Birth date 21 Sep 1977 (40 years)
Nationality Brazil Brazil
Position Defender
Team history
Operário Ferroviário Esporte Clube 2016 - present
Clube Atlético Paranaense 2015 - 2016
Clube Atlético Metropolitano 2013 - 2014
Botafogo Futebol Clube (SP) 2012
Clube Náutico Capibaribe 2012
Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas 2007 - 2011
Associacao Desportiva Cabofriense 2005 - 2007
Clube Atletico Mineiro 2004 (loan)
Clube Atlético Paranaense 2000 - 2004
Bangu Atlético Clube 2000
Ituano Futebol Clube 1999
Mirassol Futebol Clube 1999
CR Vasco da Gama 1994 - 1998
Campo Grande Atlético Clube 1998

A professional football player from Brazil, Alessandro de Conceicao Pinto plays as a defender in the right-back position. Alessandro began his playing career at the Americano Futebol Clube youth academy, way back in 1992. From 1992 to 1994, he worked his way into the first team, making his professional debut at the age of 17. In 1994, Alessandro caught the eye of Vasco da Gama who decided to give him his professional contract instead of letting him turn out in the lower divisions for Americano.

From 1994 to 1998, Vasco da Gama turned Alessandro from being a player who sat on the bench to being someone who was wanted by every club in Brazil. He helped the team win the 1997 Serie A title, the 1998 Taca Guanabara title and the 1998 Taca Rio title as well. In 1998, Alessandro would also help Vasco da Gama win the Rio de Janeiro state league title.

Towards the latter half of 1998, Alessandro moved to Campo Grande but at the start of 1999, moved immediately to Ituano Futebol Clube. Unable to find regular playing time with any of these sides, Alessandro was on the move again, signing up with Mirassol Futebol Clube and then in 2000, moved to Bangu Atletico Clube where he finally got some regular playing time.

At Bangu, Alessandro would play around 25-odd games, scoring once, and doing enough to catch the eye of Atletico Paranaense. After moving to Atletico in 2000, Alessandro worked his way into the first team and helped the side win the 2001 Serie A title as well as the 2001 and 2002 Parana State League title. Between 2000 and 2004, Alessandro had played 93 games for Atletico Paranaense, scoring twice as well.

He spent the last year of his contract with Atletico Paranaense out on loan to Atletico Mineiro. He played 31 times for Mineiro, scoring once.

In 2005, Alessandro moved to Sao Caetano, and over the next three seasons, failed to make regular appearances for the team. He only played 43 games until the end of his contract, before moving to Botafogo.

At Botafogo, Alessandro would spend 5 seasons, playing over 115 games and scoring 4 goals while leading the club to the 2007 and 2008 Taca Rio titles and the 2009 Taca Guanabara title. He moved to Botafogo Futebol Clube, a completely different entity, in 2012, but before Alessandro could get any playing time, he was signed up by Clube Nautico Capibaribe.

At the international level, Alessandro had played 3 times for the Brazilian senior national team but those would be his only caps at the highest level.

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