Renato Cajá

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Renato Cajá
Personal information
Full name Renato Adriano Jacó Morais
Date of birth (1984-09-15) 15 September 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Paraíba, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Left midfielder / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
2001 América-MG
2002–2004 Mogi Mirim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Mogi Mirim 0 (0)
2006 Ferroviária-SP 28 (4)
2007 Juventude 35 (5)
2008 Ponte Preta 39 (15)
2009 Al-Ittihad 25 (3)
2009 Grêmio 4 (0)
2010–2011 Botafogo 47 (8)
2011–2014 Guangzhou Evergrande 10 (0)
2011–2012 Ponte Preta (loan) 16 (5)
2012 Kashima Antlers (loan) 14 (2)
2013 Vitória (loan) 32 (2)
2014 Bursaspor (loan) 8 (0)
2014–2015 Ponte Preta 35 (11)
2015–2016 Sharjah FC 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 June 2015.

Renato Adriano Jacó Moreira, or simply Renato Cajá, (born 15 September 1984) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Sharjah FC.

Club career[edit]

He previously played for Juventude, Ponte Preta, Grêmio and Botafogo in the Campeonato Brasileiro.[1]

On 8 March 2011, Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande announced that they had signed Renato Cajá on a four-year deal with a fee of US$2.25 million.[2] On 9 April, he made his CSL debut in a 1–1 away draw against Nanchang Hengyuan in the second round of the season. On 17 April, in a league match which Guangzhou Evergrande played against Beijing Guoan at home, he was unhappy for being substituted out by team manager Lee Jang-Soo and returned to dressing room directly. He received a ban of 3 matches and was sent to reserve team by the club. After Cléo suffered a muscular strain in early May, he had a further chance to play for the club. However, Renato Cajá eventually could not adapt himself to the team's strategy. On 2 July, Argentine midfielder Darío Conca joined Guangzhou Evergrande with a domestic record fee of $10 million. Renato Cajá was ruled out in the squad due to the foreign players restricted. He was loaned back to Ponte Preta on 15 July for one year with a fee of 600,000 USD.

In June 2012, Renato Cajá was loaned to J1 League side Kashima Antlers for 6 months.[3] Kashima Antlers also had an option to make the move permanent in the end of the 2012 league season with a fee of US$2 million.[4] Renato Cajá made his debut in the first leg of 2012 J. League Cup quarter-finals which Kashima Antlers played against Cerezo Osaka on 25 July, coming on as a substitute for Dutra in the second half. His first J League debut came on 3 days later, in a 2–2 home draw against Sanfrecce Hiroshima. On 1 August, Renato Cajá scored his first goal for Kashima in the 2012 Suruga Bank Championship. He kept his good performance and scored his first league goal from a direct free kick on 11 August, which ensured Kashima beat Júbilo Iwata 2–1. Renato Cajá scored 3 goals in 20 appearances for Kashima before he was loaned return to Guangzhou Evergrande on 30 December.

Renato Cajá moved to Campeonato Brasileiro Série A side Vitória on loan on 15 January 2013.[5] On 13 January 2014, he was loaned to Süper Lig side Bursaspor until the end of 2013-2014 league season.[6] In July 2014, he was transferred to Brasileirão Série B club Ponte Preta.[7]


  1. ^ "Futpédia: Renato Cajá (Renato Adriano Jacó Morais)". Globo Esporte. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  2. ^ 巴甲前腰雷纳托加盟恒大 转会费1500万签约4年. (in Chinese). 8 March 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  3. ^ レナト選手が加入. Kashima Antlers (in Japanese). 28 June 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  4. ^ 关于巴西外援雷纳多转会日本鹿岛鹿角队的公告. Guangzhou Evergrande (in Chinese). 28 June 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Contratações confirmadas". Esporte Clube Vitória (in Portuguese). 15 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Renato Caja Bursaspor'da". Bursaspor (in Turkish). 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Ele voltou! Renato Cajá reforça o elenco da Ponte Preta e se reencontra com a torcida no intervalo do jogo deste sábado, quando vestirá a 10 e jogará camisas para os torcedores (Portuguese)

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