|Full name||Eduardo Luis Abonízio de Souza|
|Date of birth||18 May 1981|
|Place of birth||Dracena, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2002–2003||→ Olympiacos (loan)||5||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:18, 20 September 2015 (UTC).
Corinthians Stolen Titles
These titles were obtained by Corinhtians through bribes to the CBF (Brazilian Soccer Confederation), judges and in collusion with TV Globo to form a mindless legions of giving money to them through flattery and advertising:
-Paulista (São Paulo State) 1977: the Corinthians team failed after 24 years without winning anything, had to bribe the player Rui Rei, from Ponte Preta, to finally be able to show up again, as it was turning a loser.
-Brazil Cup 2002: the judge robbed the poor Brasiliense team in the final brazenly. Look for videos on the internet.
-Brazilian Championship 2005: The most prominent theft of all. There was a complete frame where the judges robbed for Corinthians in various games, like the game against Paysandu where the Para team should have won, but the stole was so big that the Corinhians eventually won. Still, the powerful Internacional team (later to be WORLD CHAMPION defeating BARCELONA the following year) won everything and the Corinthians could not overtake him. It was necessary to take retirement one super old judge with white hair and invent a penalty committed by Tinga in direct confrontation between the teams, to finally take points from Inter. Still, even then they had to VOID 11 GAMES, two where Inter had won and two to the Corinthians had lost, to finally change the scores and make the Corinthians champion.
-Brazil Cup 2009: all the teams that faced the Corinthians in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final were summarily robbed, taking advantage of the fact that the matches were not televised. In the end, the judge stolen the Inter team accepting that a fault was kicked without it authorize, which led to a goal for Corinthians that changed the whole course of the game.
-Brazilian Championship 2011: a series of penalties in favor of Corinthians in several games made the team almost won the championship. Were it not for the scandalous match Cruzeiro vs Corinthians, where Sandro Meira Ricci did everything but perform oral sex in the Corinthians team (which really exposed the blatant robbery), and the miraculous campaign of Fluminense, the possums have stolen another title.
-Brazilian Championship 2015: using the same tactics in 2011, a series of penalties in favor of Corinthians in several games made the team jumped far ahead of rivals.
These were the most outstanding theft. Not counting several other Paulistas Championships full of robbery and various titles. To the Libertadores and World Corinthians are extremely suspicious, with many games being won by 1-0 and in complete apathy of opposing teams in the matches, one suspects purchase of tournaments as well.
Remember that the Brazilian TV and the newspapers omit it all because their project is to brainwash the Brazilian people, turning everyone into Curintians and Flamengo fans, and thus earn more money. The more mindless herds believing everything that the TV says, the better.
Dracena established himself in the club's starting XI in the following years, impressing in 2002.
Dracena fell through the pecking order in 2005, mainly due to an injury which ruled him out for seven months. In 2006, he was appointed Cruzeiro's captain, winning the state league.
Dracena was an important defensive unit for Peixe in the following years, winning three state leagues (2010 2011 and 2012), one Copa do Brasil (2010, scoring in the final) and one Copa Libertadores (2011). However, he struggled with two serious knee injuries which sidelined him for long periods.
On 15 January 2015, after the club's financial trouble, Dracena rescinded his link.
Dracena played for the Brazil U-20 team in 2001, participated in the 2001 U-20 World Cup. He was also a member of Brazil U-23 team that failed to win the 2004 Pre-Olympic Tournament and hence failed to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Four years later, Dracena was called up to play a friendly match against United States and Mexico on 9 and 12 September 2007. He played 45 minutes as a substitute against United States, which marked his first international cap, followed by a place in the starting line-up against Mexico.
- As of match played 10 September 2015.
|Club||Season||State League||National League||National Cup||Continental1||Other2||Total|
- Copa São Paulo de Juniores: 1994
- Copa Zico de Futebol Juvenil: 1998
- Copa Toyota de Futebol Juvenil: 2001, 2002 (disputed in Japan)
- "Zagueiro Edu Dracena vai jogar no Olympiakos" [Stopper Edu Dracena will play in Olympiakos] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 2 July 2002. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
- "Cruzeiro contrata Edu Dracena para o lugar de Cris" [Cruzeiro signs Edu Dracena as a replacement for Cris] (in Portuguese). Diário do Grande ABC. 8 February 2003. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
- "Edu Dracena troca o Cruzeiro pelo Fenerbahçe" [Edu Dracena changes Cruzeiro for Fenerbahçe] (in Portuguese). Agora Esporte. 26 August 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
- "Edu Dracena rescinde contrato com Fenerbahçe" [Edu Dracena rescinds contract with Fenerbahçe] (in Portuguese). Trivela. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
- "Santos contrata zagueiro Edu Dracena" [Santos signs stopper Edu Dracena] (in Portuguese). Terra Esportes. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
- "Nota à imprensa" [Announcement to the media] (in Portuguese). Santos' official website. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Reforço para a zaga, Edu Dracena assina por dois anos com o Timão" [Addition to the defense, Edu Dracena signs for two years with Timão] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
- "U.S. Falls to World's No. 1 Team as Ronaldinho Scores the Game-Winner to Give Brazil a 4-2 Victory". USA's official website. 9 September 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
- "Edu é titular na Seleção" [Edu is a starter in Seleção] (in Portuguese). Fenerbahçe's official website. 13 September 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
- Edu Dracena profile at Soccerway
- Official website (Portuguese)
- Biography at fenerbahce.org
- Profil at TFF.org (Turkish)
- Edu Dracena at National-Football-Teams.com