Cacau

  • Date of birth : 27/03/1981
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Germany Germany
 
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Cacau

A pacy, penetrative Brazilian-born striker, Claudemir Jerônimo Barreto, aka Cacau, has spent all his professional career in Germany and was granted both German citizenship and his first caps for the Nationalmannschaft in 2009. A VfB Stuttgart player since 2003, he helped the Swabian club to the Bundesliga title in 2006/07.

• Left Brazil for Germany aged 18, where he first played fifth-tier football for Türk Gücü München before joining 1. FC Nürnberg in 2001.

• Moved from Nürnberg's amateur side to the senior team, scoring Bundesliga doubles against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Stuttgart and 1. FC Köln, but added just two further goals in 2002/03 as the club were relegated.

• Joined Stuttgart in summer 2003, having agreed the transfer six months earlier; scored 13 times in the title-winning 2006/07 campaign and also four times in the German Cup but was sent off in the final, which Stuttgart lost 3-2 in extra time to Nürnberg.

• Obtained German citizenship in February 2009 and made his international debut against China in a Shanghai friendly three months later; his first competitive start came in the final 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier at home to Finland.

• Selected for the World Cup after scoring 13 Bundesliga goals in 2009/10; on target once in four outings in South Africa, in a 4-0 group stage win against Australia.

Last updated: 02/03/12 13.02CET

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General info

  • Name: Cacau
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 27/03/1981 (32)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 18
  • Club: Stuttgart ( GER)

  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    16/09/03: Rangers 2-1 Stuttgart
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    03/09/10: Belgium 0-1 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Germany50
Total50

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Stuttgart152
Total152
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Stuttgart338
Total338
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Stuttgart10
Total10
Last updated: 30/08/2013 01:26 CET
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