Duda (Brazilian footballer, born 1974)

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Personal information
Full name Carlos Eduardo Ventura
Date of birth (1974-03-15) 15 March 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Corinthians-AL
1997–1998 Benfica 0 (0)
1998 Kashiwa Reysol 5 (3)
1999 Rio Ave 8 (1)
1999 Porto 1 (0)
2000 Alverca 15 (5)
2000–2004 Boavista 95 (13)
2005 Inter Limeira
2005–2006 Corinthians-AL
2007 Luziânia
2008 Sliema Wanderers 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Carlos Eduardo Ventura (born 15 March 1974), known as Duda, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a forward or right winger.

He played most of his career in Portugal, most notably with Boavista, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 119 games and 19 goals over the course of six seasons.

Football career[edit]

Born in São Bernardo do Campo, Duda started playing organized football at Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano and, after just one season, in 1997, moved to Portugal with S.L. Benfica, but appeared very rarely with the club in official matches. After a few months in Japan and a brief stint with Rio Ave F.C. he signed with FC Porto, but was also highly unsuccessful there, finishing the 1999–2000 campaign with F.C. Alverca.

Duda had his most steady and successful period with Boavista FC, being one of the most important offensive players in a side that conquered its sole national league title in 2001 (scoring ten Primeira Liga goals), alongside Elpídio Silva and Martelinho. After only 14 appearances in 2003–04, and no league goals whatsoever in his last two years, he returned to Brazil and joined Associação Atlética Internacional (Limeira), switching shortly after to former club Corinthians Alagoano.

After a spell with Associação Atlética Luziânia, Duda moved in January 2008 to Sliema Wanderers F.C. in Malta. This was not his first visit to the country, as he had been to the island while playing at Boavista in a UEFA Champions League second-round qualifier against Hibernians F.C. in August 2003, which ended in a 3–3 draw, with the player himself getting on the scoresheet.[1]




  1. ^ "Boavista frente ao Hibernians" [Boavista against Hibernians]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 August 2002. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ "FC Porto: Deco à solta" [FC Porto: Deco on the loose]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 November 1999. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Lembra-se deles? Há 15 anos o Boavista foi campeão nacional" [Remember them? Boavista were national champions 15 years ago] (in Portuguese). TSF. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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