feira (31)". Santos FC (in Portuguese). 31 January 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Match Report: Paulista 1–1 Santos". FPF (in Portuguese). 3 February 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Alemão troca a Vila pelo futebol italiano" [Alemão changes Vila for Italian football]. GloboEsporte.com (in Portuguese). 26 July 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Udinese: Alemão, il nuovo Kakà è in arrivo" [Udinese: Alemão, the new Kaká arrives]. Calcio Blog (in Italian). 30 June 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Udinese Reserves qualify for the round of eight". Udinese Calcio. udinese.it. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  9. ^ Vicenza Calcio Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (Italian), CCIAA
  10. ^ "Alemao in biancorosso. Di Cesare al Torino" [Alemão is biancorosso. Di Cesare to Torino]. Vicenza Calcio (in Italian). 16 July 2010. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Atalanta-Vicenza 2–0". Vicenza Calcio (in Italian). 20 August 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Arrivano Cellini, Morosini e Frattali. Tutte le operazioni" [Arrives Cellini, Morosini and Frattali. All transfers]. Vicenza Calcio (in Italian). 31 January 2011. Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "Chiuso il mercato: ecco le operazioni ufficiali" [Transfer market: all the official transfers]. AS Varese 1910 (in Italian). 31 January 2011. Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "Alemao in prestito al Gremio Catanduvense" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Atacante Alemão está liberado para vestir a camisa alvinegra neste sábado" (in Portuguese). Associação Atlética Ponte Preta. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "Empréstimos de Alemão e Rafael Ratão são oficializados" (in Portuguese). Associação Atlética Ponte Preta. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  17. ^ "Alemão é emprestado para a Portuguesa" (in Portuguese). Associação Atlética Ponte Preta. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Alemão, ex-Santos e Ponte Preta, fecha com Cruz Azul do México" [Alemão, former Santos and Ponte Preta player, signs with Mexican Cruz Azul] (in Portuguese). Terra. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 

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