Alex Alves (footballer, born 1974)

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Alex Alves
Personal information
Full name Alexandro Alves do Nascimento
Date of birth (1974-12-30)30 December 1974
Place of birth Campo Formoso, Brazil
Date of death 14 November 2012(2012-11-14) (aged 37)
Place of death Jaú, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Vitória
1994–1995 Palmeiras
1996 Juventude (RS)
1997 Portuguesa (SP)
1998–1999 Cruzeiro
1999–2003 Hertha BSC 81 (25)
2003 Atlético Mineiro
2004 Vasco da Gama
2005–2006 Vitória
2006 Shenyang Ginde 4 (0)
2007 Boavista (RJ)
2008 Fortaleza
2008 Boavista (RJ)
2008–2009 Kavala 3 (1)
2010 União Rondonópolis
Total 88 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexandro Alves do Nascimento (30 December 1974 – 14 November 2012) was a Brazilian professional footballer[1] who played as a Striker. He played in Brazil for Vitória, Palmeiras, Juventude (RS), Portuguesa (SP), Cruzeiro, Atlético Mineiro, Vasco da Gama, Boavista (RJ), Fortaleza, Chinese side Shenyang Ginde, in Germany for Hertha BSC, and in Greece for Kavala.

Goal of the year[edit]

Alex Alves scored the Goal of the Year in Germany in 2000, scoring from inside the centre circle playing for Hertha BSC against 1. FC Köln. His goal reduced the deficit to 2–1, and Hertha won the match 4–2.[2][3]


Alex Alves died on 14 November 2012 in Jaú, São Paulo, after facing a battle against leukaemia.[4]


  1. ^ "Alex Alves" (in German). Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Ex-Hertha star Alex Alves dies in hospital". Scoresway. Global Sports Media. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  3. ^ Spannagel, Lars (14 November 2012). "Ehemaliger Hertha-Spieler Alex Alves ist tot". Sport. Der Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Alex Alves, ex-Palmeiras e Cruzeiro, morre no interior de São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 14 November 2012.

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