Dudu Cearense DUDU

Presentation

Retired
BRAZIL BRAZIL
Full name Alessandro Silva de Souza "Dudu Cearense"
Born Apr 15, 1983
Fortaleza, BRAZIL
Age 37 years old
Size 1.86 m
Weight 75 kg
Position Creative midfielder
Defensive midfielder
Arrival(s)
Kashiwa Reysol Kashiwa Reysol 2004
Departure(s)
CSKA Moscou CSKA Moscou 2005
Numbers 21
Honours
Coupe du Monde U20 (2003)
Copa America (2004)
UEFA Cup (2005)
Career
Vitoria Vitoria
Kashiwa Reysol Kashiwa Reysol
Rennes Rennes
CSKA Moscou CSKA Moscou
Olympiakos Olympiakos
Atlético Mineiro Atlético Mineiro
Goias Goias
OFI Crète OFI Crète
Netanya Netanya
Fortaleza Fortaleza
Botafogo Botafogo
Dudu Cearense was a shooting star in the Breton sky. He arrived unnoticed on loan from Japan at the end of the summer transfer window in 2004. He was U20 World Champion in 2003, and had a certain José Adailton as his captain, and he also won the Copa América with his country in 2004. He joined Rennes to compensate for the serious injury sustained by Barbosa. He was able to fit in quickly in the midfield alongside the likes of Olivier Sorlin and Kim Källström. In his first appearance, on as substitute in the home game against Lyon, he scored a consolation goal with a header from a corner. For weeks, his performances were solid and convincing. But he returned after his loan spell to Kashima Reysol in January 2005, before heading straight off to Russia, where he joined CSKA Moscow, who gave him a golden handshake. This situation was deemed necessary by Laszlo Bölöni and Pierre Dréossi, as they had maturing youngsters pushing for places, such as M’Bia, Didot, Goucuff and Mvuemba.