Sidiclei de Souza

Personal information
Full name Sidiclei de Souza
Date of birth (1972-05-13) 13 May 1972
Place of birth Cascavel, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1987–1990 Cascavel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1997 Matsubara
1996Atlético Paranaense (loan)
1997–1998 Montedio Yamagata 49 (9)
1999 Kyoto Purple Sanga 29 (4)
2000 Oita Trinita 35 (5)
2001–2003 Vissel Kobe 85 (12)
2004–2007 Gamba Osaka 122 (9)
2008–2009 Kyoto Sanga FC 53 (1)
2010–2011 Cascavel
2010Marcílio Dias (loan)
2011 Águia Negra

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2010.

Sidiclei de Souza (born 13 May 1972 in Cascavel, Brazil), simply known as Sidiclei, is a Brazilian football player.[1]

Sidiclei previously played for Atletico Paranaense in the Copa do Brasil.[2]

Sidiclei captained for Gamba Osaka in 2005 and Kyoto Sanga FC in 2009. He is considered one of the most successful foreign players in Japan, and was seen as a cult figure amongst the supporters.

He is also famous in 2channel by the phrase "Too bad, Sidiclei is there", an allegory of his great skill of defending, especially anticipation.

Club statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
1997Montedio YamagataFootball League22531--256
1999Kyoto Purple SangaJ1 League2941040-344
2000Oita TrinitaJ2 League3553121-407
2001Vissel KobeJ1 League2802031-331
2004Gamba OsakaJ1 League3033051-384
2008Kyoto Sanga FCJ1 League3312050-401
Country Japan 3734031661116047657
Total 3734031661116047657


  1. "Stats Centre: Sidiclei de Souza Facts". Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  2. "Futpédia: Sidiclei (Sidiclei de Souza)". Globo Esporte. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
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