Francelino Matuzalem da Silva is a Brazilian footballer who currently features for the Spanish football club Real Zaragoza. He is strong and skillful midfielder and is renowned for his work ethics.
Matuzalem has played for a plethora of football clubs since his start at Vitria Bahia in 1997. He moved to AC Bellinzone in 1999 and then to Napoli and Parma in Italy. He played for Brescia in the 2003-2004 season and played for Shakhtar Donetsk from 2004 to 2007.
In the summer of 2007 Matuzalem was signed by Real Zaragoza.