Cicinho playing for Sivasspor in 2013
|Full name||Cícero João de Cézare|
|Date of birth||24 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Pradópolis, Brazil|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2001||→ Botafogo (loan)||9||(2)|
|2010||→ São Paulo (loan)||6||(0)|
|2011||→ Villarreal (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:30, 29 September 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
In the 2006–07 season, Cicinho suffered an extensive injury to his ACL and missed over six months. His comeback, to not only the pitch, but also the starting lineup, was marked on Sunday, 29 April 2007, against Athletic Bilbao. He assisted Ruud van Nistelrooy's first goal with a cross, and played a part in van Nistelrooy's second goal as well. Real Madrid went on to win the game 4–1.
In the 2007–08 pre-season, the full back received less playing time at Real Madrid under new coach Bernd Schuster. Michel Salgado and Sergio Ramos were used on the right during most of Real's pre-season, and Cicinho therefore requested a transfer to A.S. Roma who had been following him for some time.
On 22 August 2007, Cicinho signed for Roma for a fee up to €11 million. Cicinho signed a five-year contract with the capital club worth from €3.6M in the first year up to €4 million in the last year (in gross salary, i.e. include tax), with additional bonuses.
2010 loan to São Paulo
On 9 February 2010, Cicinho joined São Paulo on loan until on 30 June 2010. This loan came after a 2009–10 season in which Cicinho received less playing time under new manager Claudio Ranieri in favor of Marco Cassetti and Marco Motta.
In 2011–12 season Cicinho returned to Roma. He was the third choice for right back behind Marco Cassetti and Aleandro Rosi. He played only 2 matches in a 2011–12 season, first against Siena and second against Fiorentina in which he was a starter. His contract expired on 30 June, and he returned to Brazil.
After playing for Villarreal CF and Sport Recife of Brazil, Cicinho, in July 2013, signed with Sivasspor of Turkey, by coach Roberto Carlos, who claimed his signing for club. After one year, Cicinho had become a key player, and, in April 2014, he renewed his contract with club of Sivas for two more years.
In addition to being Brazilian, he is also an Italian citizen, having a grandfather from Tione degli Abruzzi in Abruzzo whose last name was "De Cesare", then poorly transcribed as De Cézare by the registry office. In July 2016, he told for ESPN Brazil that he was an alcoholic when he played for Real Madrid and AS Roma.
- As of 1 March 2015
- São Paulo
- Real Madrid
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