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Júlio Baptista

Julio Baptista
Personal information
Full nameJúlio Cesar Baptista
Date of birth1 October 1981(age 35)
Place of birthSão Paulo, Brazil
Height1.87 m
Playing positionAttacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current clubMálaga

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Júlio César Baptista (born 1 October 1981) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for Málaga CF of the Spanish La Liga. Baptista is nicknamed "The Beast" due to his physique.

Baptista began his career as a defensive midfielder, and after a series of impressive performances for his home town squad São Paulo FC, Baptista signed for Sevilla FC in 2003. Upon signing for Sevilla, he was converted into a forward, and in his two seasons, he scored 50 goals, leading to his 2005 transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid. After two unsuccessful seasons at Real Madrid with a loan spell at Arsenal sandwiched in between, Baptista transferred to Roma in Italy. On 3 January 2011, Baptista completed a move to Spanish club Málaga, signing on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

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