|Full name||José Cláyton Menezes Ribeiro|
|Date of birth||March 21, 1974|
|Place of birth||São Luís, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Left-back, Left midfielder|
|1995–1998||Étoile du Sahel||86||(12)|
|2001–2005||Espérance Sportive de Tunis||119||(16)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 October 2008
Although Clayton was born in Brazil, he spent a large part of his club career in Tunisia playing for Espérance Sportive de Tunis, and became a naturalized citizen in time for the 1998 World Cup. He played for Tunisia twice in that tournament, as well as one match in 2002.
He had a brief spell with Sakaryaspor in the Turkish Super Lig. He also spent time with Qatari based side Al Sadd. He won the Q-League title in 2006. In 2006, he left Al Sadd for Turkish club Sakaryaspor. He is a wing-back typified by his effective overlapping runs, mazy dribbling and pin-point crosses. He has 38 caps (2 goals) for Tunisia
He was an over-age player on the Tunisian 2004 Olympic football team that exited in the first round, finishing third in Group C, behind group and gold medal winners Argentina and runners-up Australia. He was part of the squad that won the 2004 African Cup of Nations.
|1||5 June 2004||Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès||Botswana||1–0||4–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||26 March 2005||Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès||Malawi||4–0||7–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||11 June 2005||Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès||Guinea||1–0||2–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||8 October 2005||Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès||Morocco||1–1||2–2||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|This biographical article related to a Brazilian association football defender born in the 1970s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This biographical article related to Tunisian football is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|