Carlos (footballer, born 1985)

Carlos Santos de Jesus (born 25 February 1985 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian professional footballer. He gained Croatian nationality in October 2007.[1]

Carlos
Carlos Santos de Jesus.jpg
Carlos in Dinamo Zagreb colours
Personal information
Full name Carlos Santos de Jesus
Date of birth (1985-02-25) 25 February 1985 (age 37)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 São Paulo 0 (0)
2006–2011 Dinamo Zagreb 55 (3)
2009NK Varteks (loan) 13 (1)
2010Shandong Luneng (loan) 19 (2)
2011NK Zagreb (loan) 5 (1)
2011–2013 Ettifaq 49 (1)
2013–2015 Zob Ahan 43 (3)
2015–2016 Naft Tehran 8 (0)
2016–2017 Ratchaburi Mitr Phol 31 (1)
2018 Al-Shorta 0 (0)
2020–2022 Phrae United 59 (6)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15:02, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

São PauloEdit

Carlos came through the youth ranks of São Paulo and signed a senior contract in 2004, but was unable to record a single cap in the senior squad.

Dinamo ZagrebEdit

On 30 January 2006 Carlos joined Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb. The club paid his transfer €40,000. At first, he was playing on a centre–back position, but in recent seasons he had much more impact as a left full-back. Carlos also spent six months on loan in Varteks during the 2008–09 season, after he found himself out of manager Marijan Vlak's plans. Following his return, he often started in the first–eleven, but found himself on the bench again when the club signed Leandro Cufré. On February 5, 2010, it was announced on the official site of Shandong Luneng that they signed him. In January 2011, he was loaned to NK Zagreb. He played in five games, scoring a goal in the last-round match against Hrvatski Dragovoljac. In July 2011, his contract with Dinamo Zagreb was terminated by mutual consent.[2]

EttifaqEdit

He was subsequently signed by the Saudi club Ettifaq FC from Dammam. After two seasons with Ettifaq Carlos left the club.

Zob AhanEdit

In 2013 Carlos signed with Iran Pro League side Zob Ahan. In his first year with the club, he made 15 league appearances and helped Zob Ahan avoid relegation. On 1 June 2014, Santos renewed his contract with Zob Ahan, signed a two-year contract until 2016.

HonoursEdit

Career statisticsEdit

As of 1 June 2015[3]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Croatia League Croatian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005–06 Dinamo Zagreb Prva HNL 7 1 0 0 7 1
2006–07 24 1 7 0 5 0 36 1
2007–08 15 1 3 0 7 0 25 1
2008–09 7 0 3 0 3 0 13 0
Varteks 13 1 0 0 13 1
2009–10 Dinamo Zagreb 2 0 0 0 5 0 7 0
Iran League Hazfi Cup League Cup Aisa Total
2013–14 Zob Ahan IPL 15 0 1 0 16 0
2014–15 28 3 5 1 32 4
Career total 111 7 19 1 0 0 20 0 150 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carlos dobio hrvatsko državljanstvo" (in Croatian). Večernji list. 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
  2. ^ Rupnik, Borna (9 July 2011). "Carlos definitivno napustio Dinamo". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  3. ^ Career statistics at Nogometni Magazin

External linksEdit