– Alex

Alessandro ” Alex ” De Souza

(48 Int. Caps – 12 Goals) 14 September 1977, Coritiba – Brazil

Information

– Started his professional career in Coritiba FC, Brazil, in 1995.
– Promoted with Coritiba to Serie A from Serie B, in 1995.
– Played 52 matches and scored 6 goals in his first year with Coritiba, at the age of 18, in 1995.
– Transferred to Palmeiras, in 1997.
– Transferred to Flamengo, in 2000.
– Played in the Copa Libertadores Cup final against Boca Juniors, in 2000.
– Transferred to Cruzeiro, in 2001.
– Transferred to Palmeiras with W. Luxemburgo’s insist in the transfer offer, in 2002.
– Transferred to AC Parma which he later admitted that was a mistake in his career, in 2002.
– Transferred and turned back to Brazil to Cruzeiro with the offer from W. Luxembugro, in 2002.
– Won the Brazilian League championship with Cruzeiro, in 2003.
– Won the Brazilian League Cup with Cruzerio, in 2003.
– Received ” Player of The Year ” award of the Brazilian League.
– Transferred to Fenerbahce, in 2004.
– Won Copa America as a captain of the Brazilian national team in the tournement, in 2004.
– Won the Turkish League championship with Fenerbahce, in 2005.
– Renewed his contract for two more years, in 2009.

Career

Brasil National Team – 68 Appearances 21 Goals

1995-1997 Coritiba 158 Appearances 40 Goals
1997-2000 Palmeiras 146 Appearances 48 Goals
2000-2000 Flamengo 64 Appearances 21 Goals
2001-2002 Cruzeiro – Palmeiras 50 Appearances 20 Goals
2001-2002 AC Parma 5 Appearances 2 Goals
2002-2004 Cruzeiro 140 Appearances 59 Goals
2004-…….. Fenerbahce 233 Appearances 118 Goals 109 Assists

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