Paulo Roberto do Carmo

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Personal information
Full name Paulo Roberto do Carmo
Date of birth (1985-03-12) 12 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
CR Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 CENE[2][3] (5)
2007 Rio Preto[4] (loan) (1)
2008 Persepolis (loan) 8 (1)
2008 Kowsar (loan) 0 (0)
2009–2010 Atlético Sorocaba (loan) 2 (1)
2011 Boa Esporte 10 (2)
2011 Nanchang Hengyuan (loan) 7 (1)
2012–2014 Uberlândia
2014 URT
2014 Anápolis
2014–2015 São Caetano
2015– Pelotas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2016.

Paulo Roberto do Carmo or simply Paulão, more known as di Carmo (Persian: دی کارمو‎‎) in Iran, (born 12 March 1985) is a Brazilian football striker who currently plays for Uberlândia Esporte Clube.

Club career[edit]

CENE and Rio Preto[edit]

Paulão started his professional football career with lower league side Centro Esportivo Nova Esperança in 2006. In total, he scored 5 league goals and 11 amateur cup goals for them during his time at the club. In 2007, he was loaned out to São Paulo club Rio Preto Esporte Clube and played in the Campeonato Paulista Série A2 league, where he won promotion with the club; nevertheless he returned to CENE.

Brawl in Iran[edit]

On September 2008 he was loaned out to reigning Iranian league title winners Persepolis. His appearance in Persepolis was protested hardly by fans and media in Iran who questioned the pedigree of the signing.[5][6] He was believed as an inapt & amateur player after being unable to convert numerous chances and was only able to score a single goal against Foulad in a 3-2 defeat.[7]

Cosa, Brazilian assistant coach of Persepolis who introduced him to the club claimed that he has scored 17 goals in 21 matches in Brazilian league,[8] although this claim made controversies and not proven yet. on November 4 and November 11, his career information on Wikipedia and Brazilian Football Confederation Website was shown by Adel Ferdosipour at Navad. after pressure of criticism by fans and media, Paolao claimed that he has played for CR Vasco da Gama.[9][10] On November 9, he and Cosa would both be fired from the club.[11]


Paulão would go on to be loaned out to second tier Iranian club Kowsar F.C. and then regional Brazilian side Atlético Sorocaba before second tier Brazilian side Ituiutaba decided to permanently buy Paulão in 2011. In his debut season at Ituiutaba he would go on to make 9 appearances and score 2 goals before the club allowed Paulão to join Chinese Super League side Nanchang Hengyuan during the league season.


  1. ^ Promotional video about do Carmo on YouTube
  2. ^ Web Soccer club
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Web Soccer club
  5. ^ Khabar-e-Varzeshi Newspaper, Number 3336, Retivered on 10 November 2008
  6. ^ نیم میلیارد برای یك بی استعداد
  7. ^ نیم میلیارد برای یك بی استعداد
  8. ^ [2] FARS News Agency's interview
  9. ^ دی كارمو: در واسكودوگاما با روماريو همبازی بودم
  10. ^ در واسکودوگاما با روماريو همبازی بودم
  11. ^ - دی‌كارمو و ماركو اخراج شدند

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