Thiago Carleto

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Thiago Carleto
Personal information
Full name Thiago Carleto Alves
Date of birth (1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth São Bernardo do Campo (SP - Brazil)
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Atlético Paranaense
Number 26
Youth career
2005–2007 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Santos 10 (0)
2008–2010 Valencia 1 (0)
2009–2010 Elche (loan) 8 (2)
2010–2016 São Paulo 5 (1)
2011 Olimpia (loan) 3 (0)
2011 América Mineiro (loan) 15 (2)
2012 Fluminense (loan) 8 (1)
2014 Ponte Preta (loan) 0 (0)
2014 Avaí (loan) 10 (1)
2015 Botafogo (loan) 23 (2)
2016 XV de Piracicaba (loan) 0 (0)
2016 Arouca 2 (0)
2017 Linense 9 (0)
2017 Coritiba 21 (2)
2018– Atlético Paranaense 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017

Thiago Carleto Alves (born 24 March 1989), known as Thiago Carleto or simply Carleto, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a left back for Coritiba.[1]


Born in São Bernardo do Campo, Carleto was made professional debut for Santos in the São Paulo State Championship against Juventus-SP on April 11, 2007.[2]

Move to Europe[edit]

On November 25, 2008, it was announced that Spanish club Valencia CF signed Thiago until 2014.[3] On August 20, 2009, he was loaned to Elche CF.[4] He made just one league appearance for Valencia and eight for Elche before returning to South America.[5]

Return to South America[edit]

In February 2010 after some days São Paulo announced to signed definitively the left back, who coming from Valencia, the footballer signed a contract until 2014.[6]

Following a year of diminishing possibilities of starring in the São Paulo first team, the club had given him permission to move to another club on a loan basis. As a result, Carleto has been signed to Olimpia Asuncion for the 2011 season, but he failed to adapt to the new surroundings and following that ended the contract with Olimpia in three months after joining the club.[7]

On 6 May 2011, he moved to the newly promoted Brazilian Série A club América Mineiro on loan from São Paulo. In January 2012, following América's relegation from Série A, Carleto was again loaned by São Paulo and will spend the 2012 season at Fluminense. Despite his good moment playing for tricolor carioca, Carleto return to São Paulo, owner of his rights, for 2013 season, being in Ney Franco's, coach of club, plans.[8]

In February, Carleto was hired to play for Ponte Preta in 2014 season. In six games for Macaca (being four as a substitute), Carleto scored one goal.[9] Loans to Avaí, Botafogo and Piracicaba have since followed between 2014 and 2016 for Thiago Carleto.[5]

Return to Europe[edit]

On 10 August 2016, Portuguese side Arouca signed Carleto on a two-year deal.[10]






  1. ^ Thiago Carleto rescinde contrato com o Arouca‚, 31 October 2016
  2. ^ "Santos FC enfrenta Juventus na última rodada da primeira fase do Paulistão". (in Portuguese). 2007-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Carleto: 'I'm very happy to play here'". (in Spanish). 2008-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Carleto, cedido al Elche". (in Spanish). 2009-08-20. 
  5. ^ a b "Thiago Carleto profile". Soccerway. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  6. ^ > Futebol > Thiago Carleto deverá ser apresentado pelo São Paulo na tarde desta sexta
  7. ^ "Carleto se suma a Olimpia y afirma que esta para debutar". (in Spanish). 2011-01-28. 
  8. ^ Thiago Carleto vai jogar no São Paulo (in Portuguese)
  9. ^ Ponte decide devolver Carleto ao São Paulo após ato de indisciplina na Vila
  10. ^ "Thiago Carleto reforça FC Arouca" [Thiago Carleto strengthens FC Arouca] (in Portuguese). F.C. Arouca. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 

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