Nenê (footballer born 1981)

Nene in March 2012

Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, better known as Nene (born 19 July 1981 in Jundiaí, São Paulo) is a Spanish- Brazilian footballer who currently plays for the Sports Club Al- Gharafa. The left foot is known both for his dribbling skills as well as dangerous free kicks.


In the club

His professional career began in 1999 at the Nene Brazilian club Paulista FC from the city of Jundiaí ( State of São Paulo). Previously, he spent a year in Portugal in the youth academy of Sporting Lisbon. In 2001, he joined the Palmeiras São Paulo, where he - mostly as a substitute - and scored five goals in 24 league games. After just one year he moved to league rivals FC Santos, where he met the players Robinho, Diego and Elano, who should make later in Europe career. Even Nene moved into the focus of European clubs after scoring eight goals in just nine games.

So he moved in 2003 on loan to Spanish club RCD Mallorca. Although he was one of nine goals in 29 missions to the service providers, Mallorca did not pull the agreed purchase option. Nevertheless, he had made with strong performances in Spain sensation and therefore committed Deportivo Alavés the Brazilians after the loan had expired. Also in Alavés he presented himself with strong performances.

In summer 2006, Nene was obliged Celta Vigo for four million euros. After a strong season with nine goals he signed in 2007 at AS Monaco; the Monegasque had to pay for it to the Spaniards a fee of six million euros. After a regular season in the French Ligue 1 Nene moved back to Spain, where he joined for a loan period of one year the RCD Espanyol Barcelona. The agreed purchase option was not taken, so he returned to AS Monaco in 2009. 2009/10 was the best season of the fast dribbler, get him 14 league goals.

In 2010 he moved to a transfer fee of 5.5 million euros to the French capital club Paris Saint- Germain. He started with seven goals and convincing performances (especially in the Europa League ) excelling in the season 2010/11. Nene was in the season 2011/12 with 21 goals scored next to the player Olivier Giroud French scorer. After the club during the summer break has invested a lot of money for new players, Nene season 2012/ 13 was in the first round to substitute.

On January 15, 2013 Nene joined the Qatari Stars League for Al- Gharafa Sports Club.

In the National Team

2003 Nene played four games for the Brazilian U-23 national team. In 2010, he stood in the extended squad of Spain for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque made ​​him a use for the Spanish national football team in view. Nevertheless, a debut for the Brazilian Seleção is not excluded.