Date of birth: May 18, 1981
Place of birth: Dracena, Brazil
Height: 1,87 m
Weight: 80 kg
Edu Dracena signed with Fenerbahce prior to the 2006-2007 as another Brazilian addition to the team. Fenerbahce transferred the defender from Brazilian squad Cruzeiro for 5.7 million Euros. Edu is under contract with Fener for four years.
Edu began his career with Guarani FC before moving to Greek side Olympiakos. He earned a reputation as a top notch defender in Brazil with Cruzeiro. After three years and 89 games, he joined Fenerbahce to form the squad’s tremendous back line. The star, who also has Italian citizenship, also scored Fenerbahce’s 500th goal in 2007 against arch-rivals Galatasaray.
Edu was part of several Brazilian championship teams with Cruzeiro and has also earned three caps for the Brazilian National Team. Coach Dunga recently called him back to the squad in 2007 where Edu saw significant playing time against USA and Mexico. He currently wears the #36 shirt for Fenerbahce.