Carlos Rodrigues Corrêa

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Personal information
Full name Carlos Rodrigues Corrêa
Date of birth (1980-12-29) 29 December 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Limeira, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1999–2001 São Bento
2002 XV de Piracicaba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Palmeiras 192 (15)
2006–2012 Dynamo Kyiv 60 (8)
2009–2010 Atlético Mineiro (loan) 20 (2)
2010–2011 Flamengo (loan) 25 (0)
2012 Palmeiras 16 (2)
2013 Portuguesa 30 (1)
2014– Fortaleza 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:46, 16 July 2015 (UTC).

Carlos Rodrigues Corrêa (born 29 December 1980 in Limeira) is a professional Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

As many other Brazilian players, Corrêa was introduced to football on the streets of his city. After playing in various junior clubs, he was noticed by the scouts of Brazilian giants Palmeiras. After several successful seasons in Brazil, Corrêa was transferred to Europe, as he was noticed by Ukrainian top-flight club, FC Dynamo Kyiv.

He debuted for Dynamo in summer of 2006. Carlos wears the number 7 for Dynamo. Scoring three goals in his first three domestic league games for Dynamo, he quickly earned a starting spot in the Ukrainian team. Following Dynamo's 2–0 victory over domestic rival Shaktar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Super Cup, Shaktar's head coach Mircea Lucescu stated on Corrêa's performance that he is "an unbelievable midfielder".[citation needed] In Ukraine Correa proved himsfelf as a master of corner and free kicks, and regularly performs them for his club.

In 2008 Correa suffered serious injury and missed some of the 2008-09 season. At that time Dynamo had changes at coaching position and the new coach Valeriy Gazzayev could find a place on a team for the Brazilian playmaker. In 2009 Correa lost his place in the first team and soon was loaned out.

On June 2010 Corrêa signed with Flamengo, on loan, for the rest of 2010 season.

On 30 July 2012 it was announced Corrêa would have a trial with Middlesbrough FC after being recommended to manager Tony Mowbray by club legend Juninho Paulista.

On 21 December 2012, after being relegated with Palmeiras, Corrêa was announced as player of Portuguesa de Desportos.[1]

International career[edit]

There were talks of possible naturalization of him to play for the Ukraine national football team.[2]

Flamengo career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 28 November 2010)
Club Season State League Brazilian Série A Copa do Brasil Copa Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 2010 - - 25 0 - - - - - - 25 0
Total - - 25 0 - - - - - - 25 0

according to combined sources on the Flamengo official website[3] and Flaestatística.[4]



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