Kim (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Carlos Henrique Dias
Date of birth (1980-06-22) June 22, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Atlético Mineiro 55 (10)
2003–2005 Al-Ahli ? (?)
2005–2008 AS Nancy 74 (11)
2008–2011 Al-Arabi 16 (3)
2011–2012 Vasco da Gama 3 (0)
2012 Náutico 20 (2)
2013– Joinville
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2013.

Carlos Henrique Dias, nicknamed Kim (born June 22, 1980 in Juiz de Fora) is a Brazilian professional football (soccer) player, who currently plays at Joinville in the striker position.

He previously played for Atlético Mineiro in his home country of Brazil, Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia and AS Nancy in France.

Playing career[edit]

Atlético Mineiro[edit]

Kim started his professional career at Atlético Mineiro at the age of just 20. He played professionally for the club for three years in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A before moving to Saudi Arabia in 2003. Overall, he played in 55 league matches for the Belo Horizonte club, netting 10 goals. In his first season, he helped the club win their 38th Campeonato Mineiro title.

AS Nancy[edit]

Kim arrived in Nancy in 2005 after a short spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ahli. Kim arrived at AS Nancy just after they won promotion to Ligue 1 after finishing first in Ligue 2. In his first season at the club he helped them reach the final of the Coupe de la Ligue against OGC Nice. Kim started the game at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis and went on to score the game's winning goal in the 65th minute. He was taken off in the 90th minute to rapturous applause. This propelled the team into the UEFA Cup in 2007 with the club reaching the Round of 16 before being knocked out by Shakhtar Donetsk. Overall Kim's time in France was less successful only netting 11 time in 74 Ligue 1 appearances.


At the end of the 2007-08 Ligue 1 season, Kim left AS Nancy for Al-Arabi in Doha, Qatar. In his first season with the club he helped them lift the Qatar Sheikh Jassem Cup. In that season, he helped them finish 6th in the Qatar Stars League.



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