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Left-back Dodô is Santos’ first signing and promises to reinforce the team until 2025

The left-back, Dodô, 31, was at Atlético-MG and this Monday (10), Santos announced his signing on a two-year contract, until December 2025. The athlete is the team’s first signing in this summer window. transfers, despite being the third option for the sector in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team. It was considered a quick negotiation, after all, there were six more months left in the player’s contract with Atlético and he could already sign a pre-contract.

In 2009, Dodô was revealed in the youth team of Corinthians and made his first game as a professional in 2011, after playing for Bahia. The winger ended up being sold to Roma the following season, where the athlete began to build his career with spells at Internazionale de Milan and also at Sampdoria, until he opted to return to Brazil in 2018 and was loaned to Santos FC, when he was a starter and played in 50 matches. After leaving Peixe, the player still defended Cruzeiro before going to Atlético-MG.


On Sunday, after Santos won 4-3 against Goiás in the Brazilian Championship, coach Paulo Turra praised the player: “He is a very experienced player, who has a beautiful history here at Santos, he was runner-up in the Libertadores, a winning player and he is a great person, with an enormous character. If this comes to fruition, it will certainly be very well- coming”.

The left side was a lacking position for Santos in the squad. The club’s football coordinator, Falcão, confirmed that it was one of the functions in which the team needed to strengthen itself, after all, the starter at the beginning of the season, Felipe Jonatan, suffered an injury to his left knee and should not return this year. The immediate reserve, Lucas Pires, was removed for indiscipline and Santos is awaiting proposals for the player’s negotiation. Therefore, the squad now has only Kevyson who appears as a starter and also Gabriel Inocêncio who has already acted improvised as a left-back.


The winger had not been used at the Belo Horizonte club, his last appearance on the field in May, during the defeat by Corinthians in the Copa do Brasil. After that, he was even listed for the next seven matches, but he never made it onto the field.

And since the start of the season, he has only played 15 games, but 12 as a starter. With the lack of space, he began to think about the objective of leaving Atlético and looking for a new club for a transfer. He was even offered to Corinthians, the team for which he was revealed, but opted to return to Santos.

Featured photo: Rueda signs a contract with winger Dodô. Playback/Raul Baretta/Santos FC/ge


Left-back Dodô is Santos’ first signing and promises to reinforce the team until 2025

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