Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa

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Personal information
Full name Kléber Soriano de Carvalho Corrêa
Date of birth (1980-04-01) 1 April 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Position(s) Left Wing-back
Youth career
1997–1998 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Corinthians 260 (8)
2003–2004 Hannover 96 23 (1)
2004–2005 FC Basel 30 (1)
2005Santos (loan) 15 (0)
2006–2008 Santos[1] 165 (14)
2009–2013 Internacional[2] 122 (6)
2014 Figueirense 4 (0)
Total 619 (30)
National team
2002–2009 Brazil 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2014 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 September 2011

Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa (born 1 April 1980 in São Paulo),[3] commonly known as Kléber, is a Brazilian former professional footballer, who played as a left wingback.

Club career[edit]

Kléber began his career in Corinthians. He was a regular team when Corinthians won Brazilian Championship twice on 1998–1999 campaign, FIFA Club World Championship in 2000, São Paulo State Championship in 2001 and Brazil Cup.

In 2003, he moved to Hannover, but he failed to establish himself on the German club and went on loan to the Swiss Basel. Kléber became a regular at the Swiss club, who exercised its purchase option in the 2004–05 summer window.


He then joined Santos on a one-year loan in 2005.

In 2006, Kléber was a part of the team that won São Paulo State Championship and, after Santos definitely purchased his contract, finished fourth in the Brazilian League. Santos won the state title once again in 2007, with Kléber delivering the cross to the winning 2–0 goal against São Caetano.


On 26 January 2009, the left wingback was signed by Internacional. The investment company DIS Esporte bought Kléber from Santos for R$ 5 million and sold to Inter for undisclosed fee.[4] In September 2010 he signed a new contract which last until January 2013.[5]

International career[edit]

Kléber made his debut for Brazil on 31 January 2002 in a friendly match against Bolivia. A year later, he was included in Brazil team for 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. He appeared in all three matches, as Brazil was eliminated in the group stage. After missing out from the national team for more than four years, he was recalled to the team on March 2007 and subsequently earned a place in Brazil's team for 2007 Copa América, which Brazil went on to win. He scored his first international goal on 12 September 2007 in a friendly match against Mexico. In May 2009, he was selected for the Brazil squad for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.[6]

As of 15 June 2009
National team Club Season Apps Goals
Brazil Corinthians 2002 3 0
2003 4 0
Santos 2007 4 1
2008 4 0
Internacional 2009 4 0
2011 2 0
Total 21 1











  1. ^ "Kléber". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Kléber de Carvalho Corrêa". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  3. ^ Kléber de Carvalho CorrêaFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "Santos FC 2009 annual report" (PDF). Santos FC (in Portuguese). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  5. ^ "BOLETIM INFORMATIVO DIÁRIO ELETRÔNICO (BID-E) RELAÇÃO PELA DATA 21/09/2010". CBF (in Portuguese). 21 September 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Dunga omits Ronaldo, Ronaldinho". FIFA. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  7. ^ "São Paulo domina premiação da CBF". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 3 December 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2009.