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 34)
Place of birth Paraíba, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
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)
2011–2012Ponte Preta (loan) 16 (5)
2012Kashima Antlers (loan) 14 (2)
2013Vitória (loan) 32 (2)
2014Bursaspor (loan) 8 (0)
2014–2015 Ponte Preta 35 (11)
2015–2016 Sharjah FC 13 (1)
2016–2017 Bahia 32 (4)
2017 Ponte Preta 18 (1)
2018 Goiás 27 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 February 2019

Renato Adriano Jacó Moreira (born 15 September 1984), known as Renato Cajá, is a Brazilian footballer who most recently played for Ponte Preta as an attacking midfielder.

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 Júnior 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 Série B club Ponte Preta.[7]


  1. ^ "Futpédia: Renato Cajá (Renato Adriano Jacó Morais)". Globo Esporte. Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. 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. Archived from the original on 18 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 ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)

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