Alessandro Viana da Silva

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Alessandro
Personal information
Full name Alessandro Viana da Silva
Date of birth (1982-08-10) August 10, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Recife, Brazil[1]
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left full back/Left Wing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 América-SP 14 (0)
2006–2007 Internacional-RS
2007 Melbourne Victory 17 (0)
2008 Clube Atlético Paranaense
2009 Vitória
2010–2012 Neftchi Baku 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alessandro Viana da Silva (born August 10, 1982), known as Alessandro, is a Brazilian footballer.

Biography[edit]

Born in Recife, Brazil, he has previously played for Brazilian clubs sides Internacional Porto Alegre, ADAP and Angra dos Reis. Alessandro is a lightning-quick left-back who possesses a fine technique and an attacking attitude to the position. He was spotted in Brazil by Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick. Merrick likened him to legendary Brazilian fullback Roberto Carlos because of his pacy runs down the flank and quality crosses.

A crowd favourite at Melbourne Victory, Alessandro was used as a left wing-back during the 2006-07 A-League season. Negotiations with the Melbourne-based club for an extension to his contract broke down in early 2007, and the player returned to Brazil, joining Atlético Paranaense.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnston, Chris: Boys from Brazil, The Age, July 29, 2006.

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