Luiz Cláudio Barros
|Full name||Luiz Cláudio Soares de Barros|
|Date of birth||19 May 1978|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2000||→ Palmeiras (loan)||0||(0)|
|2002||Sport do Recife||0||(0)|
|2006||→ Duque de Caxias (loan)||0||(0)|
|2007||Vila Nova de Goiânia||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Luiz Cláudio Soares de Barros (born 19 May 1978), simply known by his given name, Luiz Cláudio, is a Brazilian footballer. He has spent a few seasons in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Cláudio started his career with Vasco. He also played for Palmeiras at 2000 Copa do Brasil and Campeonato Paulista, then returned to Rio de Janeiro. In 2001 season he left for Internacional.
In 2002, he left for Sport do Recife and played at 2002 Copa do Brasil and 2002 Campeonato Pernambucano, then left for Treze of Série C and Portuguese club Boavista F.C.. The club partnered with an investment fund to sign him. He played 4 matches for the team at 2002–03 UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds and scored once. He also played 8 matches in 2002–03 UEFA Cup and scored twice for the losing semifinalists. In 2003–04 Primeira Liga, he failed to score any goal and sold back to Brazil.
Return to Brazil
At first he played for Rio de Janeiro side Botafogo, then signed a 3-year contract with São Caetano in January 2005. He played for the team at 2005 Copa do Brasil and 2005 Campeonato Paulista, but failed to play any match in 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. He scored 4 goals for the team at the state league.
In 2007, he signed a contract with Itumbiara until the end of 2007 Campeonato Goiano. In August he was signed by another Goiano team Vila Nova for 2007 National Third Division. He immediate entered the line-up but as substitute, which he played twice in the second round, on 12 August and on 15 August.
In January 2008, he left for Macaé until the end of 2008 Campeonato Carioca, but in February left for Noroeste until the end of 2008 Campeonato Paulista. He made his debut as substitute on 29 February, against Paulista. He played 4 matches in the state league, all as substitutes. The team finished as the losing finalist in 2008 Campeonato Paulista do Interior.
- The team played in state competitions respectively .
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