Julio Cesar

Born: September 3, 1979 (age 38)

Height: 5'10.5" (179cm)

Hometown: Duque de Caxias, Brazil
Nationality: Brazil Brazilian

Position: Goalkeeper
Team: Benfica (no. 12)
Spurs' Aaron Lennon is thwarted by QPR keeper Julio Cesar on January 12, 2013
Career History
Senior2005-2012Inter Milan
2012-2014Queens Park Rangers
→ 2014Toronto (loan)
2014-Benfica
International2004-Brazil
Sports Mole has 341 articles about Julio Cesar. Articles 1 to 40:
Alex Grimaldo in action for Benfica in October 2017
Manchester United 'given Alex Grimaldo green light'
Manchester United are seemingly given the go-ahead to bid for Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo.
Nov 16, 09:30
Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar makes a save during the round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 28, 2014
Julio Cesar: 'Neymar best player in the world'
Former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar brands Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar "the best player in the world today".
Nov 11, 17:34
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring during the EFL Cup game between Manchester United and Burton Albion on September 20, 2017
Team News: Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata start for Manchester United
Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata start for Manchester United in their trip to Benfica.
Oct 18, 18:36
Theo Walcott celebrates opening the scoring during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on March 7, 2017
Result: Goals galore as Theo Walcott shines in Arsenal win over Benfica
Theo Walcott scores twice as Arsenal romp to a 5-2 win over pre-season opponents Benfica in the Emirates Cup.
Jul 29, 18:09
Arturo Vidal celebrates scoring during the Champions League quarter-final between Bayern Munich and Benfica on April 5, 2016
Preview: Benfica vs. Bayern Munich
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Benfica and Bayern Munich at the Estadio da Luz.
Apr 12, 15:07
Pep Guardiola follows the game during the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Bayern Munich and Juventus on March 16, 2016
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Benfica
Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg between Bayern Munich and Benfica at the Allianz Arena.
Apr 4, 21:49
Ezequiel Garay of FC Zenit St. Petersburg during the Russian Football League match between FC Zenit St. Petersburg and FC Dinamo Moscow at the Petrovsky stadium on July 19, 2015
Team News: Zenit defender Ezequiel Garay named on bench against former club Benfica
Zenit's Ezequiel Garay is named on the bench against his former club Benfica for their Champions League last-16 second leg.
Mar 9, 16:06
Jonas in action during the Champions League encounter between Benfica and Zenit on February 16, 2016
Result: Late Jonas header gives Benfica slim lead over Zenit St Petersburg
Jonas's 91st-minute header gives Benfica a 1-0 lead to take to Zenit St Petersburg in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Feb 16, 21:39
Benfica's Brazilian forward Jonas (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Portuguese league football match SL Benfica vs Ass Academica de Coimbra at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on December 4, 2015
Result: Benfica put four past Vitoria de Setubal
Benfica put the pressure on the top two in the Primeira Liga with a 4-2 victory over Vitoria de Setubal.
Dec 12, 22:39
Atletico Madrid's Argentinian forward Luciano Vietto (L) celebrates with a teammate after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match SL Benfica vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on December 8, 2015.
Result: Atletico Madrid win group after beating Benfica
Atletico Madrid qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League as group winners after beating Benfica 2-1 in Portugal.
Dec 8, 21:37
Atletico Madrid's midfielder Saul Niguez (R) celebrates with his teammate Atletico Madrid's defender Juanfran (L) after scoring a goal against SL Benfica during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match SL Benfica vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the
Half-Time Report: Atletico Madrid on course to win group
A goal from Saul Niguez gives Atletico Madrid a 1-0 lead against Benfica at the Estadio da Luz.
Dec 8, 20:39
Benfica's players celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between FC Astana and SL Benfica at the Astana Arena stadium in Astana on November 25, 2015.
Result: Benfica ease past Braga
Defending champions Benfica move up to third in the Primeira Liga by beating Braga 2-0 at the Estadio Municipal de Braga.
Nov 30, 22:57
Benfica's players celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between FC Astana and SL Benfica at the Astana Arena stadium in Astana on November 25, 2015.
Result: Benfica on verge of qualification
A brace from Raul Jimenez sees Benfica earn a share of the spoils against Astana to leave them on the cusp of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Nov 25, 16:54
Astana's players celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between FC Astana and Galatasaray AS at the Astana Arena stadium in Astana on September 30, 2015
