Cristiano Dias

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Personal information
Full name Cristiano Fagundes Dias
Date of birth (1986-05-25) May 25, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Machado, Brazil
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Minnesota United FC
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
São Carlos
São Bento
Desportivo Brasil
2007–2010 Miami FC 79 (0)
2011– Minnesota United FC 94 (3)
2011– Missouri Comets (indoor) 44 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of MAy 31, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Cristiano Fagundes Dias (commonly known simply as Cristiano) (born May 25, 1986 in Machado) is a Brazilian footballer currently playing for Minnesota United FC in the North American Soccer League.



Cristiano began his playing career in his native Brazil, and has played for several lower-division Brazilian clubs, including São Carlos, São Bento, Osasco, and Desportivo Brasil

United States[edit]

Cristiano signed with Miami FC prior to its inaugural season in the USL First Division in 2007, having previously played for the team's original head coach Chiquinho de Assis, and became a mainstay of the team's defensive line. He played for Miami for four seasons.

On March 22, 2011, Cristiano signed with NSC Minnesota Stars of the North American Soccer League.[1]


Cristiano is nicknamed "Kaka", due to his physical resemblances to the Brazilian superstar scorer Kaká.