Alex Monteiro de Lima

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Alex in 2012
Personal information
Full name Alexandre Monteiro de Lima
Date of birth (1988-12-15) December 15, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 14
Youth career
Grêmio Mauaense [1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Wohlen 68 (6)
2009–2010 Gossau (loan) 18 (2)
2012–2015 Chicago Fire 76 (3)
2015– Houston Dynamo 45 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 November 2016.

Alex Monteiro de Lima, simply known as Alex, (born December 15, 1988) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer.


Alex began his career in the youth system of Grêmio Mauaense. In 2008 he left Brazil to sign with FC Wohlen in Switzerland. During the 2009/10 season he was loaned to Gossau. He returned to Wohlen the following season and became a regular starter for the club as he made 48 league appearances and scored six goals in two seasons.

On April 26, 2012, Alex signed a deal with Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. He officially joined the squad on June 27, 2012 with the opening of the summer transfer window.[2] As of April 13, 2015 he was traded to the Houston Dynamo.


Alex received his U.S. green card in June 2014.[3] This qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.


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