Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes

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Not to be confused with Ricardo Manuel Ferreira Sousa, also known as Cadú.

Cadú
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Cadú with Sheriff Tiraspol in 2014
Personal information
Full name Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes
Date of birth (1986-08-31) 31 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Andradina, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Porto Alegre 0 (0)
2007–2009 Zeta 51 (15)
2009–2013 Red Star Belgrade 80 (21)
2013–2016 Sheriff Tiraspol 59 (11)
2016– Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:57, 20 December 2016 (UTC).

Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes, commonly known as Cadú (born 31 August 1986), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli in the Lebanese Premier League. He is known for being the record-holder of most game appearances of any foreigner who has ever played for Red Star Belgrade.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Andradina, Brazil, Cadú started his senior career in his homeland by playing with Campinas Futebol Clube and Porto Alegre.[2] He left Brazil and moved to Montenegro in summer 2007 by joining Montenegrin First League side FK Zeta where he will play the following two seasons.[3]

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

Cadú and Sávio have been teammates since 2007, first in Porto Alegre then in Zeta, and both were signed by Serbian side Red Star Belgrade in June 2009.[4] He won with Red Star two Serbian Cups. Cadú has played an important role in Red Star's matches during the qualification for the UEFA Europa League since he joined the team in 2009. His first goal for Red Star Belgrade in any UEFA league was scored against Dinamo Tbilisi in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.[5] In the third qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round, he scored a goal against Slovan Bratislava.[6] In a Belgrade Derby match on 5 May 2012, Red Star won against its eternal rival Partizan by 1–0, with Cadú scoring the decisive 90th minute goal from over 20 meters out.[7] He is the most scoring foreign player in Red Star Belgrade's history.

Sheriff Tiraspol[edit]

Cadú joined Sheriff Tiraspol on 17 June 2013, through a bosman move after his contract at Red Star wasn't renewed.[8] In the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, Cadú scored his first goal for Sheriff in a 5-0 win against FK Sutjeska Nikšić.[9] He played as a starting player throughout Sheriff's 2013-14 Europa League group stage campaign, and scored a goal against Tromsø in Tiraspol. On March 21, 2016, Cadú left Sheriff abruptly due to a family circumstance.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 10 December 2016[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Red Star Belgrade 2009–10 SuperLiga 21 3 0 0 4 2 0 0 25 5
2010–11 26 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 33 6
2011–12 20 11 2 0 4 1 0 0 26 12
2012–13 13 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 16 2
Total 80 21 7 0 13 4 0 0 100 25
Sheriff Tiraspol 2013–14 Divizia Națională 23 7 3 0 11 2 1 0 13 13
2014–15 18 3 3 0 6 0 1 0 30 9
2015–16 18 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 21 5
Total 59 11 6 0 19 3 3 1 87 15
Career total 139 32 13 0 32 7 3 1 187 40

Honours[edit]

Sheriff Tiraspol
Red Star

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blic Sport (Serbian): Otišao Zvezdin stranac-rekorder: Kadu bez obeštećenja prešao u Šerif VIDEO Archived 18 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine. 14 June 2013
  2. ^ Profile in Zerozero (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Profile at fscg.co.me Archived 9 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. (Serbian)
  4. ^ "Nova brazilska veza – Kadu i Savio" (in Serbian). crvenazvezdafk.com. 25 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Crvena zvezda – Dinamo Tbilisi
  6. ^ Slovan Bratislava – Crvena zvezda
  7. ^ Kadu za pobedu Zvezde u 93. minutu at Večernje novosti, 5 May 2012 (Serbian)
  8. ^ Mozzart Sport (Serbian): ZVANIČNO: Kadu postao šerif 17 June 2013
  9. ^ [1] Sportske: LŠ - "Petarda" kraj Bistrice, ispao Helsinki (Serbian) 23 July 2013
  10. ^ [2] FC Sheriff: Brazilian midfielder Kadu left FC Sheriff. March 21, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016
  11. ^ "Cadú". http://uk.soccerway.com/. Socerway. Retrieved 29 October 2015.  External link in |website= (help)

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