Carlos (footballer, born 1995)

Carlos Alberto Carvalho da Silva Júnior (born 15 August 1995), simply known as Carlos, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia.

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Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Carvalho da Silva Júnior
Date of birth (1995-08-15) 15 August 1995 (age 27)
Place of birth Santa Luz, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
2009–2014 Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2018 Atlético Mineiro 83 (15)
2017Internacional (loan) 26 (3)
2018Paraná (loan) 19 (1)
2019 Rio Ave 7 (1)
2019–2021 Santa Clara 66 (22)
2021– Al-Shabab 24 (14)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:08, 27 August 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Santa Luz, Bahia, Carlos joined Atlético Mineiro's youth setup in 2009, aged 14. On 10 August 2013 he made his professional debut, replacing Rosinei in a 0–0 away draw against Náutico for the Série A championship.[1]

In January 2014 Carlos was definitely promoted to the main squad.[2] He scored his first goal on 1 March, netting the last of a 4–1 Campeonato Mineiro away routing over Villa Nova.[3]

Carlos also appeared regularly during the year's national league, scoring a brace in a 3–2 away win against fierce rivals Cruzeiro on 21 September.[4]

On 2 February 2017, Carlos joined Internacional on a season-long loan.[5]

On 17 April 2018, Carlos was once again loaned by Atlético, this time to Paraná, reuniting with his former manager at Atlético's youth team Rogério Micale.[6]

On 29 December 2018 it was announced, that Carlos had signed with Vitória F.C. in Portugal.[7] His contract with Atlético was terminated, but the club maintained a percentage in case of future sale of the player. Carlos moved to Setúbal, but the transfer was actually never finalized due to bureaucratic problems. He then signed with another Portuguese club, Rio Ave FC.

On 20 August 2021, Carlos joined Al-Shabab on a three-year contract.[8]

International careerEdit

On 27 November 2014, Carlos was preselected by the Brazil under-20s for the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship, hosted in Uruguay.[9]


Atlético Mineiro



  1. ^ "Náutico e Galo empatam sem gols e continuam vivendo momento ruim" [Náutico and Galo draw blank and keep living bad moment] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. ^ "'Novo Bernard' tem multa de R$ 32 mi no Atlético-MG e deve ser blindado por mais um ano" ['New Bernard' has a R$ 32 mi clause at Atlético-MG and may be shielded for another year] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Em Nova Lima, bloco do Atlético-MG não tem dificuldades para passar pelo Villa" [In Nova Lima, Atlético-MG's block has no difficulties to overcome Villa] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Carlos brilha, e Galo quebra domínio do líder absoluto Cruzeiro no Mineirão" [Carlos shines, and breaks absolute leader Cruzeiro's domain in Mineirão] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Fechou! Inter se acerta com Atlético-MG e Carlos viaja para Porto Alegre" [Closed deal! Inter reaches agreement with Atlético-MG and Carlos travels to Porto Alegre] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Galo libera Carlos para acertar com Paraná" [Galo allows Carlos to join Paraná] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 17 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  7. ^ Carlos é o primeiro reforço,, 29 December 2018
  8. ^ "الشباب يضم كارلوس جونيور إلى صفوفه".
  9. ^ "Sul-Americano: Gallo divulga lista com Gabigol, Thalles, Malcom e Carlos" [South American: Gallo releases list with Gabigol, Thalles, Malcom and Carlos] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Liga Nos Team of the season". Liga Portugal. Retrieved 10 June 2021.

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