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Full name Ezequias Roosevelt Tavares de Melo
Date of birth (1981-01-28) 28 January 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Jundiaí, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2000–2001 Corithians-AL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Marítimo 60 (0)
2001–2002 Marítimo B 12 (1)
2005 Gil Vicente (loan) 16 (0)
2005–2006 Académica 26 (0)
2006–2008 Porto 1 (0)
2007 Beira-Mar (loan) 8 (0)
2007–2008 Leixões (loan) 25 (0)
2008–2010 Braşov 50 (1)
2010–2012 Rapid Bucureşti 35 (0)
2013 Corithians-AL
2014 Santa Cruz-PA
2015– Independente-PA
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 27 May 2015 (UTC).

Ezequias Roosevelt Tavares de Melo (born 28 January 1981), known simply as Ezequias, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Independente Atlético Clube (PA) as a left back.

He played for several teams during his professional career, in three countries.

Football career[edit]

Born in Jundiaí, São Paulo, Ezequias started playing football with lowly Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano. He would then spend the following seven seasons in Portugal, with C.S. Marítimo – where he arrived in 2001 alongside Pepe, later of FC Porto, Real Madrid and the Portugal national team fame – Gil Vicente FC, Académica de Coimbra, Porto, S.C. Beira-Mar[1] and Leixões SC, the latter two loaned by the Primeira Liga club after being unable to impress (only one league appearance, a 1–2 away loss against S.C. Braga).

In the middle of 2008, Ezequias was finally released by Porto and signed with Romania's FC Braşov. Two years after, after two seasons as first-choice, he moved to another team in that country and its Liga I, FC Rapid Bucureşti.

Personal life[edit]

For reasons unknown to him, Ezequias' second name was an homage to American president Franklin D. Roosevelt.[2]




  1. ^ Porto pair go out on loan; UEFA.com, 28 December 2006
  2. ^ "Presidentes históricos na Madeira" [Historical presidents in Madeira] (in Portuguese). Record. 9 September 2002. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 

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