Adesvaldo Lima

This article is about the 1980s footballer. For other people named Lima, see Lima (surname).
Personal information
Full name Adesvaldo José de Lima
Date of birth (1962-09-17) 17 September 1962
Place of birth Camapuã, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1979–1981 Operário
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 Operário
1984–1986 Corithians 74 (36)
1985Santos (loan)
1987–1988 Grêmio
1988–1991 Benfica 36 (4)
1992 Internacional
1993 America
1994 Cerro Porteño
1994 Vitória
1994 Farroupilha
1997 Brasil de Pelotas
Total 110 (40)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Adesvaldo José de Lima, commonly known as Lima , is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as forward.


Born in Camapuã, Mato Grosso do Sul, Lima started in Operário de Mato Grosso. After being top-scorer of the 1982 and 1983 Campeonato Sul-Mato-Grossense,[1] he joined Corithians in 1984, who loaned him to Santos. In 1987, he moved to Grêmio, where he would take part in Campeonato Gaúcho titles in 1987 and 1988, being Top-Scorer in the latter, alongside Valdo, Cuca, Astengo and Mazarópi.[2][3]

He then moved to Portugal, joining Benfica, where he would reunite with Valdo, playing sparsely throughout three seasons, but notably scoring three goals in the 1989–90 European Cup campaign, on the way to the final.[4][5] In 1991, he signed with Internacional, winning another Campeonato Gaúcho, and then moving through a number of clubs, retiring at age 35.

In 2012, he ran for the city council in Campo Grande for the Brazilian Labour Party.[6]


  1. "Mato Grosso do Sul State Championship -- List of Topscorers". (in Portuguese).
  2. "Rio Grande do Sul -- List of State Topscorers". (in Portuguese).
  3. "Lima". (in Portuguese).
  4. "Adesvaldo Lima".
  5. "Nº49 - Adesvaldo José de Lima". Vedeta ou Marreta (in Portuguese). 17 March 2007.
  6. "Lima visita o prefeito Getúlio com proposta de projeto social". Bulhões Digital (in Portuguese). 18 April 2011.

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