Tony Menezes

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Tony Menezes
Personal information
Full name Anthony Santos Menezes
Date of birth (1974-11-24) November 24, 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 América Rio de Janeiro
1999 Bangu Rio de Janeiro
2000–2001 Botafogo 5 (0)
2002 Gansu Nongken 19 (0)
2003 Nanjing Yoyo 17 (3)
2004 Zhejiang Lucheng 22 (4)
2006 Toronto Lynx 6 (0)
2006 SC Ulbra (RS)
2006–2007 Mahindra United
2008–2010 Porto Alegre FC
National team
1998–2003 Canada 27 (0)
1999–2008 Canada Beach Soccer 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:47, 24 February 2007 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 November 2009

Anthony Santos Menezes (born November 24, 1974) is a retired Canadian-Brazilian professional soccer player.

Club career[edit]

A 6'1, 180 lb (82 kg) defender, Menezes has a Brazilian mother and Canadian father, when he was 10, he and his family immigrated to Brazil.[citation needed] He played for Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro until 2001, then signed with Chinese team Nanjing Yoyo.[1] On April 19, 2006 he signed for the Toronto Lynx[2][3] and played only one season.

In November 2006, he signed for defending champions Mahindra United of the Indian National Football League, after two years in India joined back to his homeland Brazil and signed in January 2008 with Porto Alegre FC.[4]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Canada in a May 1998 friendly match against Macedonia and earned a total of 27 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented Canada in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and was a member of the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup title-winning squad. He also played with Canada at 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup in Japan.[6] He has also played for the Beach Soccer national team from Canada.

His final international was a January 2003 friendly match against the United States.[citation needed]





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