Edcarlos with Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma in 2013
|Full name||Edcarlos Conceição Santos|
|Date of birth||May 10, 1985|
|Place of birth||Salvador, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2008–2009||→ Fluminense (loan)||24||(1)|
|2010–2011||→ Cruzerio (loan)||24||(1)|
|2013||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||17||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:12, 20 October 2015 (UTC).
Edcarlos comes from the youth of São Paulo. In 2004, he joined the first team of the club, being part of the historic 2005 team that conquered the Campeonato Paulista and the Copa Libertadores and then the FIFA Club World Cup. He played the two games at the Club World Cup, helping São Paulo win the title for the first time in the club's history. The following year, he helped the team win their first Campeonato Brasileiro since 1991.
In 2007, he moved to Europe and signed with the Portuguese club Benfica in August 2007 for €1.8M. Under coach José Antonio Camacho he was a regular player and played among other things in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup, partnering with Luisão, due to David Luiz injury. However his performances were subpar and he moved on loan the following year, returning to his native Brazil, to Fluminense. After good performances in the first six months, he gradually lost his place, after getting less and less games.
- São Paulo
- Campeonato Paulista: 2005
- Copa Libertadores: 2005
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2005
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2006
- Atlético Mineiro
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- "Edcarlos emprestado ao Fluminense". expresso.sapo.pt. 29 August 2008.
- "Benfica: Edcarlos não continua no Fluminense e vai ser vendido". Maisfutebol. 30 December 2009.
- "Edcarlos assina pelo Cruz Azul". Record. 9 January 2010.
- "Registrado na CBF, Edcarlos já pode reforçar o Cruzeiro no clássico". esporte.uol.com.br. 29 July 2010.
- "Grêmio anuncia contratação do zagueiro Edcarlos". globoesporte. 9 August 2011.