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June 26, 1983
Felipe Melo de Carvalho (born 26 June 1983) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Brasilian club Palmeiras Melo is a Brazilian international and played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He arrived in Europe in 2005 and has played for top division clubs like Juventus, ACF Fiorentina, UD Almeria, Racing de Santander F.C. Internazionale Milano and Mallorca. He also holds the Spanish nationality since the 2007–08 season, and thus was not consumed by the non-EU registration quota for new signings from abroad in Serie A. As of 2015, he is the most decorated Brazilian player in Turkish domestic competitions, winning seven cups, beating the record of his fellow countryman and ex-Galatasaray goalkeeper Cláudio Taffarel.