Kleberson

Date of birth19 June 1979
Place of birthUrai
NationalityBrazilian
Weight64 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Full name is: Jose Kleberson Pereira.

Kleberson forced himself on to the fringes of the national squad in 2001 as he was a key figure in his club's first-ever Brazilian title success.

He was chosen by Luiz Felipe Scolari for the first friendly of 2002, and responded with a goal scoring debut against Bolivia.

His new coach noted that, despite his relative inexperience, he performed with the authority of a veteran.

Mostly known as a defensive midfielder, becoming more involved as the tournament progressed, he played in the World Cup Final victory against Germany.

The Brazilian World Cup winner struggled to make an impact at United, as he found it difficult to make the transition to Premier League football.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Atletico Paranaense 01 Jul 1998 12 Aug 2003
Manchester United 12 Aug 2003 08 Aug 2005
Beşiktaş 08 Aug 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2003-04 Manchester United FA Cup 1
2003-04 Manchester United League Cup 1
2003-04 Manchester United Premier League 10
2
2
1
2003-04 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1
1
2004-05 Manchester United League Cup 3
2004-05 Manchester United Premier League 6
2
1
2004-05 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 2
1
2005-06 Beşiktaş UEFA Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Aug 2003 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
31 Aug 2003 Southampton v Manchester United L 1-0 Premier League
04 Nov 2003 Manchester United v Rangers W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
22 Nov 2003 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
26 Nov 2003 Panathinaikos v Manchester United W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
30 Nov 2003 Chelsea v Manchester United L 1-0 Premier League
03 Dec 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 2-0 League Cup 4th round
06 Dec 2003 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 4-0 Premier League
13 Dec 2003 Manchester United v Manchester City W 3-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2003 Manchester United v Everton W 3-2 Premier League
04 Jan 2004 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2004 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
11 Feb 2004 Manchester United v Middlesbrough L 2-3 Premier League
21 Feb 2004 Manchester United v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
01 May 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United L 1-0 Premier League
08 May 2004 Manchester United v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
25 Aug 2004 Manchester United v Dinamo Bucuresti W 3-0
Agg: 5-1
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
28 Aug 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
30 Aug 2004 Manchester United v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
11 Sep 2004 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
28 Sep 2004 Manchester United v Fenerbahçe W 6-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
16 Oct 2004 Birmingham City v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
26 Oct 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Manchester United W 0-3 League Cup 3rd round
03 Nov 2004 Manchester United v Sparta Praha W 4-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
10 Nov 2004 Manchester United v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
01 Dec 2004 Manchester United v Arsenal W 1-0 League Cup 5th round
09 Apr 2005 Norwich City v Manchester United L 2-0 Premier League
24 Apr 2005 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
01 May 2005 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United W 0-4 Premier League
07 May 2005 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Brazil FIFA World Cup 3
2
2001-02 Brazil International Friendly 5
2
2
2002-03 Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2002-03 Brazil International Friendly 6
2003-04 Brazil Copa America 5
1
2003-04 Brazil International Friendly 1
2004-05 Brazil FIFA World Cup 1
2008-09 Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup
1
2008-09 Brazil FIFA World Cup
1
2009-10 Brazil FIFA World Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
31 Jan 2002 Brazil v Bolivia W 6-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 2002 Saudi Arabia v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Mar 2002 Brazil v Iceland W 6-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Brazil v Yugoslavia W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Portugal v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Catalonia v Brazil W 1-3 International Friendly
25 May 2002 Malaysia v Brazil W 0-4 International Friendly
13 Jun 2002 Costa Rica v Brazil W 2-5 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
17 Jun 2002 Brazil v Belgium W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 Brazil v England W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
30 Jun 2002 Brazil v Germany W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Final
21 Aug 2002 Brazil v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Korea Republic v Brazil W 2-3 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 China PR v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Portugal v Brazil L 2-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Mexico v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Nigeria v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
19 Jun 2003 Brazil v Cameroon L 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
21 Jun 2003 Brazil v USA W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
23 Jun 2003 Brazil v Turkey D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
18 Feb 2004 Republic of Ireland v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Jul 2004 Brazil v Costa Rica W 4-1 Copa America Group C
14 Jul 2004 Brazil v Paraguay L 1-2 Copa America Group C
18 Jul 2004 Brazil v Mexico W 4-0 Copa America Quarter-final
21 Jul 2004 Brazil v Uruguay W 1-1 (5-3) Copa America Semi-final
25 Jul 2004 Argentina v Brazil W 2-2 (4-2) Copa America Final
17 Nov 2004 Ecuador v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
10 Jun 2009 Brazil v Paraguay W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
25 Jun 2009 Brazil v South Africa W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
12 Aug 2009 Estonia v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Jun 2010 Brazil v Chile W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - round of 16


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.