Alves with Steaua București in 2010
|Full name||Geraldo Washington Regufe Alves|
|Date of birth||8 November 1980|
|Place of birth||Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2002||→ Beira-Mar (loan)||9||(1)|
|2002–2003||→ Gil Vicente (loan)||16||(0)|
|2003–2004||→ Paços Ferreira (loan)||17||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.
Born in Póvoa de Varzim, Alves finished his football formation at hometown's Varzim SC, signing in 1999 with Primeira Liga giants S.L. Benfica and appearing in five league games over the course of two seasons, being mainly registered with the B-team in the third division. He was the first player to be given a professional debut by José Mourinho.
However, when first team opportunities proved few, Alves moved to fellow league club S.C. Beira-Mar in January 2002, where he was irregularly used. After a season with Gil Vicente F.C. he joined F.C. Paços de Ferreira, experiencing his most steady career period: in the 2006–07 campaign, as they achieved a first ever qualification to the UEFA Cup, he played 28 matches and added three goals, including two in a 2–1 home win over C.D. Nacional on 7 April 2007.
On 5 June 2007, Alves signed a three-year deal worth €1.3 million with AEK Athens FC, where younger brother Bruno had previously played, loaned by FC Porto. In a 20 September UEFA Cup match against FC Red Bull Salzburg, he scored his first AEK goal in a 3–0 home win (3–1 on aggregate).
Alves netted his first two official goals for Steaua on 5 April 2011, in a 5–0 home win against FC Unirea Urziceni in the league, with his team eventually ranking fifth and qualifying to the Europa League. In June 2012, he was released by the club due to his high salary.
Alves is the older brother of Bruno, also a professional footballer (and centre back). His father is Brazilian, while his mother is Portuguese. The youngest sibling, Júlio, is also a footballer, playing as a midfielder.
- Paços Ferreira
- AEK Athens
- Steaua București
- Petrolul Ploiești
- Astra Giurgiu
- Young-Myles, Oliver (28 May 2016). "Revealed: The youth players new Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho promoted in his career". Squawka. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- Geraldo follows fraternal path to AEK; UEFA.com, 5 June 2007
- Geraldo Alves a semnat cu Steaua (Geraldo Alves signed with Steaua); Steaua Bucuresti, 5 July 2010 (Romanian)
- Lovitura pentru Steaua (Blow for Steaua); ProSport, 2 June 2012 (Romanian)
- Geraldo Alves, doi ani cu FC Petrolul Ploieşti (Geraldo Alves, two years with FC Petrolul Ploieşti) Petrolul Ploiești, 18 August 2012 (Romanian)
- Bruno Alves: «Sinto grande orgulho no Geraldo e no Júlio» (Bruno Alves: «I am very proud of Geraldo and Júlio»); Mais Futebol, 26 August 2011 (Portuguese)
- La dinastía que une Brasil y Portugal (The dynasty that unites Brazil and Portugal); FIFA.com, 2 April 2014 (Spanish)