Rever Humberto Alves Araujo, or just Rever for short, is a central defender who plays professional football in his home-country of Brazil. A youth squad member of Paulista, a Serie B team in the Brazilian leagues, Alves got into the first team in 2004. For five seasons, Rever stayed at the team and tried to gain as much playing time and experience as he could.
He was part of the team that went on to win the 2005 Brazilian Cup and was used quite regularly as a substitute.
In 2007-08, Rever’s slow progress prompted his club to send him out to Al Wahda, in Abu Dhabi. In 2008, his loan spell shifted to Gremio and suddenly, Rever was starting every game for his team. His 35 games produced two goals for Gremio. After his stellar performance through the season, Gremio decided to bring him in on a permanent deal and Rever transferred to Gremio.
In 2008, Paulista had been relegated to the Serie C in Brazil, but Rever was, once again a star performer and Gremio decided to buy half his playing rights. After becoming a regular in the team and warranting a regular starting spot, Gremio bought him out completely, in 2009, and soon, Gremio enjoyed his presence in 2009-10. Although his season wasn’t as spectacular as before, Rever scored five goals in 31 games, creating a bigger impact on foreign scouts.
In 2010, his European dream got a boost when VfL Wolfsburg signed him up for five seasons. However, Rever failed to adapt to his new conditions and was sold to Atletico Mineiro in July, 2010. After a spectacular start to his tenure with Atletico Mineiro, Rever was granted a call-up to the Brazilian national team, with whom he played two games.
Rever is an integral part of the first team squad at Atletico Mineiro and is also a prospect for the Brazilian team.