José Carlos Santos da Silva

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Zé Carlos
Personal information
Full name José Carlos Santos Silva
Date of birth (1975-03-19) 19 March 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Ipirá, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Goianiense
1996–2001 Botafogo 53 (7)
2001 Guarani (loan) 3 (0)
2002 Malatyaspor 6 (1)
2003 Flamengo 47 (12)
2004 Pohang Steelers 14 (5)
2005 Juventude 17 (10)
2006 Marítimo 16 (7)
2006–2007 Braga 24 (7)
2007–2008 APOEL 19 (7)
2008 Trofense 5 (0)
2009 Veria 8 (1)
2009 Juventude 13 (1)
2010–2012 Bolívar 41 (21)
2012 Botafogo-DF (loan)
2012 Ceilândia 7 (2)
2013 Olaria 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Carlos Santos da Silva (born 19 March 1975), known as Zé Carlos, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a forward.

His own included, he played professionally in six countries.

Football career[edit]

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[1] and, the next year, moved back to Brazil, for Clube de Regatas do Flamengo also in Rio de Janeiro.

In January 2004, Zé Carlos joined South Korea's Pohang Steelers.[1] The following year in the same month he moved again, penning a one-year deal with Esporte Clube Juventude.

Zé Carlos spent the next one-and-a-half seasons in Portugal, with C.S. Marítimo[1] and S.C. Braga,[2] helping the Minho side finish fourth in 2006–07 and qualify for the UEFA Cup.

On 12 July 2007, Zé Carlos signed a contract with APOEL FC in Cyprus.[3] He experienced some trouble with injuries during his stay, but helped his team win the campaign's domestic cup.

In 2011, 34-year-old Zé Carlos helped Club Bolívar conquer the Bolivian League, scoring ten goals. He subsequently returned to his country, playing exclusively in amateur football.




  1. ^ a b c Transferências internacionais (International transfers) Archived 4 January 2005 at the Wayback Machine. (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Braga gear up for the UEFA Cup". 30 May 2006. Retrieved 15 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Zé Carlos set for APOEL spell". 12 July 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2007. 

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