Nei (footballer, born 1980)
|Full name||Claudinei Alexandre Aparecido|
|Date of birth||2 May 1980|
|Place of birth||Avaré, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2009–2010||→ CFR Cluj (loan)||20||(5)|
|2013||→ Boa (loan)||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2015.
After solid performances in Portugal for A.D. Ovarense in the second division (he arrived in the country at the age of 21 from Guarani Futebol Clube), Nei moved in the January 2005 transfer window to Moreirense F.C. in the top level, making his club debut on the 9th in a 1–0 home win against Académica de Coimbra and scoring four goals in the season's last three games – including one in a 1–1 home draw against FC Porto – as his team eventually suffered releagation.
Nei played one more year in Portugal in 2006–07, with Associação Naval 1º de Maio, his ten league goals being good enough for joint-fifth in the scorers' list, as the Figueira da Foz club finished 11th and maintained its top division status. He then moved to Bulgaria with PFC CSKA Sofia, for €500.000: in his only season he netted a career-best 14 goals, also helping the capital side to the national championship.
Nei signed a two-year deal with Al-Shabab Riyadh of Saudi Arabia, being loaned to CFR Cluj in Romania in his second year and being a relatively important offensive unit as the team won the double. In July 2010, he was sold to Changchun Yatai F.C. from China.
- CFR Cluj
- CSKA Sofia