Claiton (footballer, born 1984)
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|Full name||Claiton Machado dos Santos|
|Date of birth||7 September 1984|
|Place of birth||Santa Helena de Goiás, Brazil|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Central Defender|
|2004–2005||→ Prato (loan)||1||(0)|
|2005–2006||→ Lecco (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:39, 19 July 2016 (UTC).
Bologna, Milan and loans
Claiton started his professional football career at Bologna and played once in Serie A, on 17 June 2001. Bologna lost to Internazionale 1−2. In January 2002, he was signed by A.C. Milan and played for their Primavera team. He also featured as an unused bench for Milan in Serie A on 24 May 2003, the 3rd last match of the season and the match before the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final and 2003 Coppa Italia Final. Milan used 4 Primavera Team player as starter and another 7 players at bench. In 2003-04 season, he remain the member of U20 youth team.
In the summer of 2006, he joined Serie C2 side Varese in a co-ownership deal for €500. He was not the absolute starter of the team, but also played 28 league matches at the champions winning 2008-09 season. In 2009–10 season, he played 20 league matches as starter in 25 league appearance. Varese promotion to Serie B in 2010.
On 29 July 2014, Claiton was signed by Serie B club Crotone on a free transfer. At the end of the 2015–16 season he was initially released by Crotone, but on 14 July 2016 he signed a new two-year contract with the club.
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