Cássio Albuquerque dos Anjos

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Cássio
Personal information
Full name Cássio Albuquerque dos Anjos
Date of birth (1980-08-12) 12 August 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Rio Ave
Number 1
Youth career
1999–2000 Olaria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Olaria
2002 Bangu
2003 Macaé
2003–2004 Olaria
2004 América-RJ
2004–2007 Vasco Gama 53 (0)
2008 Macaé
2008–2013 Paços Ferreira 127 (0)
2013–2014 Arouca 27 (0)
2014– Rio Ave 61 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2016.

Cássio Albuquerque dos Anjos (born 12 August 1980), known simply as Cássio, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Rio Ave F.C. as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

During most of his career in his homeland, Rio de Janeiro-born Cássio played mostly for modest clubs. He did however represent Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama during four Série A seasons, playing 35 games in 2006 to help his team to the sixth position.

In 2008, Cássio moved to Portugal and joined F.C. Paços de Ferreira, being first-choice during most of his spell with the Primeira Liga side. He was also the starter during the 2010–11 edition of the domestic League Cup, where his team lost in the final against S.L. Benfica.[1]

Cássio did not miss one single minute of action in the 2012–13, as Paços finished a best-ever third and qualified to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history. He only conceded 29 goals during the season, notably keeping a clean sheet in a 1–0 home win over Sporting Clube de Portugal.[2]

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