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Personal information
Full name Ezequias Roosevelt Tavares de Melo
Date of birth (1981-01-28) 28 January 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Jundiaí, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2000–2001 Corithians-AL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Marítimo 60 (0)
2001–2002 Marítimo B 12 (1)
2005Gil Vicente (loan) 16 (0)
2005–2006 Académica 26 (0)
2006–2008 Porto 1 (0)
2007Beira-Mar (loan) 8 (0)
2007–2008Leixões (loan) 25 (0)
2008–2010 Braşov 50 (1)
2010–2012 Rapid București 35 (0)
2013 Corithians-AL
2014 Santa Cruz-PA
2015–2016 Independente-PA 6 (1)
2016 Águia Marabá 5 (0)
2017 Independente-PA 12 (0)
2017– Trem 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2017

Ezequias Roosevelt Tavares de Melo (born 28 January 1981), known simply as Ezequias, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Trem Desportivo Clube as a left back.

He played for several teams during his professional career, in three countries.

Football career[edit]

Born in Jundiaí, São Paulo, Ezequias started playing football with lowly Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano. He would then spend the following seven seasons in Portugal, with C.S. Marítimo – where he arrived in 2001 alongside Pepe, later of FC Porto, Real Madrid and the Portugal national team fame – Gil Vicente FC, Académica de Coimbra, Porto, S.C. Beira-Mar[1] and Leixões SC,[2] the latter two loaned by the Primeira Liga club after being unable to impress (only one league appearance, a 1–2 away loss against S.C. Braga[3]).

In the middle of 2008, Ezequias was finally released by Porto and signed with Romania's FC Braşov. Two years later, after two seasons as first-choice, he moved to another team in that country and its Liga I, FC Rapid București.

Personal life[edit]

For reasons unknown to him, Ezequias' second name was an homage to American president Franklin D. Roosevelt.[4]




  1. ^ "Porto pair go out on loan". UEFA.com. 28 December 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Saída e entrada de jogadores para a nova época" [Ins and outs for new season] (in Portuguese). DNotícias. 13 August 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Sp. Braga-F.C. Porto, 2–1 (crónica)" [Sp. Braga-F.C. Porto, 2–1 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 2 October 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Presidentes históricos na Madeira" [Historical presidents in Madeira]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 September 2002. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.

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