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Personal information
Full name Anderson Rodney de Oliveira
Date of birth (1980-12-23) 23 December 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Salernitana 27 (3)
2003–2004 Venezia 21 (0)
2004–2007 Lecce 43 (6)
2007 Hellas Verona (loan) 12 (1)
2007–2009 Catania 2 (0)
2008 Triestina (loan) 4 (0)
2008–2009 Avellino (loan) 7 (1)
2009–2011 Cisco Roma 54 (4)
2011 Latina 7 (1)
2012 Pergocrema 9 (0)
2013 Paganese
2013– Roma
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 2012.

Babù real name Anderson Rodney de Oliveira (born 23 December 1980 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian football forward who currently plays for Roma.


Early career[edit]

He started his career off in Italy, with Serie C1 side Salernitana in 2001. He made a total of 27 appearances in 2 seasons, scoring 3 goals for the Salerno based club. In 2003, he moved to recently relegated Serie A side Venezia, where Babù played in 21 games, but failed to score a single goal in his single Serie B season with the club. In 2004, he was purchased by Serie A side Lecce, where he would spend the next 3 seasons. He managed to score 6 goals in 47 total appearances for the central Italian club. Following his longest spell with one team as a professional footballer, he was signed by then Serie B side Hellas Verona F.C. in 2007. He stayed for just under one season and made just 12 appearances scoring just once.


Following his short stint in Verona, he signed for Sicilian giants Calcio Catania, where he found it hard to find any playing time making just two substitute appearances, not scoring. Hence he was sent on loan to Triestina, where he would remain for the remaining six months of the season. He spent the entire 2008–09 season on loan at Avellino, in the Italian Serie B, yet he only managed seven appearances and a single goal. He was released by mutual consent on July 2009.[1]


  1. ^ "Risoluzione consensuale del contratto con Rodney Anderson de Oliveira 'Babù'" (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 25 July 2009. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 

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