• Date of birth : 15/04/1983
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
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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
CSKA Moskva131
UEFA Super Cup
CSKA Moskva10
UEFA Europa League
CSKA Moskva50
Last updated: 16/03/2015 19:21 CET