Real Name: Gláuber
HT: 6' 3" WT: 180
Age: 32 (08/05/1983)
Birthplace: São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Hometown: São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Boasting a wealth of international experience across the highest levels of global soccer, Gláuber joins the Crew from Rapid Bucharest of the Romanian First Division, where he made 46 appearances and scored one goal from 2010-13 across all competitions. The Brazilian-born centerback has spent time with top-tier clubs in Europe and Brazil, plying his trade for the likes of Manchester City (Barclays Premier League), 1. FC Nürnberg (German Bundesliga), and Brazilian sides Palmeiras and Clube Atlético Mineiro during his 13-year professional career. Gláuberʼs most prolific stint came with German Bundesliga side Nürnberg, where the defender made 51 appearances for the club in three seasons en route to winning the 2007 German League Cup.

With Italian heritage and dual-citizenship in Brazil and Italy, Gláuber has played one match internationally for the Brazilian National Team. The defenderʼs lone cap came in a 3-0 victory for Canarinho against Guatemala in a friendly on April 27, 2005.

Professional Experience:

2010-13 (Rapid Bucuresti): Gláuber appeared in 46 Romanian La Liga matches for Rapid Bucuresti over two and a half seasons, scoring one goal. Gláuber played the full 90 minutes in Rapid Bucuresti's 1-0 win over SC Heerenveen during 2012-13Europa League play.

2010 (São Caetano): In a short stint with Brazilian Paulista side São Caetano, Gláuber played 477 minutes in six games in his return to Brazil.

2008-09 (Manchester City FC): During his lone season in England, Gláuber played six minutes at leftback against Bolton Wanderers.

2005-08 (1. FC Nürnberg): In three Bundesliga seasons, the Brazilian centerback made 51 appearances en route to winning the 2007 DFB Pokal with Nürnberg. Initially on loan with the German side in 2005, Gláuber was an immediate starter, leading to a full transfer from Palmeiras the next season.

2003-05 (Palmeiras): In his first taste of First Division soccer, Gláuber made 14 apperances over three seasons with São Paulo side Palmeiras in the Brazilian Serie A.


Gláuber's lone appearance for the Brazilian National Team came on April 27, 2005 in an international friendly with Guatemala.

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