César Aparecido Rodrigues

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Personal information
Full name César Aparecido Rodrigues
Date of birth (1974-10-24) 24 October 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder/Left-back
Club information
Current team
Lazio (youth coach)
Youth career
1992–1994 CA Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 CA Juventus
1998 União Barbarense
1998–2001 São Caetano 31 (8)
2001–2006 Lazio 86 (13)
2006 Internazionale (loan) 8 (1)
2006–2008 Internazionale 17 (1)
2006-2007 Corinthians (loan) 13 (1)
2007 Livorno (loan) 9 (1)
2008–2009 Bologna 6 (0)
2009–2010 Valle del Giovenco 16 (3)
National team
2001 Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

César Aparecido Rodrigues (born 24 October 1974, in São Paulo), better known just as César, is a Brazilian former footballer, who played as a midfielder or defender; he is currently under contract as youth coach of Lazio.

Playing career[edit]

César started his career at CA Juventus, a small São Paulo team at the time. In 1994 his team was promoted to the top division of the state and the team was awarded an amount of money for the success; however this money was stolen, and César was discovered to be involved, giving information about the delivery, and sentenced to 5 years and 4 months of jail. In 1998, he was released, and returned to football, thanks to the intervention of São Caetano, a team which had signed him one year before being arrested, and loaned to União Barbarense, a satellite club. When back to São Caetano, César immediately became a key player, even becoming the team captain. He then led his team from minor leagues up to the National Brazilian championship finals in 2000.

After being tracked by Lazio for some time, in the summer of 2001 César joined the Italian Serie A team, becoming an important player for the Roman team. In January 2006, after a long courtship, Inter Milan loaned César, giving him the opportunity to play in one of the leading teams of Italy. At the summer of 2006, the contract with Lazio ended. Cesar joined Inter, signed a long term contract. But César was transferred to major Brazilian Série A team Corinthians on loan. However, on December 2006, the end of Brazilian season, César declared his willingness to return to play in Italy; he signed by Livorno on loan on January 25, 2007, to replace the left of César Prates.[1]

On February 11, 2007, he played his first Serie A match for Livorno against Inter [2] He started the 2007–08 season in good form with Internazionale linking up well with Maxwell down the left flank even managing to get a goal. However, since then, he has been dropped from the squad again, and only featured against Torino, for 45 minutes, during which he disappointed many Inter fans, and was taken off at half time for Luis Jiménez, due to the large number of injuries the Inter squad had suffered.

The summer of 2008 saw César clubless, after his contract with Inter expired. Cesar did not sign for a club in the 2008 summer transfer season, leaving him clubless for the first half of the 2008-09 season. On November 18, 2008, César signed for Bologna, coached by his former Inter assistant coach, Siniša Mihajlović.[3] On 9 October 2009 he joined Italian third division club Valle del Giovenco.[4][5]

Coaching career[edit]

In August 2011, César put an end to his playing career and accepted a coaching role at S.S. Lazio, being appointed in charge of the Giovanissimi Provinciali B youth team.[6]


  1. ^ "Livorno seize on Inter's César". UEFA.com. 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved February 15, 2007. 
  3. ^ Cesar signs for Bologna Goal.com accessed November 18, 2008.
  4. ^ E' ufficiale, la VDG presenta César Rodrigues Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Cesar Aparecido al Pescina Valle del Giovenco
  6. ^ "César nuovo allenatore dei Giovanissimi Provinciali B". La Lazio Siamo Noi. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 

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