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Full name  Anthony Santos Menezes
Name  Tony Menezes
Years  Team
Role  Soccer player

1998  America Rio de Janeiro
Height  1.85 m
1999  Bangu Rio de Janeiro
Playing position  Defender
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Date of birth  (1974-11-24) November 24, 1974 (age 41)
Place of birth  Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil
Current team  Porto Alegre Futebol Clube

Tony menezes reminisces about winning the 2000 concacaf gold cup

Anthony Santos Menezes (born November 24, 1974) is a retired Canadian-Brazilian professional soccer player.


Club career

A 6'1, 180 lb (82 kg) defender, Menezes has a Brazilian mother and Canadian father, when he was 10, he and his family immigrated to Brazil. He played for Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro until 2001, then signed with Chinese team Nanjing Yoyo. On April 19, 2006 he signed for the Toronto Lynx and played only one season.

In November 2006, he signed for defending champions Mahindra United of the Indian National Football League, after two years in India joined back to his homeland Brazil and signed in January 2008 with Porto Alegre FC.

International career

He made his debut for Canada in a May 1998 friendly match against Macedonia and earned a total of 27 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented Canada in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and was a member of the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup title-winning squad. He also played with Canada at 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup in Japan. He has also played for the Beach Soccer national team from Canada.

His final international was a January 2003 friendly match against the United States.


  • CONCACAF Gold Cup: 1
  • References

    Tony Menezes Wikipedia

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