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Carlos Eduardo was born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo. When he was 6 years old, his father took him to a small school to play football on the sand. Then he started his football career in three youth clubs, and he met Vinícius Eutrópio who is considered the most important character in Carlos’s football career. In fact, Carlos regards him as his father and thinks that his career would not have taken that course without Vinicius’s help in his early youth.

At the beginning, Carlos started playing in Desportive Brasil which lent him several times at the age of 18, and it was there where he met Vinicius for the first time. Vinicius trained him in Ituano, Fluminense and Gremio Barueri which are all Brazilian clubs.

In fact, Carlos Eduardo did not leave any mark on Brazilian football before he played in Europe because he started playing for a small Brazilian club, Desportivo, which is owned by an administrative company that sells promising players. It is worth mentioning that this company owns Portuguese Estoril Praia to which Carlos moved later on. After that, Carlos moved to Portugal in the winter of 2011 on a lending deal to G.D. Estoril Praia which is a second division team in the Portuguese tournament.

The following season of 2011 / 2012 was the best season for Carlos because it was the season in which his team Estoril Praia won the Portuguese second-division championship, and as a result the team qualified for the Premier League. Due to Carlos’s remarkable performance in the last two seasons, he moved to FC Porto in the summer of 2013. FC Porto was the Champ of the League and the best Portuguese team. Carlos was then 23 years old. Moving to a big club like Porto was a big step. At the beginning, Paulo Fonseca, Porto’s coach, did not seem convinced at the beginning, and he moved Carlos to the alternative team and Carlos played in both teams as Porto had two teams; the first one played in the Portuguese Premier League and the other one played in the second-division tournament. When the coach gave him the opportunity to play with the first team, Eduardo took good advantage of it especially in the match against Olhanense which ended in 4 – 0, and Eduardo scored a fabulous goal. Without prior notice, everybody started calling him new Deco, a player in the Portuguese team and the former team.

In the middle of the season, there were lots of expectations of Eduardo, but the results of the team in general were not satisfactory, and what made matters worse was his serious injury, So, the team came in third in the tournament, and the coach of the Portuguese team, Fonseca,  was sacked in March 2004 followed by a careful examination of the whole team. The new Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui was given the authority to change the whole team, and Eduardo knew that he did not have a big chance  to play.

In the summer of 2014 and in the last hours before the transfer market was closed, it was announced that Carlos was lent to OGC Nice  which was in dire need of a midfielder as Calude Puel, the coach training Nice since 2012, was in need of him because he had asked for him before he left for Porto. Eduardo’s season with Nice ( 2014 / 2015 season) was an important season in his career because he recovered from his injury stronger than before and continued playing with the team until he became one of the most important players in it. Besides, his market value became the highest value a player could reach since the beginning of his professional career.

For the bad luck of the French team, Eduardo’s lending contract prevented him from moving to the team after the contract expired. So, it was obligatory that Eduardo should go back to FC Porto in the summer.

In that summer, Carlos Eduardo moved to Al Hilal Saudi Club to succeed his former colleague, Thiago Neves,  to Flumenense who was one of the most outstanding professional footballers in the remarkable history of Al Hilal. So, he became a member of a team that includes two more Brazilian footballers who are Ailton Almeida and Roderigo Silva Digao. 

Eduardo’s beginning with Al Hilal was the most attractive one which every player would dream of.  The first match was against the traditional opponent team, Al Nasr,  in the capital derby in the Saudi Super Cup between the league champ and the King Cup champ which London hosted. The match ended in 1 – 0 and the goal was scored by Carlos Eduardo. Consequently, the team, Al Hilal,  won the Super Cup title in the inaugural season and against its classic opponent. Until now Eduardo keeps scoring being the team top scorer and showing the best performance in the Saudi League.

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Carlos Eduardo the Brazilian player, Al Hilal player and one of his best players .. Started his career in Brazil reaching its best clubs , then he went to Portugal to play for the best team in Portugal ( Porto ) .. Completing his professional career he played one year in the French league with ( OGC Nice ) before joining ( Al Hilal ) where he's playing now.

Eduardo Statistics

  • Goals: 17
  • Assists: 6
  • Playing minuets: 2897 min
  • Matches Played: 34

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