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José Clayton

Personal information
Full nameJosé Cláyton Menezes Ribeiro
Height1.80 m
Playing positionDefender

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José Cláyton Menezes Ribeiro (better known as Cláyton) (born 21 March 1974 in São Luís, Brazil) is a Brazilian-Tunisian football left-back. He plays for Stade Gabèsien.

Although Clayton was born in Brazil, he spent a large part of his club career in Tunisia playing for Espérance Sportive de Tunis, and became a naturalized citizen in time for the 1998 World Cup. He played for Tunisia in that tournament, as well as the one in 2002.

He had a brief spell with Sakaryaspor in the Turkish Super Lig. He also spent time with Qatari based side Al Sadd. He won the Q-League title in 2006. In 2006 he left Al Sadd for Turkish club Sakaryaspor. He is a wing-back typified by his effective overlapping runs, mazy dribbling and pin-point crosses. He has 38 caps (2 goals) for Tunisia

He was an over-age player on the Tunisian 2004 Olympic football team that exited in the first round, finishing third in Group C, behind group and gold medal winners Argentina and runners-up Australia.

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