Erivaldo Antonio Saraiva

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In this name, the family name is Saraiva, not Valdo.
Erivaldo S.
Personal information
Full name Erivaldo Antonio Saraiva
Date of birth (1980-11-22) November 22, 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Cubatão, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 São Vicente ? (?)
2003 Palmeiras ? (?)
2004 Juventus AC ? (?)
2004 Rio Branco EC ? (?)
2005 Jataiense ? (?)
2005 EC Pelotas ? (?)
2006 Nova Iguaçu ? (?)
2006 Moto Club 9 (1)
2007 Atlético Sorocaba ? (?)
2007 Luziânia ? (?)
2007 CS Hammam-Lif 15 (3)
2008-2009 Hangzhou Greentown 49 (23)
2010 Beijing Guoan 9 (0)
2010 Shonan Bellmare 8 (0)
2011 Liaoning Whowin 30 (5)
2012 Chengdu Blades 27 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2012.

Erivaldo Antonio Saraiva (born November 22, 1980), commonly known as Erivaldo Saraiva or sometimes Valdo, is a Brazilian football (soccer) striker .

Club career[edit]

Early career in Brazil[edit]

During his early career, Valdo played for São Vicente and then Palmeiras when they were in the Second Division. Unable to hold down a regular place within the team despite seeing them go back up in the First Division he was allowed to leave the club and would become a journeyman for several other lower league Brazilian teams, which included Juventus AC, Rio Branco EC, Jataiense, EC Pelotas, Nova Iguaçu, Moto Club, Atlético Sorocaba and Luziânia.

CS Hammam-Lif[edit]

In 2007, he moved from Brazil for a transfer to a Tunisian club CS Hammam-Lif where he played in the First Division.[1] His time with the club wasn't an inspired spell, however, the skill he tactical awareness he did show brought him to the attention of Chinese club Hangzhou Greentown F.C.

Hangzhou Greentown[edit]

Valdo moved to Hangzhou Greentown F.C. during the 2008 league season and where he immediately made an impact, he was their top goal scorer having racked up 10 goals in 7 league games. However, even with Valdo's impressive goal-scoring ability, the club was relegated from the Chinese Super League. On 26 July 2009, he scored a goal for Hangzhou in a 2-8 friendly defeat against Manchester United during United's tour of Asia.

Beijing Guoan[edit]

At the beginning of the 2010 league season he joined the league defending champions Beijing Guoan.[2] He scored his first goal for the club on 28 April, in a 2–0 home win against Kawasaki Frontale on the 6th round of 2010 AFC Champions League group stage. Valdo was released by Beijing in June 2010.

Shonan Bellmare[edit]

Valdo was signed by Shonan Bellmare on 16 July 2010.[3] He was released in the end of the season

Liaoning Whowin[edit]

Valdo returned to China and signed a contract with Liaoning Whowin in Match 2011.[4]


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