Alex Antônio de Melo Santos

Personal information
Full name Alex Antônio de Melo Santos[1]
Date of birth (1983-04-16) April 16, 1983
Place of birth Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil[2]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Left-back, Left-winger
Club information
Current team
Tokushima Vortis
Number 3
Youth career
1996–2000 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Cruzeiro
2002 Kawasaki Frontale 20 (1)
2003–2007 Avispa Fukuoka 186 (38)
2008 Kashiwa Reysol 28 (5)
2009–2010 JEF United Chiba 55 (7)
2011–2012 Kashima Antlers 35 (1)
2012- Tokushima Vortis (loan) 101 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 February 2016.

Alex Antônio de Melo Santos, or simply Alex (born April 16, 1983), is a Brazilian midfielder. He recently plays for Tokushima Vortis in the J. League Division 2.

In June 2012, Alex joined Tokushima Vortis on loan from Kashima Antlers. The move was later made permanent, with Alex penning a new contract with Tokushima.

Club career statistics

As of 1 December 2012

Club Season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kawasaki Frontale200220132233
Avispa Fukuoka200340230432
Kashiwa Reysol20082855041376
JEF United Chiba20092201030260
Kashima Antlers2011301203050351
Tokushima Vortis201214321164
Total 338552051425037762

Personal life

His twin brother Alan is also a professional footballer who plays for Fujieda MYFC in the Japan Football League.[3]


  1. 1 2 "Alex Antônio de Melo Santos at Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  2. "Alex Antônio de Melo Santos at" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  3. "アランが福岡テスト生 (Alan faces the trial of Fukuoka)". Nikkan Sports. Jun 7, 2008. Retrieved Dec 1, 2013.

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