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Cleiton Xavier
Personal information
Full name Cleiton Ribeiro Xavier
Date of birth March 23, 1983 (1983-03-23) (age 26)
Place of birth    São José da Tapera, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current club Palmeiras
Number 10
Youth career
2002 CSA
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Sport (loan)
Gama (loan)
Marília (loan)
Figueirense (loan)
068 00(5)
001 00(0)
000 00(0)
000 00(0)
061 0(12)
032 00(3)   
National team
2009– Brazil 000 00(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Cleiton Ribeiro Xavier or simply Cleiton Xavier (born March 23, 1983 in São José da Tapera, Alagoas) , is a Brazilian attacking midfielder. He currently plays for Palmeiras.


In early 2009, Palmeiras signed Cleiton from the relegated Figueirense. Cleiton Xavier proved he had good talent in Palmeiras's first matches in the Libertadores Cup and in the São Paulo State Championship. In April 29, 2009 Cleiton Xavier scored a 87th minute away-goal against Colo-Colo in the Libertadores Cup that secured to Palmeiras, in the last minutes, a place in the competitions Round of 16, it was a very long-range shot inside the goalkeeper's right angle. Later in the Série A alongside teammate Diego Souza, Cleiton Xavier made a outstanding season with Palmeiras, leading the competition for 19 rounds, however Palmeiras finished 5th due to losses in the final matches and did not qualify for the Libertadores Cup. Cleiton Xavier was elected the 3rd best player of the season, even though he had an injury. In 2010, Cleiton Xavier remained with Palmeiras and also started well the year. He participated in Palmeiras's first ten goals in the São Paulo State Championship.


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