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Dudu Cearense

Personal information
Full nameAlessandro Silva de Sousa
Date of birthApril 15, 1983(age 33)
Place of birthFortaleza, Brazil
Height1.86 m
Playing positionCentral Midfielder
Club information
Current clubAtlético Mineiro

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Dudu Cearense, whose real name is Alexandro Silva de Sousa, (born April 15, 1983 in Fortaleza, Ceará) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Clube Atlético Mineiro.

He is known for his passing, aerial ability and tackling. He is a central midfielder who plays in the holding midfield role or as an box-to-box midfielder. Despite often being used in a defensive position he is mainly an attacking player. He has been capped for the Brazilian national team.

In 2007, Dudu expressed his wish to leave CSKA Moscow. Olympiacos tried to sign him, but failed. In 2008, Olympiacos offered the Russian club -6 million. The offer was accepted and the player signed a 3 year contract deal on August 6, 2008. In May 2009, he signed a new contract with the Greek club which would last until June 2013 with a buy out clause of -8.5million. On April 7, 2011, Olympiacos agreed to sell Dudu Cearense to Atlético Mineiro for a fee of -1,1 million. Dudu will sign a 3-year contract with the Brazilian team.

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