Cícero Santos

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Cícero
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Personal information
Full name Cícero Santos
Date of birth (1984-08-26) 26 August 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Castelo, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
São Paulo
Number 8
Youth career
Bahia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Bahia 7 (1)
2006 Tombense 0 (0)
2006 Figueirense 33 (13)
2007–2008 Fluminense 80 (20)
2008–2010 Hertha BSC 63 (10)
2010–2011 VfL Wolfsburg 13 (1)
2011–2012 São Paulo 57 (9)
2013–2014 Santos 40 (16)
2014–2016 Fluminense 37 (8)
2015 Al-Gharafa (loan) 9 (3)
2017– São Paulo 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:44, 14 August 2016 (UTC).

Cícero Santos (born 26 August 1984), simply known as Cícero, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for São Paulo FC as a central or attacking midfielder.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

During his time at Fluminense, Cícero proved himself to be a versatile player. He featured as an attacking midfielder, a defensive midfielder, a wide player and a striker. Cícero featured heavily in Fluminense's Copa Libertadores Campaign of 2008, scoring vital goals in the group stages, including a beautiful free kick in the 6–0 demolition of Arsenal de Sarandí at the Maracaña in Rio de Janeiro. Cícero was the only Flu player to convert his penalty kick during the shoot out in the final defeat against LDU Quito of Ecuador.

Hertha BSC[edit]

Cicero made his Bundesliga debut for Hertha on 17 August 2008 against Eintracht Frankfurt. He established himself as a regular, playing all but one game in the 2008–09 season.

São Paulo[edit]

After one and half year playing for São Paulo, on 1 January 2013, Brazilian press confirmed that Cícero will break his contract with the club for 2013 season.[2]

Santos[edit]

On 8 January 2013 Cícero signed a two-year deal with Santos.[3] Cícero finished the 2013 Campeonato Paulista as the club's second topscorer, only behind Neymar.

Fluminense[edit]

In July 2014, Cícero re-joined Fluminense for his third spell at the club.

Return to São Paulo[edit]

In December of 2016, Cícero has returned to São Paulo.[4] After Cícero scored a hat-trick against PSTC, in a 4-2 winning match valid for 2017 Copa do Brasil, coach Rogério Ceni praised him as a key player of squad. According Ceni: "He is a 32 year-old player, that adds experience, with a good head game and a good finalization from out of area."[5]

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of April 25, 2017)[6]
Club Season National League Cup[i] Continental[ii] Other[iii] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bahia 2003 8 1 8 1
2004 25 7 4 0 29 7
2005 15 5 2 0 12 0 29 5
Subtotal 48 13 2 0 16 0 66 13
Figueirense 2006 34 13 19 10 53 23
Fluminense 2007 27 6 11 2 11 4 49 12
2008 4 0 14 3 17 4 35 7
Subtotal 31 6 11 2 14 3 28 8 84 19
Hertha BSC 2008–09 33 7 2 0 8 1 43 8
2009–10 30 3 2 0 7 0 39 3
Subtotal 63 10 4 0 15 1 82 11
VfL Wolfsburg 2010–11 21 1 3 1 24 2
São Paulo 2011 27 6 4 1 31 7
2012 30 3 9 1 2 0 20 5 61 9
Subtotal 57 9 9 1 6 1 20 5 92 16
Santos 2013 37 15 7 0 22 9 66 24
2014 2 0 0 0 16 9 18 9
Subtotal 39 15 7 0 38 18 84 33
Fluminense 2014 20 6 2 3 2 0 24 9
2015 19 3 6 1 0 0 25 4
2016 35 9 7 1 19 6 61 16
Subtotal 74 18 15 5 2 0 19 6 110 29
Al-Gharafa 2014–15 9 3 9 3
São Paulo 2017 6 3 14 1 20 4
Total 376 88 57 12 37 5 154 48 624 153
  1. ^ Including DFB-Pokal and Copa do Brasil.
  2. ^ Including Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and UEFA Europa League.
  3. ^ Including State Leagues.

Honours[edit]

Figueirense
Fluminense
São Paulo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cicero" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Lozetti, Alexandre (1 January 2013). "Cícero vai rescindir contrato e deve trocar o São Paulo pelo Santos" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Cícero assina contrato de empréstimo por dois anos e realiza primeiro treino no Santos; UOL Esporte, 8 January 2013 (Portuguese)
  4. ^ São Paulo chega a acordo com meio-campista Cícero
  5. ^ Homem-chave de Ceni, Cícero vira opção de ataque mesmo como volante
  6. ^ Cícero at Soccerway

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