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Cao (Portuguese footballer)

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Place of birth  Praia, Cape Verde
Role  Portuguese footballer
1988–1990  Porto
Height  1.78 m
Name  Carlos Fortes
Years  Team
Playing position  Midfielder
1990–1991  Porto

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Full name  Carlos Alberto Correia Fortes
Date of birth  (1968-10-20) 20 October 1968 (age 47)

Carlos Alberto Correia Fortes (born 20 October 1968 in Praia, Cape Verde), commonly known as Cao, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.


Club career

After unsuccessfully emerging through FC Porto's youth ranks, Cao went on to play 12 seasons in the two major levels of Portuguese football, representing Rio Ave FC (second division), F.C. Tirsense (Primeira Liga), Leça FC (first and second tiers), S.C. Salgueiros (both), S.C. Campomaiorense (both) and F.C. Felgueiras (second).

He retired from professional football in 2003 with totals of 286 games and 11 goals, going on to spend the rest of his career in amateur football, which included a third spell with Leça. Subsequently, he worked as a graphic designer.

International career

Cao was part of the Portuguese under-20 team that won the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship, with the competition being held on home soil. In 2002 it was revealed that he had in fact been born in 1968, meaning he was crowned Youth World Champion at the age of 22.


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