Cicinho (footballer, born 1986)
Cicinho with Sevilla in 2012
|Full name||Alex Sandro Mendonça dos Santos|
|Date of birth||4 August 1986|
|Place of birth||Jundiaí, Brazil|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2008–2010||→ Santo André (loan)||71||(4)|
|2015||→ Numancia (loan)||15||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2015.
Born in Jundiaí, Cicinho made his senior debuts with local Ituano in 2007. He then moved to neighbouring Oeste in January of the following year, but was subsequently loaned to Santo André in May, appearing in 20 matches and scoring twice during his first year, helping the Ramalhão return to Série A after a 25-year absence.
On 30 July 2012 Cicinho signed a four-year deal with La Liga's Sevilla FC, for a € 2 million fee. He made his debut in the competition on 18 August, starting in a 2–1 home win against Getafe CF.
Cicinho scored his first goal for the Andalusians on 22 October, netting the winner of a 3–2 home success against RCD Mallorca. He finished his first season abroad with 27 appearances, with his side finishing seventh.
On 27 June 2013 Cicinho suffered a severe knee injury, which took him out of action for six months. On 28 January 2015, after failing to appear with the Rojiblancos after his injury, he was loaned to Segunda División's CD Numancia until June. He made 15 appearances for the team from Soria, heading an equaliser in a 2–1 loss at Girona FC on 1 March.
- Fogão e Ramalhão empatam após dominar um tempo cada na partida (Fogão and Ramalhão draw after each one dominate each half in the match); Globo Esporte, 10 May 2009 (Portuguese)
- É oficial! Palmeiras contrata lateral de rival do Paulistão por empréstimo (It's official! Palmeiras signs full-back from Paulistão rival on loan) Archived 2014-08-10 on Wayback Machine.; Futebol Interior, 13 January 2011 (Portuguese)
- Palmeiras compra parte de Cicinho e renova contrato por quatro anos (Palmeiras buys share of Cicinho and renews contract for four years); Globo Esporte, 22 July 2011 (Portuguese)
- El Sevilla ficha a Cicinho (Sevilla signs Cicinho); Marca, 30 July 2012 (Spanish)
- Navas vale un triunfo (Navas worths a victory); Marca, 18 August 2012 (Spanish)
- Negredo devuelve la alegría al Sevilla (Negredo gives back the joy to Sevilla); Marca, 22 October 2012 (Spanish)
- Cicinho estará seis meses de baja (Cicinho will be six months out); Marca, 27 June 2013 (Portuguese)
- Cicinho ya es un activo más (Cicinho is another one active); Marca, 8 January 2014 (Spanish)
- Cicinho, nuevo jugador del C. D. Numancia (Cicinho, new player of C.D. Numancia); Numancia's official website, 28 January 2015 (Spanish)
- "El Girona amarra los tres puntos gracias a dos penaltis" [Girona amass three points thanks to two penalties] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- "Bahia oficializa a contratação do lateral Cicinho" [Bahia confirm the signing of full-back Cicinho] (in Portuguese). A Tarde. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
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