Carlos Miguel da Silva Júnior

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Carlos Miguel
Personal information
Full name Carlos Miguel da Silva Júnior
Date of birth (1972-06-12) 12 June 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Bento Gonçalves, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1997 Grêmio 66 (10)
1997 Sporting CP 5 (0)
1998–2001 São Paulo 65 (5)
2002 Internacional 14 (2)
2003–2004 Grêmio 13 (1)
2005–2007 Corinthians-AL ? (?)
National team
2001 Brazil 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:52, 24 August 2009 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:59, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Carlos Miguel da Silva Júnior, better known as Carlos Miguel (born 12 June 1972 in Bento Gonçalves, Brazil), is a former Brazilian footballer who played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

He began his career at Grêmio in 1992, but gained prominence with the arrival of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari in 1993. He was successful at Grêmio, winning the Copa Libertadores in 1995.

Having gained experience with Grêmio, in 1997 he moved to Europe, moving to Sporting CP in Portugal, but he did not adapt to the new continent and moved back to Brazil, joining São Paulo.

In 2001, good performances saw him called up to the Brazil squad for the 2001 Confederations Cup by manager Emerson Leão. Carlos Miguel scored the second goal in Brazil's 2–0 victory over Cameroon, with the other goal being scored by Washington. Brazil eventually exited the tournament in the semi-finals. His five matches in the tournament were the only appearances he ever made for the national team.[1]

He retired in 2007 after a spell with Corinthians-AL came to an end.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlos Miguel Statistics FIFA. Retrieved 6 February 2010.