Roberto Alcântara Ballesteros
|Full name||Roberto Alcântara Ballesteros|
|Date of birth||25 July 1977|
|Place of birth||Osasco, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1999||→ Juventude (loan)|
|2001–2002||→ Vila Nova (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He spent the vast majority of his professional career in Portugal, representing four different clubs and amassing Primeira Liga totals of 83 games and 19 goals over the course of four seasons.
Born in Osasco, São Paulo, Roberto played mainly for Volta Redonda Futebol Clube in his country, also being loaned twice during his contract. In February 2003, he moved to Portugal and joined F.C. Penafiel, scoring 20 second division goals in his first full season, which ended in Primeira Liga promotion. He netted only 13 in the following two combined, however, with the team being relegated in 2006.
Roberto then returned to the Portuguese second level, with Leixões SC, scoring 17 goals in 30 games in his first year en route to another promotion. After an average 2007–08, he could only appear in three matches in the following campaign as the Matosinhos side finished in sixth position.
In the 2009 summer, aged 32, Roberto returned to division two as he signed for C.D. Feirense. He scored nine league goals in his second season, being an essential attacking unit as the club returned to the top flight after an absence of 23 years.
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