|Full name||Alessandro Silva de Sousa|
|Date of birth||April 15, 1983|
|Place of birth||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Central Midfielder|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:36, 16 August 2015 (UTC).
He is known for his passing, aerial ability and tackling. He is a central midfielder who plays in the holding midfield role or as an box-to-box midfielder. Despite often being used in a defensive position he is mainly an attacking player. He has been capped for the Brazilian national team.
In 2007, Dudu expressed his wish to leave CSKA Moscow. Olympiacos tried to sign him, but failed. In 2008, Olympiacos offered the Russian club €6 million. The offer was accepted and the player signed a 3-year contract deal on August 6, 2008. In May 2009, he signed a new contract with the Greek club which would last until June 2013 with a buy out clause of €8.5 million. On April 7, 2011, Olympiacos agreed to sell Dudu Cearense to Atlético Mineiro for a fee of €1,1 million. Dudu signed a 3-year contract with the Brazilian team. On 2012 he moved to Goiás until the end uf his contract on January 2014. Goiás wanted to extend with the player but he wanted to return to Europe. On January 27, 2014, he agreed with the Greek Club OFI for 1,5-year contract.
On June 5, 2014, he agreed for a one-year contract worth $245,000 with Maccabi Netanya of the Israel Premier League (biggest contract in the history of the club). 3 weeks later it was reported Dudu is injured and was in poor shape. He was released on September 22. He never played for Netanya in the league and only made two appreances in the Toto Cup. He is considered the biggest flop in the club's history, mainly for the fact he never even played once in the league and the club had to pay $50,000 compensation after his release.
On January 10, 2015, he moved back to Brazil and agreed to a contract with Fortaleza.
Honours and awards
- Supercampeonato Baiano Winner: 2002
- Campeonato Baiano Winner: 2002, 2003
- Copa do Nordeste Winner: 2003
- CSKA Moscow
- UEFA Super Cup Runner-up: 2005
- Russian Premier League Winner: 2005, 2006
- Russian Super Cup Winner: 2006, 2007
- Russian Cup Winner: 2005/2006, 2008
- Atlético Mineiro
- Copa América Winner: 2004
- Brazil U-20
- FIFA World Youth Championship Winner: 2003
- FIFA World Youth Championship Top scorer: 4 goals
Performances in major international tournaments
Last update: November 28, 2006
|Brazil||2003 FIFA Confederations Cup||Senior||0||0||Round 1|
|Brazil||2003 FIFA World Youth Championship||U-20||7||4||Champion|
|Brazil||Copa América 2004||Senior||1||0||Champion|
Club career statistics
|2004||Kashiwa Reysol||J. League 1||11||2|
|2004/05||Stade Rennais||Ligue 1||15||1|
|2005||CSKA Moscow||Premier League||21||3|
|2011||Atlético Mineiro||Série A||13||3|
|2012||Atlético Mineiro||Série A||4||0|
|2014/15||Maccabi Netanya||Ligat Ha'Al||0||0|
International career statistics
|Brazil national team|