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Ivan Rocha

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Full name  Ivan Rocha Lima
Years  Team
1992–1994  Valladolid
Role  Footballer
Playing position  Defender
Place of birth  Sao Paulo, Brazil
1992  Sao Paulo
Name  Ivan Rocha
Height  1.85 m
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Date of birth  (1969-01-14) 14 January 1969 (age 46)

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Ivan Rocha Lima (born 14 January 1969), known as Rocha, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a central defender.


Football career

Rocha was born in Sao Paulo. During his career, he played almost exclusively in Spain: after a short spell with hometown's Sao Paulo Futebol Clube the 23-year-old joined Real Valladolid, which he helped promote from Segunda Division in his first year – having played in only 21 matches the defender scored an impressive nine goals, second-best in the squad with Jose Emilio Amavisca.

After another season Rocha signed with fellow La Liga club Atletico Madrid, but played very rarely for the Colchoneros, also being loaned several times during his stint in Madrid (Valladolid again, CD Logrones and RCD Mallorca) and being downed with consecutive injuries.

In the 1998 summer Atletico released Rocha, and he played three more seasons in the country, one apiece with Deportivo Alaves, CD Numancia and Elche CF, the latter in the second division. After two years of inactivity he returned to his country and appeared for modest Uniao Sao Joao Esporte Clube, retiring for good at 35.


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