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Carlos Eduardo de Oliveira Alves (born 17 October 1989), known as Carlos Eduardo, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Saudi club Al-Hilal FC as a midfielder.

Carlos Eduardo
Personal information
Full name Carlos Eduardo de Oliveira Alves
Date of birth (1989-10-17) 17 October 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
2006 São Bento
2007–2008 Desportivo Brasil
2007–2008São Bento (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Desportivo Brasil 0 (0)
2009Ituano (loan) 0 (0)
2009Fluminense (loan) 9 (1)
2010Grêmio Prudente (loan) 15 (0)
2011–2012Estoril (loan) 37 (1)
2012–2013 Estoril 28 (4)
2013–2014 Porto B 10 (1)
2013–2015 Porto 17 (4)
2014–2015Nice (loan) 30 (10)
2015– Al-Hilal 73 (42)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2019


Football careerEdit

Early years / EstorilEdit

Born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Carlos Eduardo played youth football for three clubs. He started his senior career with Desportivo Brasil, who loaned him several times for the duration of his contract; in the Série A he represented Fluminense FC and Grêmio Barueri Futebol, but only appeared in 24 games the two sides combined.

Carlos Eduardo moved to Portugal in January 2011, being loaned to G.D. Estoril Praia in the second division. He contributed with 23 matches and one goal in his first full season, to help his team win the league and return to the Primeira Liga after a seven-year absence.

Carlos Eduardo made his debut in the Portuguese top flight on 17 August 2012, coming on as a 60th minute substitute in a 1–2 away loss against S.C. Olhanense.[1] He totalled nearly 1,600 minutes of action – notably scoring twice in a 4–0 home win over C.D. Nacional[2]– during the campaign as the Lisbon club overachieved for a final fifth position and qualified to the UEFA Europa League.


On 22 May 2013, Carlos Eduardo signed a four-year contract with another Portuguese side, FC Porto,[3] alternating between the main squad and the reserves in his first year.[4] For 2014–15, he was loaned to France's OGC Nice.[5]

Carlos Eduardo scored five times in Nice's 7–2 away routing of En Avant de Guingamp on 26 October 2014, including a first-half hat-trick.[6][7]


In the summer of 2015, Carlos Eduardo joined Al-Hilal FC.[8][9] In his very first appearance with the Saudi club, on 12 August 2015, he netted the only goal in a win against Al-Nassr FC for the Saudi Super Cup at Loftus Road.[10] Late in the month, in two games separated by four days, he helped defeat Lekhwiya SC (4–1 home victory, for the AFC Champions League) and Al-Fateh SC (2–1, away) by scoring three times combined.[11][12]

On 15 August 2017, Carlos Eduardo scored twice in a 4–3 home win against Al-Taawoun FC.[13]



  1. ^ "Olhanense entra a ganhar" [Olhanense have winning debut]. Jornal do Algarve (in Portuguese). 18 August 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Estoril-Nacional, 4–0 (crónica)" [Estoril-Nacional, 4–0 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Carlos Eduardo assina pelo FC Porto até 2017" [Carlos Eduardo signs for FC Porto until 2017]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 22 May 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Paulo Fonseca sobre Quintero: "Pediu para jogar na equipa B"" [Paulo Fonseca on Quintero: «He asked to play in the B-team»] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Carlos Eduardo prêté à Nice par Porto" [Carlos Eduardo loaned to Nice by Porto] (in French). RTBF. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Guingamp 2–7 Nice". BBC Sport. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  7. ^ Yokhin, Michael (28 October 2014). "Nice's new five-goal hero Carlos Eduardo has Riquelme in his sights". ESPN FC. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  8. ^ "الهلال ينهي التعاقد مع ادواردو والإتفاق مع الميدا" (in Arabic). Al Hilal. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  9. ^ "AL-HILAL signs initial contracts with (Carlos Eduardo) and (Ailton Almeida)". Al Hilal. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Carlos Eduardo seals Al Hilal's historic win in Saudi Super Cup". Football Channel Asia. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  11. ^ "AFC Champions League: Al Hilal beat Lekhwiya 4–1". Qatar News Agency. 26 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  12. ^ "Al Fateh 1–2 Al Hilal". FIFA. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Al Hilal 4–3 Al-Taawoun" (in Arabic). SL Stat. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Cup of joy for Al Hilal as Saudi King attends final". Gulf Digital News. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

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