Dudu

  • Date of birth : 15/04/1983
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
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Dudu

A Brazilian midfielder who allies defensive steel with attacking silk, Alexandre Silva de Souza, aka Dudu, earned a new four-year contract with Olympiacos FC after an outstanding first season in Greece that rewarded him with winners' medals in both domestic competitions.

• Born in Fortaleza, Brazil, he turned professional with Bahia club EC Vitória, scoring six goals in 32 league appearances during the 2003 season.

• Gained international acclaim at the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup, finishing as competition's joint-top scorer with four goals, including winner in semi-final against Argentina, as Brazil took the title in the United Arab Emirates.

• Had brief spells in Japan with Kashiwa Reysol and France with Stade Rennais FC before settling down in Russia with PFC CSKA Moskva; made one appearance for Brazil in 2004 Copa América triumph.

• Joined too late to participate in CSKA's 2004/05 UEFA Cup triumph but helped Army Men to back-to-back Premier-Liga titles in his first two seasons as well as the 2006 Russian Cup; scored winning goal against Hamburger SV on his home debut in UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Scored seven goals in 74 games for CSKA before joining Olympiacos in 2008; key man in Ernesto Valverde's double-winning side and started all six UEFA Champions League group games under Zico in 2009/10.

Did you know?
Dudu's only Ligue 1 goal for Rennes was scored against Olympique Lyonnais.

Last updated: 04/02/10 15.09CET

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General info

  • Name: Dudu
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 15/04/1983 (31)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: M. Netanya ( ISR)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Super Cup (Final)
    26/08/05: Liverpool 3-1 CSKA Moskva

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Olympiacos111
CSKA Moskva131
Total242
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
CSKA Moskva10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
CSKA Moskva50
Olympiacos104
Total154
Last updated: 03/02/2014 16:32 CET
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