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Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 11.25CET
Real Madrid CF
Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 11.25CET


Real Madrid CF

Clubs: Fluminense FC, Real Madrid CF

• After two seasons in the Fluminense first team, during which he represented Brazil at Under-17, U20 and senior level, he joined Madrid in January 2007, signing a six-year contract.

• Kept out of the side initially by Roberto Carlos, he became a regular in 2007/08 after the Brazilian's departure for Fenerbahçe SK, starting 24 Liga matches as Madrid won the title, plus six in the UEFA Champions League.

• Won bronze for Brazil at the 2008 Olympic Games, playing in all six matches, but made just one appearance in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying – a 1-1 draw in Ecuador. Scored on his senior debut for Brazil – in a 2-0 win against Wales at White Hart Lane, London, in September 2006.

• Made 32 appearances in Madrid's title-winning campaign of 2011/12, scoring three goals, the first of them in a 6-0 opening-day victory at Real Zaragoza.

• Helped Madrid to three consecutive UEFA Champions League semi-finals – in 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 – before going one better and collecting a winners' medal in 2013/14. Having come off the bench 59 minutes into the Lisbon final against Club Atlético de Madrid, he scored the Merengues' third goal late in extra time. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2014
UEFA Super Cup:
2014 users' Team of the Year:

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