Cao (Portuguese footballer)
|Full name||Carlos Alberto Correia Fortes|
|Date of birth||20 October 1968|
|Place of birth||Praia, Cape Verde|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After unsuccessfully emerging through FC Porto's youth ranks, Cao went on to play 12 seasons in the two major levels of Portuguese football, representing Rio Ave FC (second division), F.C. Tirsense (Primeira Liga), Leça FC (first and second tiers), S.C. Salgueiros (both), S.C. Campomaiorense (both) and F.C. Felgueiras (second).
He retired from professional football in 2003 with totals of 286 games and 11 goals, going on to spend the rest of his career in amateur football, which included a third spell with Leça. Subsequently, he worked as a graphic designer.
Cao was part of the Portuguese under-20 team that won the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship, with the competition being held on home soil. In 2002 it was revealed that he had in fact been born in 1968, meaning he was crowned Youth World Champion at the age of 22.
- Quando a data de nascimento causa polémica (When birthdate creates controversy); Diário de Notícias, 16 September 2010 (in Portuguese)
- Cao – FIFA competition record
- "Geração de ouro faz 20 anos" [Golden generation celebrates 20th birthday] (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2016.