César Prates

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César Prates
Personal information
Full name César Luís Prates
Date of birth (1975-02-08) 8 February 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Aratiba, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
1993 Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Internacional 20 (0)
1996–2000 Real Madrid B 15 (0)
1997–1998 Vasco Gama (loan) 11 (0)
1998–1999 Coritiba (loan)
1999 Botafogo (loan) 5 (0)
1999 Corinthians (loan) 18 (1)
2000–2003 Sporting CP 84 (2)
2003–2004 Galatasaray 28 (3)
2004 Figueirense 16 (3)
2005 Botafogo 14 (6)
2005–2006 Livorno 33 (0)
2007 Chievo 3 (0)
2007–2008 Figueirense 17 (1)
2008 Atlético Mineiro 20 (1)
2009 Portuguesa 24 (0)
2010 Joinville
2010 Náutico 21 (0)
Total 329 (17)
National team
1996–1997 Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

César Luís Prates (born 8 February 1975) is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a right back.

He was known for his powerful free kicks, and played for 15 clubs during his extensive professional career in five different countries, his biggest spell being four years with Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he won four major titles.

Football career[edit]

Born in Aratiba, Rio Grande do Sul, Prates started his career at Sport Club Internacional, where his steady performances attracted the attention of Real Madrid. He never made it, however, past its reserves, and initiated a series of loan moves in the subsequent seasons, almost always in Brazil.

In January 2000, Prates arrived (still on loan) alongside two other players to Sporting Clube de Portugal. All would be instrumental as the Lions ended an 18-year drought and conquered the Primeira Liga championship, and the move was made permanent subsequently.

Prates earned a lucrative deal in the 2003 summer with Turkey's Galatasaray SK, but could not settle at his new club, and moved after a few months to Figueirense Futebol Clube. After an impressive stint at Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas he moved overseas again, joining A.S. Livorno Calcio and being first-choice as the club finished sixth and reached the UEFA Cup.

In January 2007, Prates stayed in Italy and its Serie A, joining A.C. ChievoVerona and signing a two-year contract.[1] Released in June he returned to his country, representing several sides until his retirement in 2010, aged 35.


Vasco Gama
Sporting CP


  1. ^ "Cesar Prates signs for ChievoVerona". Chievo Verona. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 1 June 2010. [dead link]

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