Emerson (footballer, born 1980)

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Personal information
Full name Emerson Ramos Borges
Date of birth (1980-08-16) 16 August 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Joinville, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Caxias 12 (3)
2002–2003 Jalesense 25 (13)
2003–2004 Atletico Calcio 20 (3)
2004–2008 Nuorese 96 (28)
2008 Taranto 11 (3)
2008–2011 Lumezzane 88 (7)
2011–2012 Reggina 38 (2)
2012–2016 Livorno 118 (7)
2016– Padova 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:48, 29 August 2016 (UTC).

Emerson Ramos Borges (born 16 August 1980) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defender for Italian club Padova.


Born in Pirabeiraba, Joinville, Santa Catarina, Emerson started his professional career with Caxias.

In 2003, he left for Italy.[1] As he was not a European Union citizen, Emerson only able to play for amateur side, starting at Atletico Calcio of Serie D


Emerson next joined Nuorese of Eccellenza Sardinia. He won twice promotion for the Sardinian side, which followed the team promoted to Serie C2 in 2006, which also made Emerson registered as professional players and able to sign by any Italian professional clubs, as FIGC only forbidden clubs signing non–EU players from abroad and from amateur league, except Serie A clubs had 1 conditional quota (for replacing non-EU players that sold abroad or released). Emerson was benefited to the clause that Serie D clubs which promoted to Serie C2 can hire their amateur non–EU players in previous season as professional players. Emerson then scored 9 league goals for Nuorese in professional league in 1½ seasons before left the club in January 2008.


In January 2008, Emerson was transferred to Serie C1 side Taranto Sport in co-ownership deal.[2] He made 11 appearances in the Italian 3rd highest level, and Taranto bought him outright by made higher bid in a closed tender between the 2 clubs.[3]


But in July 2008, he was loaned to Lumezzane of Prima Divisione Group A from Taranto (Group B),[4] which became a co-ownership deal later. He was the regular starter of the team, and scored 5 goals in 2009–10 Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

On 25 June 2010, Lumezzane failed to agree a price for the remain 50% registration rights, thus the clubs submitted their bid in envelope to buy the rights from the opposite side (i.e. a closed tender).[5] On 30 June, the envelopes opened in Lega Pro headquarter, and Lumezzane made a higher bid to buy Emerson outright.[6][7]

On 13 July 2010, he signed a new three-year contract with Lumezzane.[8]


On 18 August 2011, he signed with Serie B club Reggina.[9]


text-On 21 August 2012, he moved to Livorno on a free transfer.[citation needed] He scored his first goal in Serie A with a "stinging drive from 30 yards (27 m)" in a 3–3 draw with Torino on 30 October 2013,[10] describing it as "absolutely the best goal of my career", then produced arguably a better one against Cagliari the following February: "collecting possession 40 metres from goal, [he] shifted the ball out of his feet and smashed an unstoppable left-footed effort into the top corner".[11]



  1. ^ "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2003". CBF (in Italian). 10 December 2004. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Longari, Gianluigi (31 January 2008). "UFFICIALE: Emerson al Taranto". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Risoluzione Accordi di Partecipazione ed esito buste" (PDF). Lega Pro (in Italian). ca. 1 July 2008. Archived from the original (in PDF) on 1 July 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Felicetti, Daniele (20 July 2008). "UFFICIALE: due colpi per il Lumezzane". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Il Lumezzane va alle buste per Emerson". AC Lumezzane (in Italian). 26 June 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Emerson e' del Lume......anche Lo Iacono e Marconi". AC Lumezzane (in Italian). 30 June 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Comproprieta’, il quadro definitivo". AS Taranto Calcio (in Italian). 30 June 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Emerson firma un triennale". AC Lumezzane (in Italian). 13 July 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Reggina Calcio (in Italian). 13 July 2010 http://www.regginacalcio.com/news/archivio-stagione/4314-emerson-e-della-reggina.html. Retrieved 27 July 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Livorno denied by Torino". Sky Sports. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ibrahimović, Salzburg, Fiorentina's driving force". UEFA. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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