Half-Time Report: Astana keeping qualification hopes alive
Champions League minnows Astana hold a 2-1 lead over Benfica after 45 minutes of their clash in Kazakhstan.
Nov 25, 15:48
Benfica's Brazilian forward Jonas (L) celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League football match SL Benfica vs Galatasaray AS at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 3, 2015.
Live Commentary: Astana 2-2 Benfica - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the Champions League match between Astana and Benfica in Group C.
Nov 25, 14:30
Benfica's Brazilian defender Luisao (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match SL Benfica v Galatasaray AS at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 3, 2015
Live Commentary: Benfica 2-1 Galatasaray - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Benfica's 2-1 win over Galatasaray in Group C of the Champions League.
Nov 3, 19:15
Sporting's Colombian forward Teofilo Gutierrez celebrates a goal during the Portuguese league football match SL Benfica vs Sporting CP at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on Ocotober 25, 2015
Result: Sporting Lisbon beat Benfica in Lisbon derby
Sporting Lisbon score three goals before half time as they beat Benfica at the Estadio da Luz.
Oct 25, 19:09
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Result: Galatasaray win to keep qualification hopes alive
Goals from Selcuk Inan and Lukas Podolski give Galatasaray a 2-1 win over Benfica.
Oct 21, 21:38
Benfica's Argentinian midfielder Nicolas Gaitan scores during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015.
Half-Time Report: Galatasaray bounce back to lead Benfica
Goals from Selcuk Inan and Lukas Podolski cancel out Nicolas Gaitan's opener and give Galatasaray a 2-1 half-time lead against Benfica.
Oct 21, 20:32
Galatasaray players celebrate after Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski scored the second goal during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 2
Live Commentary: Galatasaray 2-1 Benfica - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Galatasaray's come-from-behind 2-1 win over Benfica in Group C in the Champions League.
Oct 21, 19:15
Benfica's Argentinian midfielder Nicolas Gaitan celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs SL Benfica at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on September 30, 2015
Match Analysis: Atletico Madrid 1-2 Benfica
Sports Mole reviews the action from Madrid as Atleti suffer their first home defeat in the Champions League for 19 months after losing 2-1 to Benfica.
Sep 30, 22:20
Benfica's forward Goncalo Guedes celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs SL Benfica at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on September 30, 2015
Result: Benfica fightback stuns Atletico Madrid
Benfica come back from a goal down to stun Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Sep 30, 21:36
Benfica's Argentinian midfielder Nico Gaitan (L) vies with Porto's Mexican forward Jesus Corona (C) next to Porto's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs SL Benfica at the Dragao stadium in Porto, on Septemb
Result: Late Andre Andre goal downs Benfica in Classico
Porto edge out Classico rivals Benfica with a 1-0 victory courtesy of Andre Andre's late winner.
Sep 20, 21:07
Wayne Rooney of England celebrates after scoring their third goal during the UEFA Euro 2004, Group B match between Croatia and England at the Luz Stadium on June 21, 2004
Wayne Rooney: Top five England goals
As he closes in on a goalscoring record, Sports Mole picks out Wayne Rooney's top five goals for England.
Sep 3, 12:40
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Result: Roberto strike sees Benfica slip up at Arouca
Roberto scores early on as Arouca beat Benfica to move top of the Primeira Liga.
Aug 23, 21:19
Benfica's Brazilian midfielder Anderson Talisca celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group C football match SL Benfica vs AS Monaco at Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 4, 2014
Result: Benfica put four past Estoril Praia in comfortable Primeira Liga victory
Benfica secure a comfortable 4-0 victory over visitors Estoril Praia in the Primeira Liga, thanks to second-half goals from Kostas Mitroglou, Jonas and Nelson Semedo.
Aug 16, 22:27
Benfica's coach Jorge Jesus gestures during the UEFA Champions League group C football match SL Benfica vs Olympiacos FC at Luz Stadium in Lisbon on October 23, 2013
Result: Andre Carrillo seals Sporting Lisbon Super Cup triumph
Sporting Lisbon edge out city rivals Benfica to win the Portuguese Super Cup.
Aug 9, 22:39
Teddy Sheringham of Manchester United heads goalwards during the UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp in Barcelona on 26 May, 1999
Top five greatest Champions League finals
Sports Mole looks back at five classic Champions League final encounters ahead of tonight's meeting between Barcelona and Juventus in Berlin.
Jun 6, 12:46
Brazil's forward Oscar is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match France vs Brazil, on March 26, 2015
