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Julio Cesar Santos Correa

Julio Cesar Santos Correa (born November 17, 1978 in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil) is a Brazilian football player who plays in defense. He is currently playing for Olympiakos in the Alpha Ethniki.

He is not to be confused with two other Brazilian players also named Julio Cesar, in particular with Julio Cesar da Silva who played in the World Cup 1986 for Brazil.

Having started his career in 1996 with Real Valladolid, for whom he continued playing for three years before being snapped up by Real Madrid. He won the UEFA Champions League with Real in 2000, but he found himself on his way again at the end of the season, first to A.C. Milan, then Real Sociedad, SL Benfica and FK Austria Wien.

Cesar made his way from Spain to the Bolton and the Premiership and immediately found form, debuting in a 4-1 victory over Charlton Athletic.

However after the next game, a 2-0 defeat to Fulham, Cesar found himself dropped from the starting line-up in favour of the Tunisian international Radhi Jaidi.

The rest of the 2005 season saw the player appear intermittantly in the Bolton team but a broken foot sustained against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Boxing Day did not help his chances of re-gaining a regular first team berth.

He was signed by Tigres in 2005 and became a key to the Tigres defense in both the Mexican tournament and the Copa Libertadores de América.

In July 2006 he joined Olympiakos Piraeus.

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