Reginaldo Araújo

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Reginaldo Araújo
Personal information
Full name António Reginaldo Matias de Araújo
Date of birth (1977-10-02)2 October 1977
Place of birth Presidente Prudente, Brazil
Date of death 11 January 2016(2016-01-11) (aged 38)
Place of death Cornélio Procópio, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right-back
Youth career
1993–1996 Matsubara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Coritiba 51 (2)
2001 São Paulo 12 (1)
2002 Coritiba 23 (2)
2003 Santos 38 (0)
2004–2005 Flamengo 10 (0)
2005–2006 Noroeste
2006 Santa Cruz 11 (1)
2007 Beira Mar 8 (0)
2008 Criciúma
2009 Foz do Iguaçu
2010 Rio Branco (PR)
National team
1999 Brazil U-23 1 (0)
Teams managed
2015–2016 PSTC (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

António Reginaldo Matias de Araújo or simply Reginaldo Araújo (2 October 1977 – 11 January 2016) was a Brazilian footballer who played at right-back.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Starting his career at Matsubara, Araújo joined Coritiba in 1997.[2] Having success at Coritiba, he was called up by Brazil U-23 team challenging for a spot in the squad that played the 2000 Olympic Games.[3] He joined São Paulo in 2001, but after an unsuccessful year, he returned to Coritiba in 2002.

Araújo was signed by Santos, who were the current national champions. He was a 2003 Copa Libertadores runner-up and was sent off in the first leg of the final against Boca Juniors.[4] He moved to Flamengo in 2004, where he was a 2004 Copa do Brasil runner-up.[5]

He later had spells at Noroeste and Santa Cruz before a spell in Portugal with S.C. Beira-Mar.[6] Reginaldo Araújo moved back to Brazil to play for Criciúma and returned to Paraná state in his last career years.


He retired in 2010 after discovering a heart condition[7] and worked with the youth team and as a director of football at Corinthians Paulista[8] and was appointed as an assistant manager of PSTC in December 2015.[9]


On 11 January 2016, he died after suffering a heart attack during a training of PSTC.[10][11]


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