Cicinho (footballer, born 1986)

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Cicinho with Sevilla in 2012
Personal information
Full name Alex Sandro Mendonça dos Santos
Date of birth (1986-08-04) 4 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Jundiaí, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 22
Youth career
2003–2004 Capivariano
2004–2005 Osvaldo Cruz
2006 Portuguesa
2006 Ferroviária
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Ituano 9 (0)
2008–2011 Oeste 13 (0)
2008–2010 Santo André (loan) 71 (4)
2011–2012 Palmeiras 39 (1)
2012–2015 Sevilla 19 (1)
2015 Numancia (loan) 15 (1)
2015–2016 Bahia 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2015.

Alex Sandro Mendonça dos Santos (born 4 August 1986), commonly known as Cicinho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Bahia as a right back.

Club career[edit]

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.

Cicinho made his Série A debut on 10 May 2009, starting in a 1–1 home draw against Botafogo.[1] He appeared regularly in the campaign, which ended in relegation.

On 13 January 2011 Cicinho joined Palmeiras on loan until the end of the year.[2] In July, Verdão bought one half of the player's rights, who signed a contract until 2015.[3]

On 30 July 2012 Cicinho signed a four-year deal with La Liga's Sevilla FC, for a 2 million fee.[4] He made his debut in the competition on 18 August, starting in a 2–1 home win against Getafe CF.[5]

Cicinho scored his first goal for the Andalusians on 22 October, netting the winner of a 3–2 home success against RCD Mallorca.[6] He finished his first season abroad with 27 appearances, with his side finishing seventh.

On 27 June 2013 Cicinho suffered a severe knee injury,[7] which took him out of action for six months.[8] 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.[9] He made 15 appearances for the team from Soria, heading an equaliser in a 2–1 loss at Girona FC on 1 March.[10]

Cicinho returned to his homeland on 27 July 2015, signing a deal for Série B team Esporte Clube Bahia until the next May.[11]




  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ El Sevilla ficha a Cicinho (Sevilla signs Cicinho); Marca, 30 July 2012 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Navas vale un triunfo (Navas worths a victory); Marca, 18 August 2012 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Negredo devuelve la alegría al Sevilla (Negredo gives back the joy to Sevilla); Marca, 22 October 2012 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Cicinho estará seis meses de baja (Cicinho will be six months out); Marca, 27 June 2013 (Portuguese)
  8. ^ Cicinho ya es un activo más (Cicinho is another one active); Marca, 8 January 2014 (Spanish)
  9. ^ Cicinho, nuevo jugador del C. D. Numancia (Cicinho, new player of C.D. Numancia); Numancia's official website, 28 January 2015 (Spanish)
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "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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