Live Commentary: France 1-3 Brazil - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the International friendly between France and Brazil at the Stade de France.
Mar 26, 18:45
Ryan Giggs celebrates scoring for Manchester United against QPR on February 25, 2013.
On this day: Ryan Giggs scores last Manchester United goal
Two years ago today, Ryan Giggs scored the 168th and final goal of his Manchester United career.
Feb 23, 09:58
Zenit's players celebrate their goal during the UEFA Champions league group C football match against Benfica in St. Petersburg on November 26, 2014
Result: Zenit St Petersburg boost qualification hopes with Benfica win
Zenit St Petersburg beat Benfica 1-0 to boost their chances of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League.
Nov 26, 18:56
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Half-Time Report: Slow going in St Petersburg between Zenit, Benfica
A crucial second half awaits Zenit St Petersburg and Benfica after the two sides play out a goalless opening 45 minutes of their Champions League Group C tie in Russia.
Nov 26, 17:50
Benfica's Brazilian midfielder Anderson Talisca celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group C football match SL Benfica vs AS Monaco at Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 4, 2014
Match Analysis: Benfica 1-0 AS Monaco
Sports Mole provides an analysis of Benfica's crucial 1-0 victory over AS Monaco in Group C of the Champions League.
Nov 4, 22:25
Monaco's Italian defender Andrea Raggi vies with Benfica's Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between SL Benfica and AS Monaco FC at Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 4, 2014
Result: Anderson Talisca wins it for Benfica
An Anderson Talisca goal secures a vital Champions League win for Benfica.
Nov 4, 21:37
Monaco's Italian defender Andrea Raggi vies with Benfica's Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between SL Benfica and AS Monaco FC at Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 4, 2014
Half-Time Report: Benfica, Monaco goalless at the interval
Benfica and Monaco head into half time goalless in their Champions League group match.
Nov 4, 20:34
Leverkusen's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu and Leverkusen's forward Stefan Kiessling celebrate during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group C football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs SL Benfica in Leverkusen, western Germany on October 1, 2014
Match Analysis: Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 Benfica
Sports Mole analyses the Group C Champions League clash between Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica at the BayArena.
Oct 1, 22:16
Leverkusen's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu and Leverkusen's forward Stefan Kiessling celebrate during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group C football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs SL Benfica in Leverkusen, western Germany on October 1, 2014
Result: Bayer Leverkusen stroll to Benfica win
Bayer Leverkusen ease to a 3-1 victory over Benfica to boost their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16.
Oct 1, 21:45
Leverkusen's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu and Leverkusen's forward Stefan Kiessling celebrate during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group C football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs SL Benfica in Leverkusen, western Germany on October 1, 2014
Half-Time Report: Bayer Leverkusen in control against Benfica
Bayer Leverkusen dominate the first half against Benfica, with Stefan Kiessling and Son Heung-Min giving them a 2-0 lead at half time.
Oct 1, 20:42
Stefan Kiessling reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Braunschweig in the German city of Leverkusen on March 29, 2014
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Benfica
Sports Mole looks ahead to Wednesday's Champions League meeting between Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica in Germany.
Sep 29, 15:48
 Cesar of Brazil gestures during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Italy and Brazil on June 22, 2013
Benfica confirm Julio Cesar capture
Benfica confirm the signing of Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar on a two-year contract, following his release by Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.
Aug 19, 23:32



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Porto1110103042631
2Sporting Lisbon118302471727
3Benfica118212381526
4Braga117131911822
5Maritimo11713139422
6Rio AveRio Ave11524118317
7BelenensesBelenenses115151315-216
8Vitoria de GuimaraesGuimaraes114251421-714
9BoavistaBoavista114161214-213
10Pacos de FerreiraPacos de Ferreira113351321-812
11TondelaTondela113351516-112
12PortimonensePortimonense113352023-312
13Feirense113261014-411
14ChavesChaves113261419-511
15Vitoria de SetubalSetubal112451215-310
16Desportivo das AvesAves112361018-89
17MoreirenseMoreirense11146719-127
18Estoril PraiaEstoril11209826-186
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