Cacá (footballer, born 1982)
|Full name||Lucas de Deus Santos|
|Date of birth||9 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2002||→ Sport (loan)|
|2003–2004||→ Duisburg (loan)||15||(0)|
|2014||→ São Caetano (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2015.
Born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Cacá started his career with hometown's Clube Atlético Mineiro. During his spell with the Galo, he was also loaned twice: in the 2003–04 season he played with MSV Duisburg in the German second division, being sparingly used as the club finished in seventh position.
In early 2006, Cacá signed with AaB Fodbold from Clube de Regatas Brasil. He only appeared in two Danish Superliga games in his third year due to injury, as the Aalborg side won the national championship after a nine-year wait. Back to full fitness in 2008–09, he helped it reach the final in the Danish Cup; additionally, on 25 November 2008, he scored the 1–1 equalizer in a UEFA Champions League group stage contest against Celtic, in an eventual 2–1 win which saw the hosts leafrog the Scots for the third place in Group E, with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Cup.
On 5 July 2009 Cacá moved clubs but stayed in Denmark, signing a three-year contract with Odense BK for around 4 million Danish kroner. In his only full season with the team he contributed with 17 starts and three goals to an eventual second position, which qualified to the Europa League.
Cacá and Odense mutually terminated the player's contract on 14 January 2011. In the last day of the winter transfer window he signed with U.D. Leiria in Portugal, joining a host of compatriots at the top division side.
- "Aalborg 2–1 Celtic". BBC Sport. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- "Ich hätte gerne für Deutschland gespielt" [I would have liked to play for Germany] (in German). Der Spiegel. 13 February 2004. Retrieved 9 December 2011.