Mozart (footballer)

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Mozart
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Personal information
Full name Mozart Santos Batista Júnior
Date of birth (1979-11-08) 8 November 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Curitiba, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1998 Paraná Clube
1998–? Bordeaux
1999? Coritiba 18 (0)
2000? Flamengo 11 (0)
2000–2005 Reggina 137 (9)
2005–2009 Spartak Moscow 68 (7)
2009 Palmeiras 6 (0)
2009–2010 Livorno 21 (0)
National team
1999–2000 Brazil U23 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2009

Mozart Santos Batista Júnior, usually known simply as Mozart (born 8 November 1979) is a former professional association football player. He played in both the defensive midfielder and attacking midfielder positions.

Club career[edit]

Born in Curitiba, Brazil, Mozart started his career with Paraná Clube, before moving to France with FC Girondins de Bordeaux in 1998, although he did not play any games for them. He returned to play in Brazil for Coritiba and Flamengo, and then moved to Serie A's Reggina Calcio in 2000.[2]

In August 2005 he moved to Spartak Moscow, for a fee of around €6 million.[2] He terminated his contract with Spartak in March 2009, and the following month he signed for Palmeiras.[3] Mozart's time at Palmeiras ended in August 2009 when he joined Livorno.[4]

International career[edit]

Mozart was in the Brazil squad for the 2000 Summer Olympics.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile". FootballDatabase.eu. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Mozart hits right note with Spartak". UEFA. 19 August 2005. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b Gregory Sica (25 April 2009). "Mozart Returns To Brazil With Palmeiras". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Santos Batista Mozart". Sky Sports. Retrieved 14 June 2018.