Date of Birth: 8/12/1983
Hometown: Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil
Last Club: Coritiba FC (Brazil)
Kléber, nicknamed "Gladiador" (Gladiator) for his courage and determination, arrives from his native Brazil where he recently played with Coritiba FC. In parts of four seasons with Coritiba, Kléber appeared in 91 matches and netted 41 goals, including 23 in the 2016 season.
The 34-year-old began his career with the revered São Paulo Futebol Clube, playing nine years with the youth academy, then shining for the club team in 2003, scoring 10 goals in 45 matches. That same year, he appeared in seven matches and scored a goal for Brazil’s U-20 team. The following season, Kléber began playing for Dynamo Kyiv of the Ukrainian Premier League, winning two league championships and three Ukrainian Cups over five seasons, while scoring 37 goals in 104 matches. After a 2008 loan to Brazilian club Palmeiras and another season with Dynamo Kyiv, Kléber spent the next nine seasons in Brazil’s premier league, playing for Cruzeiro, Palmeiras, Grêmio and Vasco da Gama before signing with Coritiba.