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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/05/2014 09:21 CET
01.08.2013UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundBotev PlovdivBotev Plovdiv1-1StuttgartStuttgart3400
04.08.2013German DFB CupFirst roundBerlinBerlin0-2StuttgartStuttgart6800
08.08.2013UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundStuttgartStuttgart0-0Botev PlovdivBotev Plovdiv9000
11.08.2013German BundesligaMainzMainz3-2StuttgartStuttgart2200
17.08.2013German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen4500
22.08.2013UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsRijekaRijeka2-1StuttgartStuttgart6900
25.08.2013German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg2-1StuttgartStuttgart1600
29.08.2013UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsStuttgartStuttgart2-2RijekaRijeka7300
01.09.2013German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart6-2HoffenheimHoffenheim2200
13.09.2013German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-1StuttgartStuttgart100
22.09.2013German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart1-1Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt100
25.09.2013German DFB CupSecond roundFreiburgFreiburg2-1StuttgartStuttgart500
29.09.2013German BundesligaBraunschweigBraunschweig0-4StuttgartStuttgart400
01.02.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-1StuttgartStuttgart100
09.02.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart1-4AugsburgAugsburg2700
15.02.2014German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim4-1StuttgartStuttgart3200
22.02.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart1-2HerthaHertha2300
02.03.2014German BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt2-1StuttgartStuttgart8500
08.03.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart2-2BraunschweigBraunschweig8700
15.03.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-1StuttgartStuttgart8700
22.03.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart1-0HamburgHamburg200
29.03.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart2-3DortmundDortmund400
12.04.2014German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach1-1StuttgartStuttgart100
20.04.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart3-1SchalkeSchalke8910
25.04.2014German BundesligaHannoverHannover0-0StuttgartStuttgart6700
03.05.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart1-2WolfsburgWolfsburg7501
10.05.2014German BundesligaBayernBayern1-0StuttgartStuttgart2500

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General info

  • Name: Cacau
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 27/03/1981 (33)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 18
  • Club: Stuttgart ( GER)

  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • 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


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 30/08/2013 01:26 CET