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Alessandro Viana da Silva

Personal information
Full nameAlessandro Viana da Silva
Date of birthAugust 10, 1982(age 34)
Place of birthRecife, Brazil
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9.7 in)
Playing positionLeft full back/Left Wing
Club information
Current clubPFC Neftchi

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Alessandro Viana da Silva (better known just as Alessandro, born August 10, 1982) is a Brazilian football (soccer) player.

Born in Recife, Brazil, he has previously played for Brazilian clubs sides Internacional Porto Alegre, ADAP and Angra dos Reis. Alessandro is a lightning-quick left-back who possesses a fine technique and an attacking attitude to the position. He was spotted in Brazil by Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick. Merrick likened him to legendary Brazilian fullback Roberto Carlos because of his pacy runs down the flank and quality crosses.

A crowd favourite at Melbourne Victory, Alessandro was used as a left wing-back during the 2006-07 A-League season. Negotiations with the Melbourne-based club for an extension to his contract broke down in early 2007, and the player returned to Brazil, joining Atlético Paranaense.

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