Claudinho (footballer, born 1982)

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Personal information
Full name Cláudio André Santos Assis
Date of birth (1982-05-07) May 7, 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Montes Claros, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfield (Left Sided)
Club information
Current team
Racing Club
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Atlético Paranaense 132 (29)
2006–2007 Melbourne Victory 5 (1)
2007 Santo André
2009 Remo
Racing Club
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Cláudio André Santos Assis, better known as Claudinho (born May 7, 1982) is a Brazilian footballer.


After playing for RC Strasbourg as a junior, he went on to Atlético Paranaense before being signed by Australian A-League club Melbourne Victory for the 2006–07 season.

Despite arriving in Australia with the greatest reputation of the Trio from Rio (Claudinho, Alessandro and Fred) he failed to make an impact. He scored on debut in Round 1 but made just 4 more appearances and only two days after the Melbourne Victory were crowned 2006–07 minor Premiers, Claudinho had his contract mutually terminated by the club.

He cited family reasons and being unable to settle into Melbourne as the main reason's his contract was terminated, he returned to Brazil shortly after, joining Esporte Clube Santo André.