|Full name||André Gonçalves Dias|
|Date of birth||May 15, 1979|
|Place of birth||São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Palestra de São Bernardo|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2012.
André Dias first entered senior football in the 1999 Copa São Paulo de Juniores, when he played for Palestra de São Bernardo. In the same year, Dias was signed by Paraná, where he played for a year before moving to a bigger side, Flamengo. Dias stayed with Flamengo only for a short time, making ten appearances before moving again, this time to Paysandu Sport Club. Following a year at Paysandu, the defender moved to Goiás, where he established himself as a strong and talented defender.
Dias secured his a move to Europe on 1 February 2010, when he signed for Italian club Lazio for 2.63 million euro. He made 12 Serie A appearances with them in his first season and scored two quality goals.
2011-12 was the season that consolidated Dias as a pivotal part of the Lazio defence. The Brazilian Centre Back coupled with Biava and Diakite and guided Lazio's defence to good success and also scored 2 goals in this season.
2012-13 Season has seen Dias once again as one of the protagonists of Lazio's surge to the top positions of the table. Under new Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic, Dias has become a backbone of the squad and together with Biava and Ciani, has formed a formiddable defence, being one of the best in Serie A.
In December 2013, after almost four years playing in Italy, Dias, under permission of Lazio, can accept proposes from Brazil. Thus, the defender, in some months - Besides of this, his contract with Italians also finishes in July, 2014 - can come back to his country. Dias desires to play again in Brazil to staying close to his family, and said that he does not have a preferred club to continue his career, even having a great identification with his former team São Paulo FC.
Appearances and goals for clubs
Statistics accurate as of 31 January 2013.
|Season||Club||League||Domestic cup||Continental||Other cups||Total|
|Total São Paulo||91||5||-||-||11||0||102||5|
- São Paulo
- 2008, 2009
- Career stats at Soccerway
- "Bilancio separato e consolidato al 30.06.2010" [2009–10 Annual Report] (PDF). SS Lazio (in Italian). 28 October 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- André Dias consegue liberação da Lazio e pode voltar ao Brasil em 2014
- "Dunga adds four to depleted Brazil squad". Four Four Two. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2012.