Antônio Flávio

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Antônio Flávio
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Personal information
Full name Antônio Flávio Aires dos Santos
Date of birth (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Brejinho de Nazaré, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Ponte Preta
Youth career
2003–2005 Atlético Goianiense
2005–2006 Andraus
2007 Santo André
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Santo André 27 (7)
2009–2012 AIK 39 (7)
2011São Caetano (loan) 30 (6)
2012–2013 Shanghai Shenxin 51 (6)
2014– Ponte Preta 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:37, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Antônio Flávio Aires dos Santos (born 5 January 1987 in Brejinho de Nazaré, Tocantins) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Ponte Preta. Antônio Flávio is more commonly known as Flávio by the fans and commentators.


Flávio started his career at Atlético Goianiense (from 2003–2005), then he went on to Andraus (2006). In 2007, he was signed to Santo André and he was put on their professional squad a year later.

Flávio was in 2009 spotted by AIK Fotboll representatives and was later signed to the Swedish club. Flávio quickly formed a good partnership with Argentinian striker Iván Obolo. Flávio's first goal for the Solna club came against Gothenburg team Häcken. He added another two goals to his tally when he struck two goals against Stockholm rivals Djurgårdens IF. His celebration became controversial after he tore off his shirt, revealing an identical match shirt under it. He also caused some controversy post-game when a T-shirt adorned with "Hata Göteborg" (Hate Gothenburg) was given to him. Flávio later said that he didn't know what the phrase meant; he thought it had something to do with the fight for first place. On 1 November 2009, Flávio won Allsvenskan with AIK after scoring the equaliser against IFK Göteborg. AIK went on to win the game 2-1 away at Ullevi.

On 3 January Flávio transferred to Shanghai Shenxin of the Chinese Super League.[2]




  1. ^ "Antônio Flávio on UEFA". UEFA. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Officiellt: Antonio Flavio till Nanchang Hengyuan FC" (in Swedish). Fotbolltransfers. Retrieved 3 January 2012.