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Falcão (futsal player)

Falcão (futsal player)

Brazilian futsal player
Falcão (futsal player)
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Intro Brazilian futsal player
Is Athlete Football player Association football player Journalist Futsal player
From Brazil
Type Journalism Sports
Gender male
Birth 8 June 1977, São Paulo
Age 43 years
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Biography

Alessandro Rosa Vieira (born 8 June 1977), more commonly known as Falcão, is a Brazilian futsal player. He is known for his flashy and potent dribbling skills and a powerful and accurate left foot.

Career

After a brief spell playing association football with São Paulo Futebol Clube during the first half of 2005, including in the 2005 Copa Libertadores, Falcão returned to futsal. He currently represents Futsal Brasil Kirin, AKA Sorocaba, a team from Sorocaba, São Paulo. In 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2012, he was recognized as the Best Futsal Player of the World. On 26 June 2015, Falcão joined Nottingham Forest's futsal team for a tournament in Kuwait. He also played in the inaugural season of Premier Futsal for Chennai 5's. He scored five goals for his team in the tournament.

Internationally, Falcão scored 339 goals in 201 appearances for Brazil. In the 2004 and 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cups, he was recognised by FIFA as the Best Player of the tournaments. In 2008 and 2012, he helped Brazil win their 4th and 5th title in the FIFA Futsal World Cup. On 22 September 2016, Falcão retired from the Brazil national team after they were eliminated by Iran in the round of 16 at the 2016 World Cup. Despite the early exit, he managed to score 10 goals, winning the Bronze Shoe, and ultimately becoming the all-time top goalscorer in FIFA Futsal World Cup history, having scored 48 times. Falcão is considered by many football experts and players the greatest player in futsal history.

Honours

Club

  • South-American Championship: 2001, 2004
  • Liga Futsal: 1999, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Brazilian Club Cup: 1998, 2003, 2004
  • São Paulo City Cup: 1995, 1998, 2002
  • Paulista Championship: 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2014
  • Mineiro Championship: 1999
  • Catarinense Championship: 2003
  • Metropolitan Championship: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Topper São Paulo Cup: 1997, 2001
  • Copa Libertadores: 2005
  • Paulista Championship: 2005

National team

  • Futsal Mundialito: 2001
  • Nations Cup: 2001
  • RJ International Cup: 1998
  • American Cup: 1998, 1999
  • South American Championship: 2000, 2008, 2011
  • Latin Cup: 2003
  • Tigers 5 – Singapore: 1999
  • Egypt Tournament: 2002
  • Thailand Tournament: 2003
  • Pan American Games: 2007
  • Grand Prix de Futsal: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • KL World 5's – Malaysia: 2008
  • FIFA Futsal World Cup: 2008, 2012
  • ODESUR games: 2002, 2010

Individual

  • Best Futsal Player of the World: 2004, 2006, 2011, 2012
  • FIFA Futsal World Cup Golden Shoe: 2004
  • FIFA Futsal World Cup Golden Ball: 2004, 2008
  • FIFA Futsal World Cup Silver Shoe: 2008
  • FIFA Futsal World Cup Bronze Shoe: 2016
  • The FIFA Award for an Outstanding Career: 2016

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