Anderson Cléber Beraldo

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Personal information
Full name Anderson Cléber Beraldo
Date of birth (1980-04-27) 27 April 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Corinthians 115 (3)
2005–2007 Benfica 48 (4)
2007–2010 Lyon 13 (1)
2008São Paulo (loan) 6 (0)
2009Cruzeiro (loan) 5 (0)
2011 Santo André 18 (2)
2011–2012 América Mineiro 18 (2)
2012–2013 Paraná 30 (3)
National team
2005 Brazil 1 (1)
Teams managed
2016 Portuguesa (youth)
2016 Portuguesa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:40, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Anderson Cléber Beraldo (born 27 April 1980), simply known as Anderson, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a centre back, and a current manager.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Anderson started playing professional football for Corinthians of São Paulo. He played at the team for five consecutive seasons, moving to Portugal in the middle of his sixth season.

Benfica and Lyon[edit]

In the summer of 2005 he was bought by S.L. Benfica of the Primeira Liga.[1] He made his Benfica debut in the 2005 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira against Vitória de Setúbal on 13 August.[2] Anderson would play alongside Luisão and help his side claim their first Supertaça in sixteen years.[3][4] He would make his league debut on 20 August against Académica de Coimbra at the Estádio Cidade de Coimbra in a goalless draw.[5] He would score his first league goal for Benfica on 18 September in a league game at the Estádio da Luz in 4–0 victory over União de Leiria.[6]

His first full season with Benfica saw him feature regularly in Benfica's starting eleven under the management of Ronald Koeman. He would play a pivotal role in Benfica's 2005–06 UEFA Champions League campaign where they reached the quarter-final stage where they would end up eliminated by FC Barcelona.[7] Despite Benfica's successful UEFA Champions League campaign, their league campaign would prove to be a disappointing one as they would finish behind rivals Porto and Sporting CP.[8] Anderson would end his first season with forty one appearances with four goals scored.

The 2006–07 season would see a change of manager for Benfica as Ronald Koeman would be replaced by Fernando Santos which changed the fortunes of Anderson's playing time. The arrival of Santos would see Anderson play less regularly. Under Fernando Santos, he would play nineteen league games in the entire season. Following the end of the season, he left Benfica for French side Lyon.[9]

Anderson signed for French side Lyon in a €4 million deal in the summer of 2007.[10][11] His three-year spell at Lyon would him featured very little. His time with Lyon would see him be loaned to Brazilian sides São Paulo and Cruzeiro.[12] In late 2010, he terminated his contract with Lyon and returned to Brazil.[13]

Return to Brazil[edit]

In early 2011 he returned to Brazil with Esporte Clube Santo André. His stay would be short as he would move clubs again in the same season to América Mineiro. His time with América Mineiro would see him be used primarily as a substitute. In 2012, he would leave América Mineiro for Campeonato Brasileiro Série B side Paraná in a quest to play more first team football.[14]

International career[edit]

Anderson's first and only cap for the Brazilian national team came on 27 April 2005 against Guatemala as he was called up by then Brazilian manager Carlos Alberto Parreira.[15] He scored one of Brazil's goals in their 3–0 victory.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 April 2005 Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil  Guatemala 3–0 Win Friendly



São Paulo




  1. ^ "Melhores reforços" [Best reinfrocements]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 May 2005. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Benfica 1–0 V. Setúbal". ZeroZero. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  3. ^ "BENFICA – V. SETÚBAL, 1–0 (Nuno Gomes 52)". Record (in Portuguese). 13 August 2005. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Benfica vence Supertaça frente ao Setúbal" [Benfica wins the SuperCup against Setúbal]. Público (in Portuguese). 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2005.
  5. ^ "Académica 0–0 Benfica". ZeroZero. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Benfica 4–0 U. Leiria". ZeroZero. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Barcelona 2–0 Benfica". ZeroZero. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Liga 2005/2006". ZeroZero. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Encarnados comunicam à CMVM venda de Anderson" [Reds communicate to CMVM the sale of Anderson]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 August 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Anderson 4 anos no Lyon" [Anderson 4 years at Lyon]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 August 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol SAD announces transfer of the player Anderson Cléber Beraldo" (PDF). SL Benfica (in Portuguese). Published by CMVM. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  12. ^ "SQUILLACI AND COUPET TRANSFERRED; CLEBER ANDERSON LOANED" (PDF). OL Group. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  13. ^ "Cleber Anderson quitte Lyon". Archived from the original on 16 September 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Paraná Clube anuncia zagueiro Anderson" [Paraná Clube announce defender Anderson]. Futebol Paranaense (in Portuguese). 18 May 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  15. ^ "Brazil 3 – 0 Guatemala". ESPN (in Portuguese). Retrieved 11 February 2013.

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