Erivaldo Antonio Saraiva
|Full name||Erivaldo Antonio Saraiva|
|Date of birth||November 22, 1980|
|Place of birth||Cubatão, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|2004||Rio Branco EC||?||(?)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2012.
Early career in Brazil
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.
In 2007, he moved from Brazil for a transfer to a Tunisian club CS Hammam-Lif where he played in the First Division. 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.
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.
At the beginning of the 2010 league season he joined the league defending champions Beijing Guoan. 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.
- Player stats at Sohu.com (Chinese)