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Wednesday, 8 May, 2002, 09:24 GMT 10:24 UK

Kleberson

Club: Atletico Paranaense
Position: Midfielder

One of the rising stars of Brazilian football.

His World Cup was initially restricted to cameo appearances from the bench.

But since coach Luiz Felipe Scolari decided to tighten up the midfield he has played a more influential role.

Kleberson, who turned 23 during the tournament, only made his international debut in February.

An elegant playmaker, he made an instant impression, scoring a stunning goal to help his side to a 6-0 friendly win over Bolivia.


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