José Carlos Santos da Silva
|Full name||José Carlos Santos Silva|
|Date of birth||19 March 1975|
|Place of birth||Ipirá, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2001||→ Guarani (loan)||3||(0)|
|2012||→ Botafogo-DF (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
His own included, he played professionally in six countries.
Born in Ipirá, Bahia, Zé Carlos received the nickname Zé do Gol (Zé of the Goal) while playing at Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas. There, he was champion of the 1997 Campeonato Carioca and the Torneio Rio-São Paulo in the following year. In January 2002 he left for Turkish club Malatyaspor and, the next year, moved back to Brazil, for Clube de Regatas do Flamengo also in Rio de Janeiro.
- Campeonato Carioca: 1997
- Transferências internacionais (International transfers) Archived 4 January 2005 at the Wayback Machine. (in Portuguese)
- "Braga gear up for the UEFA Cup". UEFA.com. 30 May 2006. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
- "Zé Carlos set for APOEL spell". UEFA.com. 12 July 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2007.