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Alexsandro de Souza (born 14 September 1977), commonly known as Alex, is a Brazilian football manager, pundit and retired footballer, who played as an attacking midfielder. Alex is a former captain of the Brazil national team and Turkish club Fenerbahçe; throughout his career, he also played for Coritiba, Palmeiras, Flamengo and Cruzeiro in Brazil, and Parma in the Italian Serie A. Alex first played professionally for Coritiba, a Brazilian football club from the state of Paraná, where he stayed from 1995 to 1997, when he was sold to Palmeiras, from São Paulo. When he was playing for Palmeiras where he became a national star, in Brazil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alex has received more than 784,942 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Alex is the 1,960th most popular soccer player (down from 1,799th in 2019), the 423rd most popular biography from Brazil (down from 403rd in 2019) and the 205th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Alex ranks 1,960 out of 16,880Before him are Guillermo Amor, Alexander Frei, Carlos Gamarra, Armando Picchi, Ricardo Infante, and Carlos Pachamé. After him are Mladen Mladenović, Félix Loustau, Bacary Sagna, Germán Burgos, Ange Postecoglou, and Heinz Kwiatkowski.

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Among people born in 1977, Alex ranks 76Before him are Ji Sung, Massimo Ambrosini, Sofi Oksanen, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Lana Parrilla, and Freddie Ljungberg. After him are Frédéric Kanouté, Vince Carter, Erika Lust, William Gallas, Audrey Fleurot, and Kerry Washington.

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Among people born in Brazil, Alex ranks 423 out of 2,067Before him are Dadá Maravilha (1946), Francisco Rodrigues (1925), Zé Sérgio (1957), Agostinho Fortes Filho (1901), Cecília Meireles (1901), and Edmílson (1976). After him are Gonçalves Dias (1823), Giba (1976), Laura Cardoso (1927), Marina Silva (1958), Aracy Balabanian (1940), and Murilo Benício (1971).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Alex ranks 205Before him are Fausto dos Santos (1905), Dadá Maravilha (1946), Francisco Rodrigues (1925), Zé Sérgio (1957), Agostinho Fortes Filho (1901), and Edmílson (1976). After him are Alfredo II (1920), Luiz Luz (1909), Araken Patusca (1905), Ricardo Ferretti (1954), Daishiro Yoshimura (1947), and Mengálvio Pedro Figueiró (1939).

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