Carlão (footballer, born August 1986)

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Personal information
Full name Carlos Alexandre de Souza Silva
Date of birth (1986-08-01) 1 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Duque de Caxias, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ubon UMT United
Number 83
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 São Cristóvão
2008 Duque Caxias (loan)
2009–2010 União Leiria 54 (25)
2011–2012 Kashima Antlers 5 (1)
2011 Neuchâtel Xamax (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2012 Braga (loan) 11 (1)
2012–2013 Braga 15 (3)
2013–2014 Paços Ferreira 8 (0)
2014–2015 Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 30 (9)
2016–2017 Famalicão 27 (8)
2017– Ubon UMT United 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 June 2017.

Carlos Alexandre de Souza Silva (born 1 August 1986), commonly known as Carlão, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Thai club Ubon UMT United as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Carlão was born in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro. On 28 April 2008 he signed a three-month contract with Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube for the rest of the Série B season, joining from São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas. On 11 February of the following year he was signed by U.D. Leiria in the Portuguese second division, wasting no time making an impact as he scored 11 goals in just twelve games to help his team return to the Primeira Liga after a one-year absence; this included four past S.C. Olhanense in a 5–1 home win, on 3 May.[1]

Carlão only netted five times in his first full season, however, in 28 matches. In late December 2010, after being linked to fellow league side Sporting Clube de Portugal, he was sold to Kashima Antlers in the J1 League, and in July 2011 the Japanese club loaned him to Neuchâtel Xamax in Switzerland.

In early September 2011, still owned by Kashima, Carlão returned to Portugal and joined S.C. Braga.[2] On 9 January 2012, after having come on as a substitute for Édson Rivera in the 60th minute of an away fixture against S.C. Beira-Mar, he scored the 2–1 winner.[3]

On 19 February 2014, after a brief spell with F.C. Paços de Ferreira, Carlão moved to China with Shijiazhuang Yongchan FC.[4]




  1. ^ “Furacão” Carlão (“Hurricane” Carlão); Record, 26 May 2009 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Carlao receives international clearance Archived 25 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine.; PortuGOAL, 8 September 2011
  3. ^ Carlao bags points for Braga;, 9 January 2012
  4. ^ 石家庄签巴西前锋与富力旧将 巴西前锋曾效力J联赛; Sports Sina, 19 February 2014 (in Chinese)

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